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[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...

[DeWilde, Barger, Bernardoni, and Constable]

Four Honored by College, Alumni Association

Sep 29, 2018 / Alumni News

Awards Presented During Homecoming Week The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association announced the winners of the 2018 awards, which will be presented in a private ceremony on October 11. Dr. Anne Barger, a 1996 alumna of the college, is the recipient of the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award....

[shelter medicine trip to Rhodes 2018]

Trip to Greece Delivers Hands-on Learning

Sep 26, 2018 / Student Blogs

This summer, Shelter Medicine faculty, staff, and students volunteered their time and service to help homeless animals on the island of Rhodes, Greece. The team provided physical examinations on all shelter animals located at the Rhodes Animals Shelter, diagnostic testing (skin cytology, blood smears, UA, CBC/chem), sterilization surgeries, behavioral assessment tests, and preventative care. The  2018...