News

[Illinois veterinary students at 2018 Job Fair]

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Feb 11, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the April 2019 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Attend the September 18 Job Fair Whether or not you are currently seeking a new associate, you would do well to investigate the job market for veterinary graduates. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs the job outlook...

[student at 2018 job fair]

Help for Prospective Veterinary Employers

Jan 22, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the February 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. How to Crack the Veterinary Job Market Last October we held a job fair in conjunction with the college’s annual Fall Conference. The energy was high in our new i-Flex classroom as more than 30 employers interacted with current...

[Dr. Ken Welle with a parrot]

Compounding Interest: Spotlighting Veterinary Pharmacy Processes

Dec 5, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Winter 2018-19 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Veterinarians need flexible pharmacy rules “The truth is, for the vast majority of species there are no approved drugs. Everything is off label.” The medication only comes as a tablet, so must be put into a suspension for...

[members of the Illinois veterinary Class of 2022]

Good News from Illinois about Students and Alumni

Sep 29, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Top-Notch Students, Outstanding Alumni Thanks to everyone in CVMA who helps out by mentoring, writing references for, and serving as admissions interviewers for prospective students. You play an important role in delivering outstanding future colleagues to our door, and...

[Dr. Heidi Phillips, veterinary microsurgeon]

Passionate People Move the Profession Forward

Aug 1, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Have you been advised to “find your passion”? If so, you might want to tweak that advice a little, based on findings from a recent study at Stanford that has generated buzz in the lay press. Researchers found...

[Illinois veterinary student in the Clinical Skills Learning Center]

The ‘I’ in Illinois Represents Innovation

Jul 6, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Diverse Collaboration Yields Innovation When you’ve got a groundbreaking veterinary curriculum and you want to make it even better, what is the next step? For Illinois, one answer is tapping into a type of expertise that we currently lack....

[Dr. Peter Constable and Dr. Dennis French]

Familiar Faces Move to New Places

May 15, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the June 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Congratulations to these newly appointed leaders The College of Veterinary Medicine at Illinois recently announced several new appointments. Head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine Dr. Dennis French, who had served as interim department head for the past...

[techs and students on shelter medicine rotation]

Shelter Medicine Program Posts Win for Students, Society, You

Mar 26, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the April 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. New program to expand services at nine locations You’ve heard of a win-win situation? The Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois scores a win for so many beneficiaries, we may run out of hyphens. To begin with, there are the...

[Andrea Vercelli, Pamela Pipkin, Julia Whittington]

Turning Lions into Feral Cats: Scholarships Tame Veterinary Student Debt

Jan 15, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the February 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Scholarships provide relief to veterinary students A beast that threatens far too many colleagues entering our profession today is educational debt. At Illinois, the median debt reported by 2017 graduates was nearly $160,000. That number falls right in line...