Caring at the Heart
Caring for animals is at the heart of our college. Clinical service is not just part of our outreach mission. It is central for educating the next generation of veterinarians and specialists and for developing groundbreaking treatments through clinical trials.
Ways We Care
As the state’s most comprehensive veterinary facility, our Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers a wide range of specialists and services for animal patients. And, since part of our mission is to educate practice-ready veterinarians, we have several clinics devoted to routine primary care.
For dogs and cats, that includes the Medical District Veterinary Clinic in Chicago and the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic in Urbana.
For horses, we have an equine ambulatory practice in Farmer City. Our farriers and equine veterinarians make farm calls or care for horses at the clinic.
Our Shelter Medicine program provides low-cost or free sterilization of pets at a number of regional animal shelters, giving our students a chance to perfect their surgery skills.
Our Wildlife Medical Clinic provides free care for ill or injured wildlife brought in by the public. It is another way our veterinary students get hands-on, real-life experience.