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[Uwe Rudolph]

Uwe Rudolph Named Head of Comparative Biosciences

Aug 29, 2018 / General News

International Scholar in Neuroscience The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes Dr. Uwe Rudolph as professor and head of the Department of Comparative Biosciences. Dr. Rudolph most recently held the dual positions of professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Laboratory of Genetic Neuropharmacology at McLean...

[Summer Research Training Program - Tran Hoag]

Summertime, and the Research Is Everywhere

Aug 21, 2018 / General News

The veterinary curriculum is demanding, so when the spring semester draws to a close, many students are more than ready to leave academia behind and dive into clinical work or time off. —Da Yeon Eom Featured photos of students provided by Betsy Innes and Lois Hoyer.

Alumna Uses One Health Concept to Investigate Diseases

Aug 17, 2018 / Alumni News

Since graduating, Dr. Heather Venkat (DVM ’13, MPH ’14, DACVPM ’18) has been able to apply crucial skills in veterinary medicine, public health, and epidemiology towards disease surveillance, outbreak preparedness and response, data analysis, and education and outreach. She obtained her DVM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and Master’s in Public...

Judson Smith

Illinois Students Make Wellness a Priority

Jul 31, 2018 / General News

“As someone who went through a period of depression, I was hit hard when I listened to the data on increased veterinary depression and suicide,” says Judson Smith, a third-year veterinary medicine student. Smith learned a lot about mental health and wellness at the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium, which he attended...

[Dr. Jim Lowe poses with a Japanese veterinarian]

Japanese Pork Preference Drives Producers to EVP International

Jul 2, 2018 / General News

EVP International Welcomes 38 Alumni in Japan Responding to the growing demand for pork in Japan, top swine veterinarians in that country recently became the newest alumni of the University of Illinois Executive Veterinary Program (EVP™). In June, 38 veterinarians, representing every major swine practice and pork production company in Japan, spent three days learning...

[phi zeta winners 2018]

Illinois Sweeps International Veterinary Honors Society Research Awards

Jun 28, 2018 / Alumni News

Graduate students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine took top honors in both categories of the annual scholarly article competition sponsored by Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jamie Stewart, a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Fabio Lima, received the award for best basic research manuscript...

[Dogs race in the Copper Basin 300]

Alumni Provide Care for Annual Sled Dog Race

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

516 dogs were examined for the Copper Basin 300 Alumna Dr. Cristina (Nina) Hansen has been enjoying life in Alaska since graduating with the Illinois DVM Class of 2007. Immediately out of school, Dr. Hansen moved to Alaska and worked in small animal practice for three years. She then completed a PhD at the University...

[Dr. Chandler Todd graduates]

2018 Graduates Share Memories of Illinois

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

Congratulations, Class of 2018! As they wrapped up their time at Illinois, we invited members of the Class of 2018 to share their favorite rotations, memorable experiences, and what they’ll miss and to let us know where they were headed. Read on for a variety of viewpoints.   Dr. Chandler Todd Hometown: Crete, Ill. “First-year...

Equine Practice Offers Continuum of Care through Illinois Veterinary College

May 30, 2018 / General News

Monfort Practice Becomes ‘Midwest Equine’ Dr. Tom Monfort, a legend in Illinois equine veterinary practice, has announced his retirement this summer. The practice he has owned for decades at 20844 Cumberland Road, six miles southwest of Farmer City, Ill., will continue to serve horse owners under a new name, Midwest Equine. Midwest Equine will continue...

[Dr. Pamela Wilkins]

Dr. Pamela Wilkins Receives International Applied Research Award

May 29, 2018 / General News

Dr. Pamela Wilkins, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine since 2008, was honored at the 15th World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress, held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China in April 2018. She received the Boehringer-Ingelheim WEVA Applied Research Award. The award includes the opportunity to present an invited lecture....