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Bryan Jones Jr

Get to Know Bryan Jones Jr.

Apr 21, 2016 / Get to Know

Bryan Jones Jr. is assistant facilities manager and has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for three years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Facilities maintenance and inventory management. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college? I started as a distribution clerk in 2013. It was...

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Early Eye Care Lasts a Lifetime for Poodle

Apr 21, 2016 / Patient Stories

For RussT, a toy poodle in Galva, Ill., the eyes have it. In fact, amazingly, since he was in serious jeopardy of going blind as a puppy, his eyes have had the miracle of sight for more than a decade. RussT—named for his owner Krisann Smith’s late father, Russell T. Kelly—is believed to be the...

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Zoos Offer Students Exotic Animal Experience

Apr 13, 2016 / General News

Exotic animals in central Illinois are hard to come by, but thanks to nearby zoos, veterinary students at the University of Illinois can gain incredible field experience. The College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum offers an exotic animal rotation through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s zoological medicine service. With Dr. Kenneth Welle and Dr. Matt Allender, students...

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Water Therapy Restores Payton’s Pace

Apr 13, 2016 / Patient Stories

Wednesdays at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are affectionately known as “Golden Wednesdays.” “We have three to four golden retrievers that come in for therapy that day,” explains Kim Knap, a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and canine rehabilitation specialist at the hospital. “That’s their day. We see a lot of gray-faced goldens on Wednesdays, which we...

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Study Links Fetal and Newborn Dolphin Deaths to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Apr 12, 2016 / Research News

Scientists have finalized a five-year study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. Their study, reported in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, identified substantial differences between fetal and newborn dolphins found stranded inside and outside the areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater...

[Robin Holland and her dog on the UI quad]

NIH Award Broadens Impact for DVM-PhD Student

Apr 11, 2016 / Pathobiology

Federal Award Advances Clinician-Scientist Careers Robin Holland, a student in the Veterinary Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her training for a career in research. Holland received an NIH Ruth L....

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Students Bond over CCI Dog

Mar 28, 2016 / Patient Stories

It was a small world for Caitlin Bottcher when she took her Canine Companion for Independence (CCI) dog, Honest, to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She was surprised to find out that veterinary student Natalie Rupp, who has experience with CCI dogs, would be providing the care for Honest. For several years, Rupp...

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Great Horned Owl Chick Connects with Foster Parents

Mar 28, 2016 / Student Blogs

It’s officially baby season here at the Wildlife Medical Clinic! We’ve seen baby gray squirrels, fox squirrels, raccoons, and cottontails over the past couple of weeks, but last week, the clinic admitted its first baby bird—and he’s quite a big baby! This great horned owl nestling was brought in after someone found him alone on...

[Illinois veterinary students with lambs]

Counting on Sheep to Deliver Hands-on Education

Mar 23, 2016 / General News

Ewes present a practical teaching model The oohs and coos one expects to hear in a delivery ward were mixed with plenty of high-pitched bleats and long, passionate “mehs” on a sunny March evening when half a dozen first- and second-year veterinary students visited. That’s because these moms were ewes, and sometimes when a student...