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.

Seeking Pets with Cancer for Clinical Trials Using New Imaging Tool

Sep 2, 2016 / In the News

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.

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Aug 29, 2016 / In the News

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.

Last Baby Squirrels of the Season

Aug 24, 2016 / In the News

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.