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Twin cats, Lucy and Violet, lay together.

Cat Fights Autoimmune Disease

Jul 29, 2019 / Patient Stories

Lucy arrived at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital severely anemic with a red-blood-cell count barely compatible with life. WIth a strong family behind her, a caring doctor before her, and the suuport of the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hopsital staff Lucy continues to push through to recovery.

[pigs in a barn]

New: Online Certificate Programs for Livestock Professionals

Jul 26, 2019 / General News

Stand Out from the Herd The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine announces two certificate programs for the livestock industry, in Livestock Systems Health and Livestock Business Operations. Both provide graduate-level credit for people with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. And both allow learners to advance their professional credentials without leaving their homes....

Dr. Fan is a professor and serves as the principal investigator of the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory housed in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Get to Know Timothy Fan

Jun 13, 2019 / Get to Know

Dr. Timothy Fan serves as a professor and the Assistant Head of Research and Graduate Studies within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Expanding his specialties across the University, Dr. Fan serves as a core member to the Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People theme and as Assistant Director of Shared Resources for the Basic...

Feline Face Shape: A Health and Wellness Study

Jun 12, 2019 / General News

Calling All Cat Owners! To thank owners for completing the survey, they will be given an opportunity to submit a photo of their cats to be featured on the website and social media channels of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. (Visit the Facebook photo album to see all the photos we’ve received!)...

[raccoon]

Zoological Pathology Program Monitors Canine Distemper Outbreak

May 24, 2019 / General News

Disease can be transmitted from wildlife to pets “Zombie” raccoons are in the news again in Cook County. Called zombies because they stagger around and show abnormal behaviors, the raccoons are not undead but infected with a virus: canine distemper virus. This virus may infect a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, foxes, and skunks in...

[Illinois student group at Currumbin]

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Visit Delights Students

May 20, 2019 / Student Blogs

Koalas and echidnas and bats, oh my! Over spring break this year, five Illinois veterinary students and instructor Dr. Sarah Reich, medical director of the college’s Wildlife Medical Clinic, visited the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia. They participated in many activities in its wildlife hospital. Following are highlights from the students about their week...

[Dr. Ana Cruz on a veterinary research trip]

Passion for Research, Medicine Propel Dr. Cruz

May 18, 2019 / Alumni News

‘That’s Where I’m Going to School’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Anamaria Cruz is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I decided to be a vet later in life than a lot of my peers. And by “later in life,” I mean junior high. I think I was an...

[American dog tick]

Help Combat Tick-borne Disease in Illinois with Data

May 14, 2019 / General News

Assist in Data Collection on Ticks The first year (2018) of I-TICK (Illinois Tick Inventory Collaboration Network) was overwhelmingly successful: 70 individual participants and 18 Hubs collected over 900 ticks in 28 counties in Illinois. The program is expanding in 2019, looking for more individuals and organizations willing to participate and assist in data collection...

[Gabriela Escalante helps with anesthesia at Exotic Feline Rescue Center]

Dr. Escalante Soars Toward Career in Anesthesia, Teaching

May 7, 2019 / Alumni News

From Pre-Med to Vet Med Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Gabriela Escalante is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I would not be where I am today without a little Razzle Dazzle. Razzle Dazzle is the name of my pet bird, a green-cheeked conure about the size of a...