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Students Recognized at Society of Toxicology Meeting

Mar 29, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Research by Undergraduate, Doctoral Students Two student researchers working in the laboratory of Dr. Jodi Flaws, professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, were honored at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2021 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, which took place virtually at the end of March. Andressa Gonsioroski, a PhD...

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Veterinarians Recognized at Swine Practitioner Meeting

Mar 24, 2021 / Alumni News

Three swine veterinarians with Illinois connections received honors at this year’s American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Annual Meeting. To read about 10 Illinois veterinary student who were recognized for their research contributions at the meeting, please see “Illinois Students Repeat Strong Showing at AASV.” Dr. James (Jamie) Lehman was awarded the AASV Technical Services/Allied...

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Illinois Students Repeat Strong Showing at AASV

Mar 24, 2021 / General News

Students Selected to Present Original Research For the second year in a row, students from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine snagged the lion’s share of the spots for student research presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV). This year, Illinois students also took home top honors...

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Mar 23, 2021 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Juvenile Great Horned Owl The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always...

Mackenzie's cat, Florence, getting an exam

First-Year Clinical Rotations—Without the Clinics

Mar 9, 2021 / Student Blogs

Hands-on … Your Own Cat? Editor’s note: The University of Illinois veterinary curriculum is unusual in devoting eight weeks in the first year and seven weeks in the second year to clinical rotations. Illinois veterinary students also enter their “clinical year” midway through the spring semester of their third year. Then they wrap up their...

Members of VOICE club

Scholarship Expands Access to Veterinary Profession

Feb 26, 2021 / Alumni News

Hadley Family gift advances diversity, equity, inclusion “We are grateful to the Hadley family for making this significant gift that will benefit all our students,” said Dr. Peter Constable, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “With the partnership of donors, we can recruit and support a more diverse student body, one that will enrich...

Dr. Robin Holland in the COVID lab

2020 Graduate Robin Holland Pivotal in Campus COVID Response

Feb 15, 2021 / Alumni News

Building a Shield Against COVID in 5 Months Editor’s Note: Dr. Robin Holland, who graduated in May 2020 with her veterinary degree and had previously completed a PhD degree as part of the Veterinary Medical Scholars Program, had a very important role in fighting COVID-19 at the University of Illinois. This is her 2020 story....

Dr. Agwuna and Dr. Small in 1967

Dr. Emmanuel Agwuna, First Black Veterinary Graduate

Feb 10, 2021 / Alumni News

Member of the Class of 1967 The first Black veterinary graduate of our college was Dr. Emmanuel N. Agwuna, from Inyi, Nigeria. Nearly all that we know about him today has been gleaned from the 1967 edition of The Illio, the campus yearbook. Dr. Agwuna was a member of the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary service...

Get to Know Veronica Millsap

Feb 10, 2021 / Get to Know

Veronica Millsap, pictured above with dog, Betty White, began working as a certified veterinary technician in Zoological medicine in September 2020. Describe your role at the college. I’m a certified veterinary technician working in the Zoological Medicine department. I work with appointments for the various client owned zoological companion animal species we see, help with...

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Lipid Metabolites Target Pain, Inflammatory Pathways in Neurons

Feb 10, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Findings May Lead to Opioid Alternatives When modified using a process known as epoxidation, two naturally occurring lipids are converted into potent agents that target multiple cannabinoid receptors in neurons, interrupting pathways that promote pain and inflammation, researchers report. These modified compounds, called epo-NA5HT and epo-NADA, have much more powerful effects than the molecules from...