Campylobacter Information

Sep 13, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 13) – All warm-blooded creatures, among them chickens, cows and sheep, can be infected with campylobacter, and local veterinarians do see cases of it, said Carol Maddox, a diagnostic veterinary microbiologist at the University of Illinois.

Odin, the Red-Tailed Hawk, Turns 20

Sep 13, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (Sept. 13) – Dr. Julia Whittington and Dr. Sarah Reich of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic brought resident raptor, a red-tailed hawk, named Odin. Red-tailed hawks face some hazards this time of year, including vehicular trauma and west Nile virus infections.

Snake Fungal Disease in Lake Erie Water Snakes

Sep 11, 2017 / In the News

Sandusky Register (Sept. 10) – A team at the University of Illinois, led by Dr. Matt Allender, has been trying various experimental treatments to find a cure for the fungal disease, including nebulizing.

Pet Memorial Day Comforts Grieving Owners

Sep 10, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 10) – National Pet Memorial Day, which falls on the second Sunday of September each year, is one way to call attention to pet grief. This day was established for pet owners to honor pets past and present and to share the vital role that their animals have played in their lives.

How to Close a Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Sep 8, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 8) – Dr. Saki Kadotani, veterinary cardiology resident at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, shares a model of a dog’s heart and demonstrates how PDAs are closed via a minimally invasive procedure that positions a small spring into the blood vessel to close the hole.

Allender Lab Treats Snake Fungal Disease

Sep 5, 2017 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Sept. 5) – For years, Dr. Matt Allender has worked to perfect a treatment to help snakes with snake fungal disease. Dr. Allender is the director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. He and his team tried a couple of treatments, including injectable antifungals. But about two years ago, they found something which worked...

Procedure to Help Pets Breathe Debuts at Illinois

Sep 3, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sep. 3) – In June 2017, a new surgical procedure that addresses one of these pets’ anatomical problems was performed for the first time in the U.S. at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital by Drs. Heidi Phillips and Brendan McKiernan.

Poisonous Plant Garden Online Resource

Aug 28, 2017 / In the News

Canton (Ill.) Daily Ledger (Aug 26) – The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine website at provides resources and lists regarding potentially poisonous plants.

Illinois Produces Video About Drug-Exposure in Working Dogs

Aug 28, 2017 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (Aug. 28) – The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently released a video advising veterinarians on how to treat dogs that accidentally overdose (naloxone, the overdose-reversing medication, works on canines, too).

New Way to See Cancer Cells

Aug 27, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 27) – Dr. Laura Selmic, a veterinary surgeon who specializes in surgical oncology, is leading a study of a new technology, developed by Dr. Viktor Gruev at the College of Engineering, that allows surgeons to detect metastasis (spread of cancer through the body) for head and neck tumors. * Also in Danville Commercial-News...