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Attend Vet Med Open House on October 7

Sep 19, 2018 / General News

On Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 300 veterinary students will host a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. From prospective veterinarians to passionate animal lovers, there’s something for everyone at the University of Illinois veterinary college Open House. The event offers more than 40 fun and educational exhibits...

AQUAVET® III Provides Hands-On Learning Experience

Sep 17, 2018 / Student Blogs

The past five weeks I had the honor of participating in AQUAVET® III: Clinical Aspects of Captive Aquatic Animal Medicine. The course is offered through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and takes place at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga.; the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Ga.; and Dolphinaris in...

Hackathon cat

Hackathon: Thinking Outside the Box about Feline House Soiling

Sep 16, 2018 / Alumni News

$2500 Prize for Best Team Proposal The first annual University of Illinois Veterinary Hackathon, coming on Wednesday, October 10, will bring together dozens of divergent viewpoints to “hack” the intransigent problem of cats going outside the box. “Veterinarians are brilliant people,” says Dr. Aaron Smiley, chief of staff at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic in Anderson, Ind....

[Student volunteers prepare feral cats for sterilization surgery]

College Receives Grant to Spay/Neuter 500 Feral Cats

Sep 6, 2018 / General News

“Faculty, veterinary interns, veterinary technicians, and students from the College of Veterinary Medicine will be volunteering their time for this,” says Dr. Loukia Agapis, who leads the shelter medicine program. “The grant will cover the costs for the supplies to perform the surgeries, vaccinations, and other procedures.” To deliver this large volume of services in...

Get to Know Alyssa Duncan

Sep 6, 2018 / Get to Know

Alyssa Duncan, CVT, patient services coordinator, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 26 years.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Includes oversight of fiscal and resource management; patient care; supervision of Vet techs; work and patient flow; and facility, equipment and supply maintenance for the...

[Susan Schantz]

NIH Awards $13 Million for Study of Environmental Influences on Child Health

Sep 4, 2018 / Comparative Biosciences News

The National Institutes of Health’s Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) initiative has awarded $13 million to a University of Illinois project led by Susan Schantz, a professor of comparative biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and member of Beckman’s Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior Group. In partnership with colleagues at...

[Dr. C.W. Smith, right, with student Bridgit Hollis]

Remembering Dr. Charles W. Smith, Orthopedic Surgeon

Sep 4, 2018 / Alumni News

After practicing veterinary medicine in northern Illinois and serving in the Army Veterinary Corps, Dr. Smith joined the college faculty. In 1974 he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 1978 he was appointed chief of small animal surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He gained tenure as a full...

Get to Know Tamas Ambrisko

Aug 29, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Tamas Ambrisko, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA, a research development director for the anesthesia and pain management service, will join the College of Veterinary Medicine on September 3rd, 2018.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Anesthesia research, teaching, and clinical service. What is your favorite part of your...


Two Weeks at Dolphin Discovery

Aug 29, 2018 / Student Blogs

“Un pequeño.” Those are the words I repeatedly said through my two weeks in Cozumel, Mexico. It means “a little,” and it was my response to being asked if I speak Spanish. I have taken Spanish in college and high school, but I still struggle when listening to it. Almost all of the employees at...

Get to Know Samantha Sander

Aug 24, 2018 / Get to Know

Samantha Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Lecturer, has been with the College of Veterinary Weeks for two weeks.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: To promote and expand the zoo and wildlife medicine programs What is your favorite part of your job? I enjoy working with the students and...