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...
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...
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.
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. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-09-12/uis-knap-bags-national-honor.html * Also in: News-Gazette (editorial; Sept. 20) http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-09-20/worthy-honoree.html
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. http://dailyillini.com/features/2016/09/12/wildlife-medical-clinic-welcomes-first-bald-eagle/
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. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-09-05/pet-talk-sound-reasons-sterilizations.html
ciLiving (Sept. 2) – Dr. Jennifer Reagan describes a new surgical imaging tool developed on the University of Illinois campus that is being used in surgical trials of pets with cancer to determine whether all the cancerous cells of a tumor have been removed. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/cancer-clinical-trials-looking-for-cat-or-dog-candidates
News-Gazette (Aug. 28) – Dr. Duncan Ferguson, who recently retired from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, is an expert in feline hyperthyroidism, a disease that has arisen within the past 40 years. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-08-29/pet-talk-feline-affliction.html
ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Aug. 24) – Dr. Julia Whittington and Dr. Nichole Rosenhagen from the Wildlife Medical Clinic brought in two orphaned patients–a gray squirrel and a fox squirrel. They also reminded viewers that wildlife patients can be seen live 24/7 through their Critter Cam. https://www.facebook.com/ciliving/videos/1221021847942099/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
Working Shift (WBEZ; Aug. 22) – Podcast of an interview with Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, one of only 69 boarded veterinary behaviorists in North American and one of only two in the Chicago area. https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/working-shift-pet-behaviorist/0535d0c0-42f2-4879-a81d-722536184926