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In Memoriam: Dr. Borje Gustafsson, Leader in Academia and Theriogenology

Jan 6, 2020 / Alumni News

He Promoted International Collaborations We are saddened to share the news of the death last night of Dr. Borje K. Gustafsson, a former department head at our college and an international leader in veterinary education and theriogenology. He was 89 years old. We will share details regarding services when they are made known to us....

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Externship United Student’s Interests in Research, Veterinary Medicine

Dec 18, 2019 / Student Blogs

‘an incredible team of … veterinarians’ In the spring of 2017 I attended my second Gordon Research Conference on Chemical and Biological Terrorism Defense in California. Toward the beginning of the meeting, I made my way to dinner, where a co-attendee asked if he could join me at my table, and we began chatting. As...

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Swine Medicine ‘Giant’ Honored by College, Peers

Dec 9, 2019 / Alumni News

EVP room named for K.T. Wright On December 5, Dr. Kenneth “K.T.” Wright thought he was attending an event at which his long-time business partner and friend Dr. Joe Connor would receive an award from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Instead, he himself was the surprise guest of honor at a celebration...

Horsing around at Clinical Skills

Nov 26, 2019 / General News

Equine Meets Design “The nice thing about veterinary medicine is sometimes you get to create things that don’t yet exist,” says third-year Illinois veterinary student and part-time Clinical Skills Learning Center (CSLC) employee, Katyana Palafox. This summer, Palafox designed and built three life-size horse heads that will help students learn advanced equine skills. Palafox has...

Get to Know Debbie Cassout

Nov 26, 2019 / Get to Know

Debbie Cassout has worked as a Medical Technologist in the Virology section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for over 21 years.  Describe your role at the college:  I work in the Virology lab performing multiple tests including rabies. I also take care of cell culture and the equipment needed to run the tests. Quality control/quality...

Get to Know Kirstin Dohrer

Nov 26, 2019 / Get to Know

Kirstin Dohrer, Quality Assurance Coordinator at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine since April of 2017. Dohrer holds 16 years of research experience in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology as a Research Specialist in Life Sciences/Coordinator of Research Programs.  Describe your role at the college:  I oversee...

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College Celebrates Thanksgiving, Awards Excellence

Nov 26, 2019 / General News

On November 25, the college hosted its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. This year, the meal was followed by the faculty and staff excellence awards program. Nine individuals were honored with awards and more than 20 were recognized for their years of service at the Urbana campus. Dean Peter Constable served as emcee for the event and...

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Puppy Rescued from Lake Captures Attention Nationwide

Nov 12, 2019 / General News

Dog Appears to Have Been Abused It was a chilly November Saturday afternoon when a fisherman at Kaufman Lake in Champaign, Ill., noticed what turned out to be a puppy in a cage in the lake,  yards from shore. According to an account provided by the fisherman, Bryant Fritz, the puppy’s head was barely above...

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Nov 2, 2019 / General News

Now Livestreaming: 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 keep...

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Free Online Module Covers Use of Opioids in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 13, 2019 / General News

Research Says Oral Opioids Don’t Work in Dogs As a growing number of states—including Illinois—mandate training for opioid prescribers, experts from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have released “Safe Prescription of Opioids in Veterinary Care,” a free online course that covers appropriate use of outpatient opioid prescriptions, drug disposal techniques, and alternative...