Zoological Pathology Program Monitors Canine Distemper Outbreak

May 24, 2019 / General News

Disease can be transmitted from wildlife to pets “Zombie” raccoons are in the news again in Cook County. Called zombies because they stagger around and show abnormal behaviors, the raccoons are not undead but infected with a virus: canine distemper virus. This virus may infect a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, foxes, and skunks in...

[Dr. Ana Cruz on a veterinary research trip]

Passion for Research, Medicine Propel Dr. Cruz

May 18, 2019 / Alumni News

‘That’s Where I’m Going to School’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Anamaria Cruz is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I decided to be a vet later in life than a lot of my peers. And by “later in life,” I mean junior high. I think I was an...

[American dog tick]

Help Combat Tick-borne Disease in Illinois with Data

May 14, 2019 / General News

Assist in Data Collection on Ticks The first year (2018) of I-TICK (Illinois Tick Inventory Collaboration Network) was overwhelmingly successful: 70 individual participants and 18 Hubs collected over 900 ticks in 28 counties in Illinois. The program is expanding in 2019, looking for more individuals and organizations willing to participate and assist in data collection...

[Gabriela Escalante helps with anesthesia at Exotic Feline Rescue Center]

Dr. Escalante Soars Toward Career in Anesthesia, Teaching

May 7, 2019 / Alumni News

From Pre-Med to Vet Med Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Gabriela Escalante is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I would not be where I am today without a little Razzle Dazzle. Razzle Dazzle is the name of my pet bird, a green-cheeked conure about the size of a...

[Suzanna Storms present research in 2017]

PhD Is ‘What’s Next’ for Dr. Storms

May 6, 2019 / Alumni News

‘Always a Forward Thinker’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Suzanna Storms is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I think I remember writing a paper in third grade where I said I wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up on a small farm in Washburn, Ill., about an...

[2 deans: constable and moore]

Peter Constable Named Distinguished Alumnus of Ohio State University

May 6, 2019 / General News

On Saturday, May 4, Dean Peter Constable received a Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine “for his extensive contributions to the improvement of veterinary education, animal health, and public awareness of veterinary medicine’s contribution to human health.” The recognition occurred during the college’s oath and hooding ceremony. In the...

[Dr. Brittany Kleszynski holding a puppy]

Dr. Kleszynski Chooses Diabetes Research Post-Doc

May 4, 2019 / Alumni News

‘in veterinary medicine, it all fit together’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brittany Kleszynski is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I have had the dream of going to vet school ever since I was a little kid. Growing up in the small town of Bonfield, Ill., I had...

[Dr. Brandi Burton holds a piglet]

Dr. Burton Holds the Reins of Her Veterinary Career

May 3, 2019 / Alumni News

Focus Changes from Horses to Pigs Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brandi Burton is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect, I was the only one of my six siblings who enjoyed riding horses. I always thought I wanted to be...

[pigs and EVP Swine]

EVP: Swine Class Enrolling Now

Mar 28, 2019 / General News

Early Registration Ends May 5 For the seventh time in its 28-year history, the Executive Veterinary Program: Swine Health Management has opened enrollment to veterinarians seeking to gain advanced skills needed by industry leaders. The program will convene at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, Ill., ten times between August 1, 2019, and February...

[Erin Lowe, Erin Kettelkamp, Brandi Burton, and Abby Vennekotter]

Illinois Alumni, Students Stand Out at Swine Vet Conference

Mar 15, 2019 / Alumni News

Eight Illinois veterinary students and two alumni were recognized at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in Orlando, Fla., this month. Pictured above (from left) are Dr. Erin Lowe and veterinary students Erin Kettelkamp, Brandi Burton, and Abby Vennekotter. Swine Practitioner of the Year Dr. William Hollis, of Bushnell,...