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An assistant professor in Pathobiology, Professor Som Nanjappa has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since August of 2017. 

Get to Know Som Nanjappa

Apr 22, 2019 / Get to Know

An assistant professor in Pathobiology, Professor Som Nanjappa has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since August of 2017.  How long have you worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine? I joined CVM on August 16, 2017. It’s been an incredible learning and exploring experience, so far! Go Illini! Can you give us a...

Dr. Daryl Meling is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Comparative Biosciences and has worked with the College for 11 years. 

Get to Know Daryl Meling

Apr 22, 2019 / Get to Know

Dr. Daryl Meling is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Comparative Biosciences and has worked with the College for 11 years.  Can you give us a description of your role at the college? For the past 1 ½ years I have been working with Dr. Jodi Flaws in Comparative Biosciences (CB). We do reproductive...

[Natalie Lamphier]

Get to Know Natalie Lamphier

Apr 19, 2019 / Get to Know

Natalie Lamphier is the Assistant Hospital Director at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She has worked with the College of Veterinary medicine for 14 years.  Can you give us a description of your role at the college?  Support the goals and work processes of the hospital director and assist with hospital operations. Have you held other...

[female kingfisher]

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Apr 10, 2019 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Belted Kingfisher 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 our...

[Sarah Wright, Class of 2020, at white coat ceremony]

White Coat Ceremony: Celebrating the Transition to Clinics

Mar 21, 2019 / Student Blogs

White Coat moment: ‘I felt great pride’ On a sunny Sunday in March, we, the Class of 2020, had our long-awaited White Coat Ceremony! The ceremony signified our transition from the classroom to the clinic floor. The afternoon ceremony opened with a warm welcome from Dr. Jonathan Foreman, associate dean for academic and student affairs....

[Erin Lowe, Erin Kettelkamp, Brandi Burton, and Abby Vennekotter]

Illinois Alumni, Students Stand Out at Swine Vet Conference

Mar 15, 2019 / Alumni News

Eight Illinois veterinary students and two alumni were recognized at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in Orlando, Fla., this month. Pictured above (from left) are Dr. Erin Lowe and veterinary students Erin Kettelkamp, Brandi Burton, and Abby Vennekotter. Swine Practitioner of the Year Dr. William Hollis, of Bushnell,...

Compassion Crafts Alumna’s In-Home Hospice Career

Feb 28, 2019 / Alumni News

Dr. Heidi Pulito (DVM ’11) has spent more than six years working in small animal clinics, written a book to help struggling veterinarians, shared tools and techniques at veterinary conferences, and started her own company. Her unique role in this profession shows veterinarians the wide range of opportunities a degree in veterinary medicine opens. Trial...

[chimps copyright: Jane Goodall Inst.; Bill Wallauer

Illinois Part of Gombe Chimp Project

Feb 22, 2019 / In the News

Mongabay (Feb. 22) – The Gombe Ecosystem Health Project was born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. … [Organizers] were soon joined by disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie (now a professor at Emory University) who brought his expertise in infectious diseases among primates to the team. The trio then joined forces with a parallel effort, led by...

[Zeeshan Fazal]

Postdoc Part of Study on Little Satellite with Big Benefits

Feb 15, 2019 / Comparative Biosciences News

Antibiotic Resistance in Space Dr. Zeeshan Fazal, a postdoctoral research associate currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Spinella, comparative biosciences, received a commendation for work he participated in while at Stanford University. The Group Achievement Award was presented to the E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite (EcAMSat) mission team. Their project, which took place on...

[Dr. Carol Maddox]

Maddox Named Pathobiology Interim Head

Feb 11, 2019 / General News

Search for Full-Time Head Open Now In January, Dr. Carol Maddox took on the role of interim head of the Department of Pathobiology. Dr. Maddox, who joined the college faculty in 2000, is currently a full professor as well as head of the microbiology section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. ‘Tireless Dedication’ “We are grateful...