Q&A with a Veterinary Behaviorist

Aug 22, 2016 / In the News

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.

Noticing Pain in Pets

Aug 22, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 22) – “Pain is a very individualized experience,” said Dr. Ashley Mitek, who recently completed a three-year residency in anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. “Just like humans, pets experience pain and respond to pain in many different ways. The only difference is that our...

Clinical Trial for Cats with Cancer

Aug 20, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Aug. 19) – Dr. Tim Fan and Dr. Alycen Lundberg talk about a new anti-cancer agent available for cats with cancer through a clinical trial at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Weight Loss Program for Dogs

Aug 15, 2016 / In the News

The Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Aug. 15) – Kim Knap from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, discusses pet weight management, specifically a program for overweight animals, called “Shape Up Pup.”

Clinical Trials for Pets with Cancer Use OCT

Aug 15, 2016 / In the News

Fox Illinois TV News (Aug. 15) – There’s a new medical wonder for pets battling cancer. It’s the first of its kind in the country and it’s the first at the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic. The Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT scanner, can detect cancerous cells during a surgical operation as opposed to...

EVP Beef Begins April 2017

Aug 12, 2016 / In the News

Beef Vet (Aug. 11) – The inaugural EVP in Beef Health Management is open for registration at The course starts in April 2017 and consists of 10 two-day modules that will wrap up in October 2018. Also in: DVM 360 Magazine (Aug. 15)

Teaching Hospital Treats Injured Puppy

Aug 12, 2016 / In the News

Star Courier (Aug. 9) – The puppy that sustained several fractures to his skull with swelling on the brain, and a shattered jaw, in addition to other injuries after an attack by another dog was brought to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana for surgery.

Compulsive Disorders in Pets

Aug 10, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 7) – According to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, dogs are not considered to have obsessive-compulsive disorders, but rather compulsive disorders in general.

Steps for Lifelong Health of Pets

Aug 3, 2016 / In the News

WCIA-TV Current (Aug. 3) – Dr. Ashley Mitek, an instructor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about how to keep pets healthy throughout their lives.