College Experts Comment on Dog Flu

May 27, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 27) – Dog owners should be aware of the symptoms of the highly contagious respiratory illness and prepared to isolate a sick dog from other pets if necessary, according to Dr. Maureen McMichael, small animal and critical care chief for the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The UI Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which...

Illinois Legislator Promotes ‘Beagle Bill’

May 25, 2016 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (May 23) – Under a measure nicknamed “the beagle bill,” Sen. Linda Holmes started out wanting to require universities to offer healthy cats and dogs to rescue organizations when they are no longer needed for testing. But the legislation has stalled after heated debate at a hearing where universities led by the U....

Recovered Bobcat Released in Indiana

May 25, 2016 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; May 24) — A bobcat kitten struck by a car last fall has been released back into the wild following months of recovery at a wildlife center. She underwent surgery at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana. Also in: * Washington Times (May 25)

Critical Care Specialist a ‘Mom to Know’

May 24, 2016 / In the News

Chambanamoms (May 24) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, who heads the emergency and critical care service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and is also mom to three children, two dogs, and several thousand bees, was recently interviewed as a “mom to know.”

Weight Loss for Dogs

May 22, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 22) – As in people, extra weight in pets contributes to numerous health problems. “Many dogs that are overweight also have arthritis, heart disease, skin disease or other weight-related problems,” said Kim Knap, a certified veterinary technician, certified canine rehabilitation practitioner and a rehabilitation specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana....

Diagnostic Lab Confirms Dog Flu Deaths

May 20, 2016 / In the News

Pantagraph (May 19) – Necropsy (autopsy) results from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine received by Bortell Animal Hospital in Bloomington on Thursday afternoon indicated that both dogs died after getting canine influenza which led to pneumonia, Dr. David Bortell said.

Vet Tech Kim Knap Finalist for Hero Award

May 20, 2016 / In the News

PR Newswire (May 20) – Following the review of nearly 300 nominations from animal lovers across the country, a blue-ribbon judging panel of celebrities, veterinary professionals, and animal care experts has selected 10 of the country’s top veterinarians and veterinary technicians as finalists. Kim Knap is among five veterinary technician finalists.

Graduation Announcements for Class of 2016

May 17, 2016 / In the News

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill.; May 20) – Autumn Gillespie, daughter of Bradford Gillespie and Penny Gillespie of Neoga, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 13. Shelbyville Daily Union (May 17) – Chelsea Ballinger, daughter of Mr. Keith Ballinger and...

Illinois Student Leads National Veterinary Student Organization

May 15, 2016 / In the News

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (May 15) – Matt Holland (Illinois ’17) recently became the 2016-2017 Student AVMA president at the Student AVMA Symposium (see story). And he has his sights set on creating a big change in the profession.

Criticalist Recalls First Job

May 15, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 15) – Dr. Maureen McMichael recalls her first job in an emergency and critical care residency at Tufts: “The residency lasted three years and I was paid approximately $20,000 per year to work approximately 112 hours per week, which comes to about $3.43 per hour.”