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Spread the Word: Baby Bunnies Best Left in Nest

Apr 18, 2017 / General News

Adorable? Yes. Helpless? Orphaned? In need of human intervention? Probably not. That’s the message Dr. Julia Whittington, medical director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, is hoping to spread far and wide—and fast. Once again this spring the Illinois clinic has been inundated with baby bunnies, so many that clinic volunteers are having...

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First-Year Vet Student Racks up First Scholarly Publication

Apr 12, 2017 / General News

What Kills the Fungus that Kills the Snakes? Having a journal article published during veterinary school is definitely a notable accomplishment—especially if it has already been cited several times since its publication in February 2016. Marta Rzadkowska, a first-year veterinary student at Illinois, is one of the co-authors of a publication titled, “Evaluation of Common...

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Illinois Team Tackles Mysterious Disease Afflicting Wild and Captive Snakes

Apr 12, 2017 / General News

Biologists and veterinarians across the central and eastern United States are calling on researchers at the University of Illinois to help them identify, understand and potentially treat snake fungal disease, a baffling affliction affecting more than a dozen species of wild and captive snakes in at least 15 states. The Illinois team, led by veterinary...

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Remembering Dr. John C. Thurmon, Veterinary Anesthesiologist

Apr 4, 2017 / Alumni News

The following narrative is excerpted from an obituary written by Dr. Thurmon’s daughter, Nancy Schmitt, of Highland Park, Texas. Professional Life In 1971 Dr. Thurmon was selected by his peers in the American Society of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, a society with open membership, to chair an ad hoc committee assigned to investigate formation of a veterinary...

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Learn about Wildlife Babies on April 15

Apr 3, 2017 / General News

Spring means the arrival of many new mouths to feed at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. Each year, dozens of wildlife baby orphans are delivered to the clinic needing care and nurturing, prompting the organization to host an annual Wildlife Baby Shower to stock up on the supplies needed during its busiest season...

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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, anecdotes, breath-taking photos, and amazing owl calls at the Large Animal Clinic Auditorium at the...

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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 not just killing people. Dogs that work with police and other agencies are being exposed to...

Public Hearing Marks Step Toward Unified Basic Sciences Department

Feb 24, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

New Department Part of College Strategic Plan The hearing is required as part of Senate Standing Rule #13, “Formation, Termination, Separation, Transfer, Merger, Change in Status, or Renaming of Units.” Creating a unified basic sciences department is one of the initiatives identified in the college’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, under the goal to “expand and support...

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Rich Nye: From Cubs Pitcher to Exotic Vet Pioneer

Feb 22, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Illinois Alum Has Led Multifaceted Career The Chicago Cubs and their historic, hysterical romp to the 2016 World Series title remain a source of jubilation throughout Illinois and beyond. When it comes to the relatively narrow subset of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine alumni and student fans, however, perhaps no one savored the...