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[osteoarthritis in horses]

Osteoarthritis and the Equine Athlete

Oct 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

Osteoarthritis can affect any horse, at any age When you picture a horse with arthritis, what comes to mind? Is it an older, wizened, retired horse with a sway back plodding along in a field? A 10-year-old Warmblood dressage horse who has performed well but is having difficulty moving up to the next level? Or...

[corneal ulcers - horses]

Keeping an Eye Open for Corneal Ulcers

Oct 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

Most horses will experience a corneal ulcer Coming out to the barn and finding your horse squinting and excessively tearing from one eye is enough to cause any horse owner to worry. Injuries to the eye and surrounding areas of the head and face are relatively common in horses due to their inquisitive nature and...

[Dr. William B. Buck]

In Memoriam: Dr. William Buck, Veterinary Toxicology Pioneer

Oct 23, 2018 / Alumni News

Dr. William Buck, 85, who served on the Illinois veterinary faculty from 1977 to 1997, died on October 18. He was one of the pioneers in the field of veterinary toxicology, and he leaves a legacy as an educator, researcher, and program builder. Among the many impactful facets of Dr. Buck’s career was the founding...

[Dean Constable leads awards program]

Recognizing Excellence: 2018 College Awards for Faculty, Staff, and Residents

Oct 18, 2018 / General News

On October 16, the college presented nine individuals with awards at the annual Excellence Awards Recognition Program, hosted by Dean Peter Constable. Chelsia Foil, veterinary technician in the Equine Medicine and Surgery service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the Shirley Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and service. Vicky Edwards,...

[Jen Tito with kitten]

Summer Experience Builds Confidence

Oct 13, 2018 / Student Blogs

Banfield student job program It is important for vet students to gain clinical experience over our breaks. In the Illinois program, we are fortunate to have clinical rotations early in the curriculum, but often on first-year rotations students are just observers with hospital patients and practice hands-on skills with manikins. First- through third-year classes are...

[Bo Wang]

Get to Know Bo Wang

Oct 10, 2018 / Get to Know

Bo Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. He has been with the college since August of 2018.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Research and teaching. What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is to make...

[Dr. Martha Delaney]

Get to Know Martha Delaney

Oct 5, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Martha A. Delaney, DVM, PhD, DACVP, a clinical assistant professor of zoo pathology with the College of Veterinary Medicine since May 2018. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Faculty pathologist of the Zoological Pathology Program (ZPP) based in the Chicago area What is your favorite part of your...

[Kannan Athilakshmi]

Get to Know Athi Kannan

Oct 5, 2018 / Get to Know

Athi Kannan is a veterinary research specialist in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. She has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 17 years, initially as a post-doctoral fellow. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Manage everyday activities in research lab, design, develop research methodologies and report...

[marilyn o'hara ruiz]

Remembering Dr. Marilyn O’Hara

Oct 3, 2018 / Alumni News

Dr. Marilyn O’Hara, a member of the college faculty since 2001, was killed in a collision on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the age of 58. The clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology is remembered for her dedication to the research process and for her kindness. As founder and director of the Geographic Information...

student wins inaugural award

Illinois Student Wins Inaugural Morrison Swine Innovator Prize

Oct 1, 2018 / General News

Megan Bloemer, a third-year veterinary student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the first-ever Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, created for a veterinary student who plans to specialize in swine medicine. The award was presented at the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minn., on September 17. (In...