Illinois Veterinary Student Volunteers at Thai Elephant Sanctuary

Oct 31, 2017 / In the News

Kane County Chronicle (Oct. 27) – Agne Stoskute, who is in her first of four years of study at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, spent two weeks this summer in Thailand as part of a study abroad program.

Refresher for Veterinarians on Canine House Soiling

Oct 31, 2017 / In the News

Today’s Veterinary Practice (Nov.-Dec.) – Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne recommends that veterinarians screen patients for behavioral issues at every visit to identify problems early and institute treatment before the human–animal bond is strained or broken.

K9 Officer That Received Care Retires

Oct 30, 2017 / In the News

Peoria Journal-Star (Oct. 29) – In March, K9 officer Flits fell through an unsupported drop ceiling to the first floor below and suffered a complex fracture to his left leg. The injury required complicated surgery at the University of Illinois [College] of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, followed by extensive rehabilitation there and later at home....

What Pet Owners Should Know about Rabies

Oct 30, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 29) – According to Dr. Ashley Mitek, there are more than 5,000 confirmed cases of rabies in animals each year in the United States. More than 90 percent of these are in wildlife. Also in: Decatur Herald & Review (Nov. 5)

Diagnostic Laboratory Does Post-Mortem on Lincoln Park Zoo Polar Bear

Oct 30, 2017 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (Oct. 29) – After a female polar bear named Kobe was found to have advanced renal disease and was euthanized, a necropsy, an animal autopsy, is being done by a veterinary pathology lab at the University of Illinois.

Students Assist in Saving Blanding’s Turtles

Oct 27, 2017 / In the News

Lake County News-Sun (Oct. 27) – A program in Lake County received help from two interns from The Wildlife Epidemiology Lab within the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Their blog about taking blood samples and saliva swabs, among other things, is at Also in: True Viral News (Oct. 29)...

Behaviorist Advises on Understanding Your Dog

Oct 27, 2017 / In the News

Paw Culture (Oct. 26) – When dogs are in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable, they lick their lips, avert their gaze, turn away their bodies and lift their front paws, according to Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a clinical assistant professor of veterinary behavior at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Signs of Stress in Exotic Pets

Oct 24, 2017 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Oct. 24) – Dr. Kenneth Welle, from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, explains how owners of exotic pets can detect signs of illness.

Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Oct 22, 2017 / In the News

Herald & Review (Oct. 22) – The American Animal Hospital Association recommends being mindful of pets’ FEAR — food, environment, attire and recovery — to keep pets safe and happy. Also in: News-Gazette (Oct. 22) USA AgNet (Oct. 30)

Undergraduates Work in Chronic Wasting Disease Research Program

Oct 20, 2017 / In the News

Campus News Bureau (Oct. 20) – “More than 50 undergraduates have worked with us in the past 15 years. And most have gone on to successful careers,” said Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, a veterinary epidemiologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey who also serves as an assistant professional scientist in the college’s Department of Pathobiology.