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[older horses]

Caring for Older Horses

Dec 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

With proper care, older horses can prosper The lifespan of the horse has increased over the years. Improved veterinary medicine, a better understanding of care, and the role of horses as pasture pets are some of the factors that allow horses to live past 20 and even 30 years of age. Older horses, however, need...

Students pose after third-year surgery

Teamwork, Support Make First Surgery Rewarding

Dec 5, 2018 / Student Blogs

Junior Surgery Week The week we have all been dreading since we first heard about it: “junior surgery week” If you haven’t hit your third year of vet school yet, you’ve heard about this week being incredibly stressful and tiring. For a lot of people, it is the first time they are doing a spay...

[Steve Juriga]

Veterinarians Collaborate on Website for K9 Handlers

Dec 5, 2018 / Alumni News

Alumnus Contributes Dental Health Information The opioid epidemic isn’t only impacting humans but is now killing working dogs, vulnerable to ultra-potent opioids entering the illegal drug trade. Drs. Maureen McMichael, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, and Stephen Juriga (IL DVM ’87), veterinary dentist, are working together to make resources available to protect working dogs from...

[Reilee Juhl and Sarah Wright]

Networking Leads to Clownfish Research Project

Dec 2, 2018 / Research News

I Plan to Present and Publish My Data Last fall at the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Gregory Lewbart of North Carolina State University, who offered to provide support for a summer research project for me. After reviewing current literature in the field, I generated the idea...

Sara Roy poses with a horse

Get to Know Sara Roy

Nov 28, 2018 / Get to Know

Sara is a certified Veterinary Technician in Small Animal Internal Medicine and has been with the college since 2010.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: One of two technicians in Internal Medicine that helps the service to run smoothly. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the...

[Eastern Box Turtle}

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Nov 27, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Eastern Box Turtle 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...

 Juanmahel has been a teaching assistant professor with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 12 years. He also works as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Dept. of Comparative Biosciences. 

Get to Know Juanmahel Dávila

Oct 31, 2018 / Get to Know

 Juanmahel, pictured above in a selfie with his wife Aurora. Juanmahel has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 12 years. He has been a teaching assistant professor for one year. Juanmahel also works as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department of Comparative Biosciences.  What is your favorite part of your job?...

[SWATT training program]

Inmates, Shelter Dogs Get Second Chance, Benefit Veterans

Oct 30, 2018 / Student Blogs

Shelter Dogs Are Trained, Given to Veterans Recently a group of Illinois veterinary students went on an unusual field trip. The board of the Human Animal Bond Association student chapter organized a trip to tour the new dog training program located at Shawnee Correctional Center (SCC) in the small town of Vienna, Ill. SCC houses...

[pet-friendly license plate]

Shelter Medicine Program to Benefit from Illinois License Plate Sales

Oct 30, 2018 / General News

Pet overpopulation, shelter vet shortage In August, state legislators passed a bill that changed what happens to money generated through the state’s Pet Friendly license plate sales. That money will now support the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine Program. Previously, the funds were administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which matched eligible...

beverly beck

Get to Know Beverly Beck

Oct 29, 2018 / Get to Know

 Beverly Beck is an accounting associate at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and has worked with the college for the past two months   Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is:  Accounting for VTH and working as a liaison to clients. What is your favorite part of your job?  Helping people,...