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[Dr. Brittany Kleszynski holding a puppy]

Dr. Kleszynski Chooses Diabetes Research Post-Doc

May 4, 2019 / Alumni News

‘in veterinary medicine, it all fit together’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brittany Kleszynski is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I have had the dream of going to vet school ever since I was a little kid. Growing up in the small town of Bonfield, Ill., I had...

[Dr. Brandi Burton holds a piglet]

Dr. Burton Holds the Reins of Her Veterinary Career

May 3, 2019 / Alumni News

Focus Changes from Horses to Pigs Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brandi Burton is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect, I was the only one of my six siblings who enjoyed riding horses. I always thought I wanted to be...

Dijon has worked for the College of Veterinary Medicine since December of 2018 as the Associate Director of Marketing.

Get to Know Dijon Davis

May 3, 2019 / Get to Know

Dijon works as the Associate Director of Marketing and has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since December of 2018.  Can you give us a description of your role at the college? I develop and implement marketing ideas and strategies to help tell the story of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  So, if you...

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 at 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...

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Apr 7, 2019 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Great Blue Heron 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...

[pigs and EVP Swine]

EVP: Swine Class Enrolling Now

Mar 28, 2019 / General News

Early Registration Ends May 5 For the seventh time in its 28-year history, the Executive Veterinary Program: Swine Health Management has opened enrollment to veterinarians seeking to gain advanced skills needed by industry leaders. The program will convene at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, Ill., ten times between August 1, 2019, and February...

[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,...