Class of 2016 Graduates

Oh, the Places They’ll Go…

May 13, 2016 / General News

… and the species they’ll treat, the specialties they’ll pursue, and the difference they’ll make in the lives of people and animals everywhere. After four years engaged in one of the world’s most innovative veterinary curricula, the Illinois Class of 2016 will recite the Veterinarian’s Oath together on Friday, May 13, and disperse to parts...

[Bear, a patient at the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital]

Abused Dog Recovering at Veterinary Hospital

May 10, 2016 / General News

Update on Tuesday, May 10 – Critical care specialists at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are delighted that Bear is healthy enough to be released to a new forever home. One the doctors shared: “His hypothyroidism is responding well to therapy.  The wound that was surgically addressed is healing well.  He is eating and drinking well.”...

Box Turtle

College Hosts Box Turtle Conservation Workshop

May 4, 2016 / General News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory is hosting a 2016 Box Turtle Conservation Workshop on May 19-21. The workshop will focus on box turtle epidemiology, with areas of interest including population trends, ecology, life history strategies, and systematics. Due to the declining populations of box turtles, the goal of the workshop is...

[eagle being taken from surgical table after surgery]

Bald Eagle Surgery Goes Well

May 4, 2016 / General News

Update August 24 at 10:30 am: We’re excited to share this update courtesy of the southern Illinois rehabilitation center caring for the bald eagle that left the University of Illinois on June 15! The volunteers at that center are facilitating physical therapy by walking back and forth in the enclosure to encourage the birds to fly...

Herrmann Wins Teaching Award at UI-Chicago

Apr 29, 2016 / Center for One Health Illinois

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of the best teachers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating...

[yvette johnson-walker]

Summer Course Engages High Schoolers in Real-life Outbreak Scenario

Apr 22, 2016 / General News

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker will take local high school students on a free global science adventure, without leaving the Illinois campus. “Outbreak!” is an advanced four-week summer course that uses the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa to immerse rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the basic principles of public health and infectious disease...

students exam tree kangaroo

Zoos Offer Students Exotic Animal Experience

Apr 13, 2016 / General News

Exotic animals in central Illinois are hard to come by, but thanks to nearby zoos, veterinary students at the University of Illinois can gain incredible field experience. The College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum offers an exotic animal rotation through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s zoological medicine service. With Dr. Kenneth Welle and Dr. Matt Allender, students...

[Illinois veterinary students with lambs]

Counting on Sheep to Deliver Hands-on Education

Mar 23, 2016 / General News

Ewes present a practical teaching model The oohs and coos one expects to hear in a delivery ward were mixed with plenty of high-pitched bleats and long, passionate “mehs” on a sunny March evening when half a dozen first- and second-year veterinary students visited. That’s because these moms were ewes, and sometimes when a student...

College Research Day Features Authority in Zoo Reproductive Management

Mar 15, 2016 / General News

Celebrate research at the college on April 20 Dr. Cheryl Asa, who pioneered the field of wildlife reproductive research, will deliver the keynote address, entitled “The Role of Reproductive Management in Maintaining Sustainable Animal Populations: The Need for Translational Science,” at the annual Research Day celebration at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine...