Wilkins Wins International Research Honor

Jun 1, 2018 / In the News

The Horse (June 1) – Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine since 2008, was honored at the 15th World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress, held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, in April. She received the Boehringer-Ingelheim WEVA Applied Research Award.

2018 DVM Graduation Announcements

May 31, 2018 / In the News (May 30) – Kelsie Allen, daughter of John Allen and Carolyn Branz, of Streator, graduated May 11 with honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Allen graduated from Streator High School in 2008.

Veterinary Students Work on Blandings Turtle Project

May 30, 2018 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (May 30) –  Kirsten Andersson and Lauren Mumm, both veterinary students at the University of Illinois, directed their attention to turtle health. “Our goal is health assessment and watching for the progression of some diseases. There are a lot of normal viruses that can be transmitted (to turtles) from leeches,” Andersson said. “They...

Krista Keller Named Rising Star

May 30, 2018 / In the News

Journal-Tribune (Biddeford, Maine; May 29) – Dr. Krista Keller, who grew up in Biddeford and attended schools here, has been honored by the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with the Rising Star Award during its commencement ceremony earlier this month. She is currently serving as an assistant professor of zoological medicine at the University...

New Surgical Approach for Equine Degenerative Respiratory Condition

May 30, 2018 / In the News

EurekAlert (April 17) – “We were really pleased with our results and feel this is the way we’re going to be correcting recurrent laryngeal neuropathy in the future,” said Dr. Santiago D. Gutierrez-Nibeyro, Clinical Associate Professor of Equine Surgery and the study’s lead investigator. “It’s a biomechanically superior technique to treat a limiting condition in...

Vet Student Donates K9 Medical Kits to Ambulances

May 27, 2018 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (May 2) – Paul Fedyniak, a UI vet student, raised $2,000 through a GoFundMe page to make kits containing an oxygen mask, muzzle, reward toys and other items in case of a canine emergency. He donated them to Arrow Ambulance and the Illinois State Police. Also in * Fox Illinois News (May...

Mosquitoes and Public Health Risks

May 25, 2018 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (May 25) – Cases of West Nile surface more in older suburbs, Ruiz said, often due to a lack of water drainage that forms stagnant ponds where mosquitoes breed. “Newer houses, say after 1990s or in subdivisions that are built a little later, you really see a lot less of the West Nile...

Donations for Injured Service Dog from Danville

May 23, 2018 / In the News

Commercial-News (May 22) – Harleigh underwent surgery Monday afternoon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital for injuries suffered when she was hit by a car Friday night. Dog lovers and others are rallying to help Whitney raise the money so Harleigh can come home. The cost is estimated to hit about $7,000, and...

Diagnosing a Cough in Horses

May 22, 2018 / In the News

The (May 22) – Dr. Lori Madsen reviews some possible diagnoses and the tools and tests your veterinarian might use to figure out what’s making your horse cough.