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Pets and Marijuana

Oct 4, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 4) – Dr. Tina Wismer, a veterinary toxicologist who serves as medical director at the ASPCA poison control center in Urbana and is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, says the increase in calls to the poison center about pets ingesting the drug does not necessarily...

Birthday Wish of 101-year-old Researcher: Funding

Sep 29, 2015 / In the News

Washington Post (Sept. 29) – What do you get for the 101-year-old who has everything? Dr. Fred Kummerow has little interest in presents. Instead, in a heartfelt note Tuesday to friends and colleagues, Kummerow asked for a different kind of gift: Funding to keep his university lab up and running. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/29/all-this-scientist-wants-for-his-101st-birthday-is-funding-for-his-research-lab/

Patient Gets Around with Wheelchair

Sep 27, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 27) – Daisy comes once a week to the UI for rehabilitation treatments. Rehab includes massage of the muscles in Daisy’s lower back, range of motion and balancing exercises, therapeutic laser treatments and land and water treadmill workouts, according to Kim Knap, a rehabilitation specialist at the veterinary hospital. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-09-27/sunday-special-life-daisy.html

Annual Open House 2015

Sep 24, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 24) – Make plans to attend the annual open house event on Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when more than 300 veterinary students will host the public for a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/open-house-with-u-of-i-college-of-veterinary-medicine Also in: News-Gazette (Sept. 27) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-09-28/pet-talk-explore-career-animal-care.html WCIA-TV (Oct. 1) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/the-morning-show/ved-med-open-house...

Author David Quammen Speaks on Ebola

Sep 21, 2015 / In the News

WILL-AM (Sept. 21) – Author David Quammen is speaking on the University of Illinois campus, sponsored in part by the Department of Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Quammen is the author of the award-winning book “Spillover” about the spread of viruses such as HIV and Ebola from animals to humans. https://will.illinois.edu/longerlisten/story/author-david-quammen-speaking-on-u-of-i-campus-today

Free Symposium Presents Plastics’ Health Research

Sep 19, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 19) – Findings will be presented from a federally funded project that recruits pregnant women in their first trimester and follows them and their babies to measure exposure to BPA, phthalates, triclosan (found in some antibacterial products, such as soaps) and parabens (found in cosmetics) and to collect data on the babies’ growth...

Forensic Pathologist Testifies in Cruelty Case

Sep 16, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 16) – “The pain centers of the dog are … millions of little nerves that can perceive pain. Every one of those little nerves would be firing in pain. This would be extreme pain,” said Dr. Adam Stern, a University of Illinois veterinary pathologist who conducted the necropsy on Malik, a pit bull...

Dog Flu Threat Over

Sep 9, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 9) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, a professor of emergency and critical care at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, said the UI veterinary diagnostic lab hasn’t seen any positive cases of canine flu since June, so it should be fine to take your dog to the park as long as you exercise normal...

Wildlife Clinic Shows Skink

Sep 9, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (Sept. 9) – A skink from the University of Illinois’ Wildlife Clinic visited the WCIA studio. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/educational-programs-and-a-skink-with-u-of-i-wildlife-clinic

Second Sunday in September is National Pet Memorial Day

Sep 6, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 6) – Cheryl Weber, a client counselor specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says the way individuals cope with the death of a pet can be diverse, varying to meet each person’s unique needs. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-09-06/pet-talk-support-available-during-time-grief.html