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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Dec 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...

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...

[puppy rescued from lake]

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...

[Illinois veterinary students talk to a recruiter at the job fair]

New Job Board: Help for Hiring an Illini DVM

Oct 8, 2019 / General News

Many Ways to Reach Current Students It’s (Partly) the Economy In the current economy, a reasonable salary and standard benefits are not enough to attract the best new colleague to your practice. Work-life balance is important to today’s graduates, and most mention mentorship as a top priority. Of course, salary is a big consideration, as...

[Courtney and Michael with clinician in Brazilian veterinary hospital]

Two Students, Three Weeks in Brazil

Oct 7, 2019 / Student Blogs

Editor’s note: Courtney Dixon (at left above, with fellow student and a Brazilian clinician) and Michael Greener traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, for an extended externship experience last summer. They each submitted a blog about the trip. Learn more about international veterinary medicine programs.

[Dr. Jim Lowe presents a webinar in front of a green screen]

Systematic Approach Required for Farm Biosecurity, Says International Swine Consultant

Oct 2, 2019 / General News

On October 1, swine veterinarians and livestock professionals from 14 countries on four continents tuned in for real-world recommendations to prevent disease transmission on livestock production facilities. The speaker, Dr. Jim Lowe, is an associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who has spent the past 25 years helping swine producers...

[Taylor Willis, at right, with colleagues at Kruger National Park]

Student Spends Two-Weeks at Kruger National Park

Sep 8, 2019 / Student Blogs

‘I hope to return one day’ I think I truly understand now why Toto had to create a whole song about Africa. It is a continent full of mystique and wonder that leaves you mesmerized wherever you look. It is a hot bed of history, culture, food, and most importantly to me … an area...