Cancer Drug Begins Human Trials

Mar 30, 2015 / In the News (Feb. 26) — A cancer drug first tested in pet dogs begins human trials. “One of PAC-1’s greatest strengths is that it synergizes with other drugs, increasing the anti-cancer effects of many compounds that are out there,” said veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan. Healthcanal (Feb. 26) R&D Magazine (Feb. 27)

Hospital Patients Get on with Their Lives

Mar 26, 2015 / In the News

Peoria Journal-Star (March 25) – Guido, half Chihuahua and half dachshund, underwent emergency surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2013 after two spinal discs ruptured, but lost the use and sensation of the back half of his long body. His owners learned to live with their now disabled pet and never...

Respiratory Expert Comments on ‘Kennel Cough’ Outbreak in Chicago Area

Mar 23, 2015 / In the News

WBBM 780 (Chicago, Ill.; March 23) – “Just as your kids go to school, kindergarten or something first time of the year, they pass everything back and forth, that is exactly what happens wherever dogs are,” said Dr. Brendan McKiernan, director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine,...

Ultrasound Use Common in Veterinary Practice

Mar 21, 2015 / In the News

Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.; March 20) – “Ultrasound, the same technology used to generate sonograms during human pregnancy, uses sound waves transmitted into the body to create an image,” said Dr. Drew Sullivan, who serves as medical director of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois, a small animal clinic located in Chicago that is...

Dogs with Ear Infections Sought for Clinical Trial

Mar 19, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; March 13) – Dr. Jason Pieper, veterinary dermatology resident, explained the causes and signs of ear infections in dogs and invited owners whose dogs may have an infection to find out more about a current clinical trial at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Wildlife Clinic to Hold ‘Baby Shower’

Mar 12, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; March 11) – Thistle, an American kestrel, and Dr. Julia Whittington from the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic educate the public about kestrels and promote an April 4 event to the clinic prepare for orphan season: a baby shower!

Student Helps Establish Shelter in Rantoul

Mar 11, 2015 / In the News

Rantoul Press (March 11) – Susan Norris, Class of 2015, founded Catsnap in 2005. She will serve as a volunteer at a shelter for special-needs animals that will open later this year in Rantoul. The facility will provide veterinary services, including sterilization, vaccination and other wellness services, for animals of low-income residents of the area....

Contributors to Success of Surgical Resolution of Equine Foot Pain

Mar 11, 2015 / In the News

The Horse (March 11) – Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro, DVM, MS, DACVS, an equine surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Urbana, recently took a closer look at what might cause a poor outcome following a palmar or plantar digital neurectomy (PDN), which involves surgically cutting the nerve in the low pastern area to address...

Lessons Learned from PEDv Outbreak

Mar 5, 2015 / In the News

Illinois AgriNews (March 5) – Dr. Jim Lowe, a veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service and a visiting instructor in the integrated food animal medicine systems in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, told an audience of pork producers at the Illinois Pork Expo that the U.S. hog industry, even with stepped-up...

Hospital Staff Share Animal Stories

Mar 1, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 1) – Ginger Passalacqua, Clifford Shipley, Kenneth Welle, and Julia Whittington were among the “folks in the animal business” who shared amusing stories for a Sunday feature.