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2016 Graduate Joins Suburban Practice

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

The Doings Clarendon Hills (June 18) – Steven Zary, DVM, has joined West Suburban Veterinary Associates  as an associate veterinarian. “During my time in vet school,” he said. “I was heavily involved in the Wildlife Medical Clinic which is where I gained my love for exotic animal medicine.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/clarendon-hills/community/chi-ugc-article-veterinarian-steven-zary-knew-his-career-from-2018-06-18-story.html Also in: * Patch (June 18)...

Tularemia in Cook County

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

Patch (Tinley Park, Ill.; June 18) – Cook County Animal and Rabies Control issued an alert to residents over the weekend confirming that a wild rabbit found in Tinley Park underwent testing at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign came back positive for tularemia. https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/s/gg5ia/human-case-rabbit-fever-reported-cook-county

Opioid Exposure Among Working Dogs

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

The Inquisitr (June 15) – “The problem is that there is no mandatory reporting, no centralized database and nowhere for handlers to report that their dog has been affected,” said Dr. Maureen McMichael of the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine. “We don’t have hard numbers. No one does, not even the U.S. government.”...

How to Put Play into Indoor Cats’ Lives

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 17) – Contrary to the popular belief that felines are lazy creatures that sleep most of the day, cats can be very active hunters and adventurers. While keeping cats indoors protects them from traffic accidents, infectious diseases and predators — as well as protects native wildlife from cats — living exclusively indoors also...

Poisonous Plant Garden Featured in Annual Garden Walk

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 15) – The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine’s Poisonous Plant Garden, found next to the horse pasture on St. Mary’s Road, is one of the nine locations available to participants in the Champaign County Master Gardeners Garden Walk today. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-06-15/garden-walk-feature-the-beauties-and-the-beastly.html Also in: * ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 15) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/toxic-plants-that-could-be-harmful-to-your-pets/1241773619

Mosquitoes in Chicago

Jun 12, 2018 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (June 12) – Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, an epidemiology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said all it may take is a week with no rain and high temperatures for the perfect conditions that breed West Nile mosquitoes. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-mosquito-season-neighborhood-fight-breeding-pool-20180612-story.html

Interdigital Cysts on Dog’s Feet

Jun 12, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 10) – Ares, a 3-year-old Doberman pinscher had sores between his toes on all four paws when he came to see Dr. Jason Pieper, a veterinary dermatologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Dr. Pieper treated Ares using CO2 laser surgery. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-06-11/pet-talk-cysts-sore-subject.html

Illinois Officials Warn of Heavy Tick Season

Jun 10, 2018 / In the News

Elgin (Ill.) Courier-News (June 10) – There’s been a considerable uptick in ticks this spring, and it’s making things busy for local health and pet care professionals. To better keep track of what types of ticks are being found throughout the state, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine this spring launched a program...

Midwest Equine Assumes Monfort Practice

Jun 9, 2018 / In the News

Pantagraph (Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; June 9) – Dr. Tom Monfort opened Monfort Clinic in July 1972 about six miles southwest of Farmer City… Monfort has sold the practice to Midwest Equine. Veterinarian Georgean Zyrkowski with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, will be lead clinician. The practice will add reproduction and lameness specialists. https://www.pantagraph.com/business/local-veterinarian-to-retire-practice-to-remain-under-new-ownership/article_6ef0f48b-b278-5fc1-967d-6141ef23e36b.html

The Case for Animal Research

Jun 8, 2018 / In the News

Washington Times (June 8) – An opinion piece by the president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research references a cancer treatment emerging from the University of Illinois. “[S]cientists are evaluating the therapy’s potential to cure brain cancer in humans. Currently, only 5 percent of people suffering from the most common malignant brain tumor will survive...