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The Wildlife Medical Clinic, a program of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a $1 million donation from Julia F. Saville, professor emerita in the Department of English at the University…
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Khan Family Gift Elevates Cancer Care for Pets

September 08, 2022 / General News

Business leader Shahid Khan, his wife Ann Margaret Khan, and their children Tony and Shanna Khan – all graduates of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – have made a gift of $15 million that will…
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Dunphys’ Estate Gift: ‘Giving for the Future’

June 14, 2022 / Alumni News

Animals cannot tell their doctors where it hurts or whether they’re taking their medicines. That makes effective communication between animal owners and veterinarians so crucial. Recognizing the importance of effective communication skills, Dr. Clyde Dunphy…
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[David Kieltyka in Uganda gorilla sanctuary]

Alumnus Overcomes Obstacles to Lead Rewarding Career

August 12, 2020 / Alumni News

Endows Scholarship for Students Facing Discrimination Dr. David Kieltyka (say Kell-TIC-ka) has had the kind of life and career from which “triumph over all the odds” books and movies are made. Growing up poor on…
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Alumni Speakers Urge Students to Explore Career Options

June 18, 2020 / Alumni News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Awards and Scholarships Celebration was held via Zoom this year. Nevertheless, alumni and student speakers shared their messages with the award winners and generous donors. Here are remarks…
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[photo illustration of Dr. Michael McElvaine]

McElvaine Scholarship Supports LGBTQ Students

June 17, 2020 / Alumni News

Created in Memory of Pioneer Advocate By all accounts, Dr. Michael McElvaine, a 1976 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, made a significant impact on the world. His illustrious professional career was coupled with…
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Sophie: The Story of An Exceptional Life

February 11, 2020 / Giving Stories

Gift to Hospital Honors Dog Animal owners are often moved to make a generous gift in gratitude for the lifesaving care delivered at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift Karen Gupta…
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Veterinary Duo Invests in Future Colleagues

May 03, 2019 / Alumni News

Scholarship Supports Area Students Dr. Paul Davis and Dr. Karin Crocker are both proud graduates of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine … 17 years apart. Yet they met, fell in love, and…
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