News

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Removing Barriers for Veterinary Student Applicants

Feb 1, 2021 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Summer 2021 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. GRE Is Optional, Interviews Move to Zoom The admissions cycle that closed last October broke records. According to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), the number of people applying through the centralized application service has been...

[socially distanced learners]

Delivering the Veterinary Curriculum during a Pandemic

Dec 17, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. ‘Students … Remarkably Resilient’ How do you teach 130 students when only 44 can safely be seated in your lecture hall? This and dozens of other questions faced us as we implemented COVID-19 safety protocols for fall semester....

[placing a tube with a saliva sample into a holder]

The Veterinary Factor in Pandemic Response

Jul 22, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August/September 2020 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. College Aids Plans for Safe Return to Campus As veterinarians, each of us took a solemn oath to use our knowledge and skills to benefit society and promote public health. The COVID-19 outbreak presents a public health crisis on...

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Accreditation Visit: A Time for Reflection

Jan 31, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the February/March 2020 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Our self-study tells a positive story At the start of a new year many people take stock of their lives and resolve to make adjustments that will help them achieve their goals. Organizationally, the college uses strategic planning to...

[Dr. Christopher Seals]

Care and Keeping of a DVM Curriculum

Jan 31, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Spring 2020 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Above, Dr. Christopher Seals relaxes in the college’s Learning Commons. Curriculum Map Delivers Diagnostics The data show that the Illinois DVM is highly valued in marketplace. Introduced in 2009, our innovative competency-based curriculum features 20+ weeks of clinical...

[architect's rending of new small animal surgery wing]

Expanded Surgery Service Delivers Comprehensive Care

Dec 19, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Winter 2020 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Above, an architect’s rendering of the new surgery wing under construction as part of the Small Animal Clinic. Five Faculty on Surgery Team The new year brings exciting changes for the small animal surgery service at the Veterinary...

[four anesthesiologists at Iliinois veterinary college]

Recruiting More ‘Bright Minds’ in Anesthesia

Oct 9, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October/November 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Fifth Faculty Member Arrives This Fall I’m delighted to report that over the past four years we’ve recruited from near and far to build a team of five in our anesthesia and pain management service. It’s remarkable growth, considering...

[architect's rending of new small animal surgery wing]

Strategic Moves Advance Veterinary Care

Jul 24, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August/September 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. We’re Here as a Resource for You If you’ve ever played the children’s logic puzzle called Rush Hour, you understand just how many small moves are sometimes needed to accomplish a goal. In the case of the puzzle, the...

[Karen Terio, Kathleen Colegrove, Krista Keller, Sarah Reich, Samantha Sander]

Zoo for You: Five Faculty Impacting the Wildlife/Exotics Field

May 26, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the June/July 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Above, from left: Drs. Karen Terio, Kathleen Colegrove, Krista Keller, Sarah Reich, and Samantha Sander. Astounding Contributions in Zoo/Wildlife Health Faculty and alumni from our college have made astounding contributions to veterinary education, research, and care related to zoo/wildlife/exotic...

[Peter Constable, Kim Selting, Andreas Cangellaris, Laura Garrett, Tim Fan]

People-Powered Oncology Team Adds Linear Accelerator

May 26, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the April/May 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Above, oncologists Drs. Kim Selting, Laura Garrett, and Tim Fan joined Dean Peter Constable and Provost Andreas Cangellaris to break ground for the linear accelerator wing on May 7, 2018. Linear Accelerator Operational in June On June 10 we’ll...