Instructor Spotlight: Kate Rutherford

Meet the Instructor! Name: Dr. Kate Rutherford Titles: DVM Dr. Rutherford is an instructor for our Online Programs and Extension who is actively involved in the Master of Veterinary Science Degree program. Tell us about your background! I grew up in my dad’s mixed practice and wanted to be a veterinarian from quite early on.  […]

Staff Spotlight: Clarissa Leman

Meet the Assistant Director! Name: Clarissa Leman Titles: Assistant Director  Clarissa is the Assistant Director of the iLearning Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Tell us about your background!  I grew up in a small rural community in Central Illinois but call Champaign “home” as a 14-year resident and two-time alumna of the University. After a […]

Dearth of Rural, Large Animal Veterinarians

Farm Progress (Nov. 17) – Cattle producers resorting to doing their own vet work is no substitute for a professionally trained veterinarian. And it actually contributes to the veterinarian shortage. But many have no other choice. “The consequence of producers doing their own vet work is, it’s harder to employ veterinarians in that area,” says […]

Behind the Scenes of Checkoff Funds

In this episode of The Round Barn Podcast, hosts Dr. Jim Lowe and Kaylee Hillinger explore the important role that checkoff programs play in supporting the animal agriculture industry. They discuss how checkoff dollars are used to promote, educate, and drive consumer demand for pork and other products, both domestically and globally. Join them as […]

Pharma to Food: Exploring Lab-Grown Meat

In this episode of the Round Barn podcast, hosts Dr. Jim Lowe and Kaylee Hillinger delve into the intriguing world of lab-grown proteins, challenging the popular notions of “fake meat.” They share their candid thoughts on the environmental and dietary implications of these alternative meat products. From flexitarian choices to the evolving science behind cultured […]

Navigating New Beginnings: A New Academic Year Begins at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jim Lowe and Kaylee Hillinger have a conversation about the fresh start that the fall season brings to the University. They discuss the varied learning experiences that the first-year veterinary students will have compared to their senior peers, the fourth-year students who began their veterinary school journey at the onset of the pandemic.