Missing Kestrel Returns to Wildlife Clinic

Sep 29, 2015 / General News

Breaking news at 9:44 am, September 29: Thistle, the American kestrel that flew away from her handler at the Wildlife Medical Clinic on Wednesday, September 23, was reported in a Colony West condominium about two miles west of the College of Veterinary Medicine mid morning today. Drs. Julia Whittington and Nichole Rosenhagen arrived quickly and...

Jodi Flaws receives all-around excellence award from Dean Peter Constable

College Recognizes Service and Excellence

Sep 22, 2015 / General News

Eight members of the faculty and staff and one graduate student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine received awards for service excellence in a ceremony held September 22. The awards were presented by Dean Peter Constable. Two veterinary technicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital were honored: Shari Poruba, ophthalmology, received the Shirley...

[David Quammen]

Ebola Author Quammen to Speak on Campus

Sep 8, 2015 / General News

“Ebola and Beyond: Emerging Viruses in a Globalized World” is the title of a lecture to be deliver by journalist and author David Quammen, best known for his 2012 publication Spillover, a work on the science, history, and human impacts of emerging diseases that was short-listed for eight national and international awards and won three....

[visitors gown up for mock surgery at Open House]

Annual Veterinary College Open House Set for October 4

Sep 8, 2015 / General News

On Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 350 veterinary students will host the public for a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. From prospective veterinarians to anyone fascinated by animals, everyone will find something of interest at the University of Illinois veterinary college Open House. The event offers...

Susan Szuch

Student Wins National Award for Story on Vet Med Research

Aug 28, 2015 / General News

Susan Szuch, a sophomore in journalism at the University of Illinois College of Media, has won a Michael E. DeBakey Award for Journalism and Media Excellence from the Foundation for Biomedical Research for a story she wrote in the Daily Illini. The story showcased research by Timothy Fan, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, and...

[Scene from Fall Conference 2014]

Registration Open for Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Jul 1, 2015 / General News

Visit: Whether you’re coming for the camaraderie with faculty and classmates or for the cutting-edge knowledge, it’s hard to beat the value at Fall Conference for Veterinarians, the college’s annual continuing education event. This year the conference will be held September 17 and 18 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, about one...

[two goats in a pen]

College Teams Up With Ag Department For 2015 Illinois State Fair

Jul 1, 2015 / General News

Veterinary Students Partner with the Office of the State Veterinarian for Hands-on Opportunities SPRINGFIELD, IL—Students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine will work alongside veterinarians from the college and from the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) to provide veterinary care for all animals on the grounds during the 2015 Illinois...

[Rep. Kurt Schrader and Dr. Sarah Allison]

Allison Finds AAVMC Public Policy Fellowship ‘Life Changing’

Jun 25, 2015 / Alumni News

When Dr. Sarah Allison talks about her recent veterinary public policy fellowship, she exudes excitement. “I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to participate in this fellowship,” said Dr. Allison, a clinical assistant professor and assistant director for the campus Division of Animal Resources. “It was life changing.” Dr. Allison was one of two inaugural...

Veterinary Lab’s New Biotyper Speeds Clinical Microbiology Identification

Jun 23, 2015 / General News

An instrument recently acquired by the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is capable of matching microorganisms cultured from submissions against more than 5,600 distinct pathogens—bacteria, yeasts, and fungi —in the system’s database. And it takes only 90 minutes to identify up to 96 isolates. Diagnostic techniques previously used to identify pathogens, in comparison, took...

[hawk on road with U of I police car]

Recovered Red-tailed Hawk to Be Released

Jun 18, 2015 / General News

A red-tailed hawk that has been recuperating at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic since June 2 is now ready to return to the spot it was discovered. Volunteers from the clinic have scheduled the release for 2 pm on Friday, June 19, at Stadium Terrace and Oak Street, near Memorial Stadium. A good...