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Scholarship Expands Access to Veterinary Profession

Feb 26, 2021 / Alumni News

Hadley Family gift advances diversity, equity, inclusion University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine today announced a new $500,000 scholarship to help advance diversity within the veterinary profession. The Hadley Family DOVE (Diversifying Opportunity in Veterinary Education) Scholarship is generously provided by Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Denyse Hadley and their six children. The scholarship will...

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...

Aditi Das

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...

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Video Showcases Illinois Veterinary Program

Feb 9, 2021 / General News

Find Your Home at Illinois Vet Med Meet some of the veterinary students who call the University of Illinois home, and find out if the Illinois program is a good fit for your veterinary education.  To learn more about the Illinois program, see our Admissions page: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/education/doctor-veterinary-medicine-degree/admissions/

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Childhood Trauma Could Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Feb 8, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Mouse Study Suggests Treatment Approach Childhood trauma could affect the trajectory of multiple sclerosis development and response to treatment in adulthood, a recent study in mice found. Mice that had experienced stress when young were more likely to develop the autoimmune disorder and less likely to respond to a common treatment, researchers in the laboratory...

Dr. Spencer Kehoe and family

Get to Know Spencer Kehoe

Feb 8, 2021 / Get to Know

Dr. Spencer Kehoe pictured above with wife, Allie, and dog, Dakota, began working as a clinical instructor for Zoological Medicine in January 2021. Describe your role at the college. I’m a clinical instructor in Zoological Medicine at the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic. My main role is to mentor and guide clinical year vet students, our...

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New Podcast Series: Veterinary Detectives Solve the Case

Dec 17, 2020 / General News

Delivering the Excitement of Discovery The Veterinary Detective, a free podcast miniseries featuring veterinary specialists working through a memorable case, launched this week from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. In the first episode, “The Case of the Coughing Tiger,” Dr. Karen Terio assists in making a novel diagnosis even though the patient...

Dr. Justin Fehr and family

Get to Know Justin Fehr

Dec 8, 2020 / Get to Know

Dr. Justin Fehr began working as a clinical instructor for Primary Care South Clinic in March of 2020. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine? March 2020 Describe your role at the college. I’m a clinical instructor in small animal care at Primary Care South Clinic. Here I guide and mentor...