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Project Assesses Health of Eastern Box Turtles and Surrounding Environment

Jun 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last week I participated in an eastern box turtle health assessment project through the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. The project is the largest terrestrial chelonian health assessment in the world and is led by Dr. Matt Allender. Each summer, Dr. Allender asks for veterinary student volunteers to participate in the health assessments, commonly referred to as...

[Dogs race in the Copper Basin 300]

Alumni Provide Care for Annual Sled Dog Race

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

516 dogs were examined for the Copper Basin 300 Alumna Dr. Cristina (Nina) Hansen has been enjoying life in Alaska since graduating with the Illinois DVM Class of 2007. Immediately out of school, Dr. Hansen moved to Alaska and worked in small animal practice for three years. She then completed a PhD at the University...

[Dr. William Witola]

Grant Supports Novel Approach to Fight Nematodes in Livestock

Jun 4, 2018 / Pathobiology

Unique molecules hold promise for anti-parasitic drugs Parasitic nematodes, such as roundworms, pose a big problem for the livestock industry globally. Medicines that used to control these parasites are no longer effective, but Dr. William Witola at the College of Veterinary Medicine recently received a grant to investigate a molecular pathway that would kill these...

[Dr. Chandler Todd graduates]

2018 Graduates Share Memories of Illinois

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

Congratulations, Class of 2018! As they wrapped up their time at Illinois, we invited members of the Class of 2018 to share their favorite rotations, memorable experiences, and what they’ll miss and to let us know where they were headed. Read on for a variety of viewpoints.   Dr. Chandler Todd Hometown: Crete, Ill. “First-year...

Equine Practice Offers Continuum of Care through Illinois Veterinary College

May 30, 2018 / General News

Monfort Practice Becomes ‘Midwest Equine’ Dr. Tom Monfort, a legend in Illinois equine veterinary practice, has announced his retirement this summer. The practice he has owned for decades at 20844 Cumberland Road, six miles southwest of Farmer City, Ill., will continue to serve horse owners under a new name, Midwest Equine. Midwest Equine will continue...

[Dr. Pamela Wilkins]

Dr. Pamela Wilkins Receives International Applied Research Award

May 29, 2018 / General News

Dr. Pamela Wilkins, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine since 2008, was honored at the 15th World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress, held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China in April 2018. She received the Boehringer-Ingelheim WEVA Applied Research Award. The award includes the opportunity to present an invited lecture....

Kon’nichiwa Mitochondria: A Research Conference in Japan

May 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

In April of 2018 I had the distinct pleasure to attend a Keystone Symposia on Mitochondrial Biology in Kyoto, Japan. Although attendance of the meeting resulted in missing a week of class just before finals, I do not regret the decision to attend, for the trip was far beyond anything I could have imagined. After...

Surgeries, Beaches, and More in Nicaragua

May 21, 2018 / Student Blogs

From December 27 to January 5, I was on a World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) trip in Granada, Nicaragua. I arrived at the airport in Managua, Nicaragua, late on December 27 and was greeted by one of the program veterinarians. Then I purchased a local SIM card and hopped on a provided shuttle that...

{Dr. Krista Keller]

Dr. Krista Keller Wins Ross University’s Inaugural Rising Star Award

May 21, 2018 / General News

At the 2018 commencement ceremony at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), Dr. Krista Keller, assistant professor at the Illinois veterinary college, received the Ross school’s first-ever Rising Star Award. This award recognizes a recent alum who has experienced an accelerated career progression with a nationally recognized organization and exhibited excellence in their practice...

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How to Survive Second-Year Stress

May 15, 2018 / Student Blogs

Hint: Friends (Furry and Otherwise) Help As I finish up my second year of veterinary college (“The Year of -Ologies,” as they call it), I reflect on all that I have experienced since coming to the U of I. This year was much more difficult than last, with an increased class load bringing about more...