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Owl Expert to Speak at Veterinary College

Mar 17, 2017 / General News

Meet Denver Holt. He’s been named a “Champion of Owls” by a jury of international owl experts and been named Montana’s “Wildlife Biologist of the Year.” On Tuesday, March 28, at 7 pm, Holt will present an hour of facts, ...

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Training Video Targets Overdose in Working Dogs

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Drs. Mitek, McMichael, and Schlosser pose on the Illinois quadrangle with Officer Beasley and Arco Educational video shows how to give narcan to dogs Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it’s ...

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Eastern Box Turtle The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week ...

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