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[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,...

Compassion Crafts Alumna’s In-Home Hospice Career

Feb 28, 2019 / Alumni News

Dr. Heidi Pulito (DVM ’11) has spent more than six years working in small animal clinics, written a book to help struggling veterinarians, shared tools and techniques at veterinary conferences, and started her own company. Her unique role in this profession shows veterinarians the wide range of opportunities a degree in veterinary medicine opens. Trial...

[Dr. Carol Maddox]

Maddox Named Pathobiology Interim Head

Feb 11, 2019 / General News

Search for Full-Time Head Open Now In January, Dr. Carol Maddox took on the role of interim head of the Department of Pathobiology. Dr. Maddox, who joined the college faculty in 2000, is currently a full professor as well as head of the microbiology section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. ‘Tireless Dedication’ “We are grateful...

[Illinois veterinary students present to SWATT program handlers]

Hope Behind Bars – Handlers Learn Veterinary Skills

Dec 20, 2018 / General News

Students Make Second Visit to Training Program After our Human-Animal Bond Association club visited Shawnee Correctional Center in October to learn about the S.W.A.T.T. (Shawnee Wellness Assistance Therapy Training) program, we were eager to help in any way we could. The program coordinator, Angela Galbraith, invited us to come back in December when the next...

[Steve Juriga]

Veterinarians Collaborate on Website for K9 Handlers

Dec 5, 2018 / Alumni News

Alumnus Contributes Dental Health Information The opioid epidemic isn’t only impacting humans but is now killing working dogs, vulnerable to ultra-potent opioids entering the illegal drug trade. Drs. Maureen McMichael, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, and Stephen Juriga (IL DVM ’87), veterinary dentist, are working together to make resources available to protect working dogs from...

[pet-friendly license plate]

Shelter Medicine Program to Benefit from Illinois License Plate Sales

Oct 30, 2018 / General News

Pet overpopulation, shelter vet shortage In August, state legislators passed a bill that changed what happens to money generated through the state’s Pet Friendly license plate sales. That money will now support the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine Program. Previously, the funds were administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which matched eligible...

[Dr. William B. Buck]

In Memoriam: Dr. William Buck, Veterinary Toxicology Pioneer

Oct 23, 2018 / Alumni News

Dr. William Buck, 85, who served on the Illinois veterinary faculty from 1977 to 1997, died on October 18. He was one of the pioneers in the field of veterinary toxicology, and he leaves a legacy as an educator, researcher, and program builder. Among the many impactful facets of Dr. Buck’s career was the founding...

[Dean Constable leads awards program]

Recognizing Excellence: 2018 College Awards for Faculty, Staff, and Residents

Oct 18, 2018 / General News

On October 16, the college presented nine individuals with awards at the annual Excellence Awards Recognition Program, hosted by Dean Peter Constable. Chelsia Foil, veterinary technician in the Equine Medicine and Surgery service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the Shirley Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and service. Vicky Edwards,...