Veterinary Hospital Visits Decatur Zoo

Jan 18, 2017 / In the News

Herald & Review (Jan. 18) – Dr. Kenneth Welle of the University of Illinois, accompanied by fourth-year veterinary medicine students and an intern, made his regular rounds at Scovill Zoo recently.

Veterinary Alumnus, Former Faculty Featured

Jan 15, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 15) –  The newspaper’s editors asked university CEOs who studied or worked here to tell us about the spots they still think about. Joe DiPietro (BS ’74, DVM ’76, MS ’80, veterinary medicine; Instructor/Professor/Assistant Dean, 1978-97) President of the University of Tennessee, since 2011, wrote: “Champaign-Urbana has a special place in my heart,...

Pet Owners Judged for Pet’s Behavioral Issues

Jan 13, 2017 / In the News

Steve Dale Pet World podcast (Jan. 13) – Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne talks about the feelings of isolation and shame among owners of pets with behavior problems because of the judgmental attitudes of other people.

Shipley to Speak at Beef Conference

Jan 11, 2017 / In the News

Drovers (Jan. 11) – Cliff Shipley from the University of Illinois will address production risk mitigation in light of the changes in antibiotic regulations at the upcoming Driftless Region Beef Conference on Jan. 26-27 in Dubuque. Also: High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal (Jan. 12) High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal (Jan. 14)

Dog Behavior Issues Not Due to Dominance

Jan 8, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 8) – “When owners believe their dog is asserting itself over the household, their response is to assert themselves over the dog,” said veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne. “Far from fixing the problem, this response puts the owner at a higher risk for getting injured and can end up scaring the dog. If...

Root Canal Procedures Save Pets’ Teeth

Jan 6, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (Jan. 6) –  Dr. Katie Kling, a veterinarian who helps run the dental service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, explains that fractured teeth are common in dogs, and a root canal may be a preferable option to an extraction because it is less invasive and the recovery time is shorter.

Two-Headed Calf Dies Before Reaching Illinois Veterinary Hospital

Jan 4, 2017 / In the News

Washington Post (Jan. 4) – A calf born with two faces survived a record 108 days, and was slated for a potentially lifesaving vet visit to the University of Illinois, where a CT scan of the calf’s two mouths — both deformed by cleft palates — would decide whether the calf qualified for reparative surgery.

Illinois Alumnae Named to New Morris Animal Foundation Board

Jan 3, 2017 / In the News

Morris Animal Foundation (Dec. 28) – The Morris Animal Foundation has announced the establishment of its first Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board. Illinois clinical professor Jennifer Langan, DVM, DACZM (Class of 1996), and Robin Downing, DVM, MS, Dipl. AAPM, ACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP (Class of 1986), are among the members. Also in: * The Horse (Dec....

Puppies Survive Crash, Get Care

Jan 3, 2017 / In the News

WCIA News (Jan. 2) – “One of the police officers brought this puppy to us at about 3:30 this morning,” said veterinary technician Melissa Fletcher of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Fletcher found out the other puppy was missing, so she contacted a friend in the Arcola area to look for it. A...

Necropsy on Dog That Died at PetCo

Dec 20, 2016 / In the News

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Dec. 190 – To get more insight into what happened, the owner is taking her deceased pet to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana for a full necropsy, which is an autopsy of an animal.