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[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...

[students in the Class of 2020]

Student Enters Clinical Rotations, Final Year of Veterinary School

May 6, 2019 / Student Blogs

We, the Class of 2020, are officially one month into our clinical rotations! The transition from classroom to the clinic floor has been a whirlwind of challenges and learning, but it has also been very rewarding. At this point, we have all participated in three two-week blocks of clinical rotations. I spent my first two...

[Suzanna Storms present research in 2017]

PhD Is ‘What’s Next’ for Dr. Storms

May 6, 2019 / Alumni News

‘Always a Forward Thinker’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Suzanna Storms is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I think I remember writing a paper in third grade where I said I wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up on a small farm in Washburn, Ill., about an...

[2 deans: constable and moore]

Peter Constable Named Distinguished Alumnus of Ohio State University

May 6, 2019 / General News

On Saturday, May 4, Dean Peter Constable received a Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine “for his extensive contributions to the improvement of veterinary education, animal health, and public awareness of veterinary medicine’s contribution to human health.” The recognition occurred during the college’s oath and hooding ceremony. In the...

[Dr. Brittany Kleszynski holding a puppy]

Dr. Kleszynski Chooses Diabetes Research Post-Doc

May 4, 2019 / Alumni News

‘in veterinary medicine, it all fit together’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brittany Kleszynski is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I have had the dream of going to vet school ever since I was a little kid. Growing up in the small town of Bonfield, Ill., I had...