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ZOO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING

Nov 17, 2014 / In the News

The Conversation (Nov. 17) – For the past four years, a team of experts from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, the US Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Care and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums has been running preparedness exercises at large and small zoological institutions in urban, rural and suburban...

ALUMNA LEADS IN PUBLIC HEALTH ROLES

Nov 16, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 16) – Describing herself as a “fortunate victim of a lot of fortunate opportunities,” Dr. Maureen Birmingham, who earned her veterinary degree at Illinois in 1983, has been all around the world helping to prevent and resolve disease — in both people and animals. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-11-16/pet-talk-ui-grads-passion-has-taken-her-all-over-globe…

ILLINOIS STUDENT SPENDS SUMMER STUDYING TURTLES

Nov 14, 2014 / In the News

Morris Animal Foundation (Nov. 14) – Last summer, Kelly Rockwell, a second-year veterinary student at the University of Illinois, worked with her mentor, Dr. Mark Mitchell, to examine whether the endangered Blanding’s turtle plays a role in the prevalence and spread of Leptospira spp., an emerging zoonotic infectious disease. http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/blog/category/wildlife/everyone-loves-turtles.html

SQUIRRELS AND WINTER

Nov 12, 2014 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 12) – Dr. Julia Whittington talks about a squirrel that is being treated at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, and explains how this species prepares for winter. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/preparing-for-winter-critters-uncaged/28642/Q7IkC5y_2U…

SNAKE FUNGAL DISEASE

Nov 12, 2014 / In the News

Live Science (Nov. 12) – At first, researchers found lethal fungal infections only in rattlesnakes and other vipers, “which is not good because those snakes tend to be the most endangered already,” said Matthew Allender, a clinical assistant professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But now the disease...

DOG’S SKULL TUMOR

Nov 9, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 9) – A young dog named Otter was referred to the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where a one-pound skull tumor was removed by Dr. Laura Selmic, one of a small number of veterinarians who have earned the credential Fellow of Surgical Oncology. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-11-09/pet-talk-happy-ending-otter.html Also in: Kankakee Daily Journal (Nov. 15) http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/u-of-i-pet-column-rare-bone-tumor-removed-from/artic…

EBOLA TEACH-INS

Nov 8, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 8) – As a panelist at two upcoming Ebola “teach-ins” on campus, Gay Miller, professor of pathobiology, will address epidemiology and disease transmission. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-11-08/outbreak-teach-ins-set-ui.html Also in: Daily Illini (Nov. 11) http://www.dailyillini.com/news/article_cd56a3e0-6953-11e4-8dd7-3f450f3096a5.html

3D PRINTING AIDS VETERINARY SURGEONS

Oct 26, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 26) – “3D printing is a new technology that is very exciting for our hospital,” said Dr. Karanvir Aulakh, who is board certified in small animal surgery. Aulakh recently used this technology to restore mobility to a young Labrador born with a condition in which the bones of the back legs did not...