Find more information on our Pet Health Columns page. Contact the communications staff with comments or questions.

[SWATT training program]

Inmates, Shelter Dogs Get Second Chance, Benefit Veterans

Oct 30, 2018 / Student Blogs

Shelter Dogs Are Trained, Given to Veterans Recently a group of Illinois veterinary students went on an unusual field trip. The board of the Human Animal Bond Association student chapter organized a trip to tour the new dog training program located at Shawnee Correctional Center (SCC) in the small town of Vienna, Ill. SCC houses...

[pet-friendly license plate]

Shelter Medicine Program to Benefit from Illinois License Plate Sales

Oct 30, 2018 / General News

Pet overpopulation, shelter vet shortage In August, state legislators passed a bill that changed what happens to money generated through the state’s Pet Friendly license plate sales. That money will now support the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine Program. Previously, the funds were administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which matched eligible...

[Dr. Mudalagiriyappa and Dr. Nanjappa]

Mouse Study Suggests a Vaccine Strategy for Immunocompromised Patients

Oct 30, 2018 / Pathobiology

Findings may have broad translational potential A study led by Som Nanjappa at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine identifies a cellular target that may improve efficacy of vaccines designed to protect immunocompromised individuals from potentially deadly opportunistic infections. The study, recently published in the Journal of Immunology, demonstrates, using a mouse model,...

beverly beck

Get to Know Beverly Beck

Oct 29, 2018 / Get to Know

 Beverly Beck is an accounting associate at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and has worked with the college for the past two months   Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is:  Accounting for VTH and working as a liaison to clients. What is your favorite part of your job?  Helping people,...

Get to Know Leyi Wang

Oct 29, 2018 / Get to Know

Leyi Wang, DVM, PhD, DACVM, has been a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine since July 2017. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is:  Veterinary virologist of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory What is your favorite part of your job?  Case investigation and novel pathogen discovery...

Third-year veterinary student, Sarah Wright, and Laura Rasche, Class of 2020 at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Helping Out at ExoticsCon 2018

Oct 29, 2018 / Student Blogs

Sarah Wright, third-year veterinary student, and Laura Rasche, a veterinary student at the University of Georgia, pose together before learning more about Hybrid Aquatics at ExoticsCon  Last month I had the opportunity to assist with the facilitation for the wet labs for the Association of Amphibian and Reptilian Veterinarians (ARAV) at ExoticsCon 2018 in Atlanta,...

[Kristin Ellis]

Get to Know Kristin Ellis

Oct 26, 2018 / Get to Know

Kristin is a Senior Veterinary Research Specialist and has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 17.5 years.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Provide a variety of services for the Diagnostic Microbiology Lab What is your favorite part of your job? Helping animals and enjoying the...

[new treatments for osteoarthritis]

Treatment of Equine Osteoarthritis: The New Frontier

Oct 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

Research Will Bring New Ways to Manage OA This is the third installment in my series about equine osteoarthritis. So far I have covered the pathophysiology behind osteoarthritis (OA) as well as some treatment options available to improve the comfort and joint health of our equine athletes. While there is no cure for OA, we...

[osteoarthritis treatment in horses]

Management of Osteoarthritis in the Equine Athlete

Oct 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

There are many options for management of OA I have already reviewed normal joint function and the ways osteoarthritis (OA) can develop and progress in our equine companions. While there is no cure for OA, we are lucky to have many tools available to manage the associated clinical signs and slow the progression of the...

[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...