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College Celebrates Thanksgiving, Awards Excellence

Nov 26, 2019 / General News

On November 25, the college hosted its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. This year, the meal was followed by the faculty and staff excellence awards program. Nine individuals were honored with awards and more than 20 were recognized for their years of service at the Urbana campus. Dean Peter Constable served as emcee for the event and...

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Puppy Rescued from Lake Captures Attention Nationwide

Nov 12, 2019 / General News

Dog Appears to Have Been Abused It was a chilly November Saturday afternoon when a fisherman at Kaufman Lake in Champaign, Ill., noticed what turned out to be a puppy in a cage in the lake,  yards from shore. According to an account provided by the fisherman, Bryant Fritz, the puppy’s head was barely above...

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Free Online Module Covers Use of Opioids in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 13, 2019 / General News

Research Says Oral Opioids Don’t Work in Dogs As a growing number of states—including Illinois—mandate training for opioid prescribers, experts from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have released “Safe Prescription of Opioids in Veterinary Care,” a free online course that covers appropriate use of outpatient opioid prescriptions, drug disposal techniques, and alternative...

[Illinois veterinary students talk to a recruiter at the job fair]

New Job Board: Help for Hiring an Illini DVM

Oct 8, 2019 / General News

Many Ways to Reach Current Students It’s (Partly) the Economy In the current economy, a reasonable salary and standard benefits are not enough to attract the best new colleague to your practice. Work-life balance is important to today’s graduates, and most mention mentorship as a top priority. Of course, salary is a big consideration, as...

[Courtney and Michael with clinician in Brazilian veterinary hospital]

Two Students, Three Weeks in Brazil

Oct 7, 2019 / Student Blogs

Editor’s note: Courtney Dixon (at left above, with fellow student and a Brazilian clinician) and Michael Greener traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, for an extended externship experience last summer. They each submitted a blog about the trip. Learn more about international veterinary medicine programs.

[Dr. Jim Lowe presents a webinar in front of a green screen]

Systematic Approach Required for Farm Biosecurity, Says International Swine Consultant

Oct 2, 2019 / General News

On October 1, swine veterinarians and livestock professionals from 14 countries on four continents tuned in for real-world recommendations to prevent disease transmission on livestock production facilities. The speaker, Dr. Jim Lowe, is an associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who has spent the past 25 years helping swine producers...

[Taylor Willis, at right, with colleagues at Kruger National Park]

Student Spends Two-Weeks at Kruger National Park

Sep 8, 2019 / Student Blogs

‘I hope to return one day’ I think I truly understand now why Toto had to create a whole song about Africa. It is a continent full of mystique and wonder that leaves you mesmerized wherever you look. It is a hot bed of history, culture, food, and most importantly to me … an area...

[Michael Kinsel; Daniel Skirvin; Celeste Kappes]

2019 Awards Go to Faculty, Staff Member, Alumnus

Sep 8, 2019 / Alumni News

Annual Awards Recognize Contributions The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association recently announced the winners of the 2019 awards, which will be presented on September 19 at Silvercreek Restaurant in Urbana, Ill. Dr. Michael Kinsel, a 1993 alumnus of the college and current faculty member, is the recipient of the...

[Victor E.O. 'Ted' Valli]

Remembering Dean Ted Valli

Aug 30, 2019 / Alumni News

Brilliant, World-renowned, Gracious Dr. Victor E.O. “Ted” Valli, who served as the fifth dean of our college from 1990 to 2001, passed away on August 9 in Visalia, Calif. We remember him as deeply committed to veterinary students, a mentor to more than 30 master’s and PhD students, a tireless researcher and diagnostician who made...

Veterinary Pathologist Comments on Stingray Deaths

Aug 14, 2019 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (Aug. 9) – Karen Terio, chief of the University of Illinois program, said her lab tested the samples and “there was no evidence of anything infectious, contagious or inflammatory.” https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-shedd-stingray-deaths-20190809-k6wda5kifffqpmk3hvztk7pm2q-story.html