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Aggression in Pets

Jan 4, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 4) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist who practices at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, defines aggression as a threat of harmful behavior that is directed at an individual. Whether aggressive behaviors can be managed sufficiently to keep the animal as a household pet depends on many...

Alumnus, Faculty, Resident at Zoo Do Conservation Work in Peru

Dec 23, 2015 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (Dec. 22) – Punta San Juan in Peru is one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems. It’s also a 133-acre coastal reserve that has become a central part of Illinois alumnus Dr. Mike Adkesson’s life and a crucial piece in the mission of the Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, to spread...

Professor Raises Deer and Elk

Dec 20, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 20) – Dr. Cliff Shipley, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, keeps about 80 deer, mule deer and elk on 15 acres near Homer Lake. Shipley, a native of Iowa, bought the land in 2000. It had been a horse pasture; his family planted 5,000 trees. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-12-20/bucks-stop-here.html Also...

Behavioral Problems When Cats Don’t Use Litter Box

Dec 13, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 13) – According to Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinary behaviorist at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, studies indicate that house soiling can account for up to 70 percent of a behavioral referral practice’s feline cases. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-12-13/pet-talk-think-inside-box.html

Nesting Habits of Endangered Sea Turtles

Dec 8, 2015 / In the News

The Wildlife Society (Dec. 8) – “We wanted to find out if there was anything special about where they laid [their eggs] in regards to the beach itself,” said Mark Mitchell, a professor of zoological medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To do this, he looked at associated characteristics including pH and grain...

Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Dec 4, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 4) – Dr. Brittany Perry, veterinary emergency and critical care resident at the U of I Veterinary Teaching Hospital, warns pet owners against holiday decorations that could be eaten by pets, harmful foods for pets, and potential dangers when company and their pets visit. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/keeping-pets-safe-this-holiday-season

Bobcat Gets Orthopedic Surgery

Dec 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 2) – A 6-month-old bobcat hit by a car last week is getting a chance for a full recovery and life back out in the wild, thanks to rescuers in Indiana and medical caregivers at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-12-02/illini-vets-saving-hoosier-bobcat.html Also on WCIA-TV News (Dec. 2): http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/university-clinic-treats-bobcat *WISH-TV (Indianapolis, Ind.;...

House Soiling in Dogs

Dec 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 29) – According to Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinary behaviorist at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, house soiling in dogs could arise from either a behavioral or a medical problem. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-11-29/pet-talk-unpleasant-surprises.html

Puppy Recovers from Brain Surgery

Nov 21, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 21) – A five-month-old border collie from Wisconsin is ready to be taken home after undergoing a rare brain surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital to correct a congenital defect called meningoencephalocele, according to UI veterinary neurologist Dr. Devon Hague. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-11-21/puppy-wants-play.html