Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Cancer Treatment

Oct 24, 2016 / In the News

Pharma Technology Focus (Nov.) – Research at the University of Illinois led by Dr. Tim Fan has demonstrated that nanoparticles coated in chemotherapy drugs can be used to target bone cancers in large mammals.

Public Forum on ‘Spillover’ Viruses

Oct 13, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 13) – Set for 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Forum at Carle, the evening includes a showing of the PBS documentary “Spillover — Zika, Ebola and Beyond” and a panel of environmental and infection experts. The Center for One Health Illinois at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is organizing...

Large First-Year Class at Illinois

Oct 12, 2016 / In the News

VIN News Service (Veterinary Information Network; Oct. 12) – This year, out-of-state students chose UI in unprecedented numbers. Normally, one out of four out-of-state applicants accepted by the program typically takes up the offer, Dr. Jonathan Foreman said. “Our 10-year average for acceptances in the out-of-state pool is about 25 percent,” he stated. “This year,...

Vet Med Open House Coming Oct. 2

Sep 23, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (Sept. 19) – Rachel Friedman and Suzanne Ford, student organizers of the annual college open house, described what guests can see and do at the event. Also in: News-Gazette (Sept. 25) Illinois Agri-News (Sept. 26) Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill., Sept. 26)

Decatur Zoo Upgrades Treatment Area

Sep 18, 2016 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.: Sept. 18) – Veterinary students from the University of Illinois and their professor, Dr. Kenneth Welle, can give routine physicals to zoo residents much more easily because of renovations and additions to Scovill Zoo’s treatment room. Those improvements were made possible by the donations of 89-year-old Ramona Borders, who was...

Meet Derby, the Screech Owl

Sep 14, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 14) – Dr. Julia Whittington shows off a new resident bird of prey at the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Derby, the eastern screech owl will be on view at the upcoming Prairieland Feeds Pet Fair on Sept. 24 and 25 in Savoy and at the U of I Vet Med Open House on...

Canine-Human Communications

Sep 13, 2016 / In the News

The 21st (Sept. 12) – Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly C. Ballantyne talks about new research that says dogs might be able to understand what we say to them and gives tips for how to better understand what our dogs are trying to tell us.

Kim Knap Named National Hero Vet Tech

Sep 13, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 12) – A rehab specialist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Kim Knap, was honored over the weekend in Los Angeles as this year’s American Hero Veterinary Technician. She was chosen from among five finalists in this national competition.   * Also in: News-Gazette (editorial; Sept. 20)

Bald Eagle Newest Wildlife Resident

Sep 12, 2016 / In the News

Daily Illini (Sept. 12) – For the first time in its history, the Wildlife Medical Clinic has a bald eagle as a resident animal. The bird was named River, a reference to the fact that she was rescued from the Illinois River near Peoria.

Reasons for Pet Sterilization

Sep 4, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 4) – According to Dr. G. Robert Weedon, director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, spays and neuters not only prevent unwanted pregnancies but also prevent some health and behavioral complications.