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Water Therapy Restores Payton’s Pace

Apr 13, 2016 / Patient Stories

Wednesdays at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are affectionately known as “Golden Wednesdays.” “We have three to four golden retrievers that come in for therapy that day,” explains Kim Knap, a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and canine rehabilitation specialist at the hospital. “That’s their day. We see a lot of gray-faced goldens on Wednesdays, which we...

CCI dog Honest

Students Bond over CCI Dog

Mar 28, 2016 / Patient Stories

It was a small world for Caitlin Bottcher when she took her Canine Companion for Independence (CCI) dog, Honest, to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She was surprised to find out that veterinary student Natalie Rupp, who has experience with CCI dogs, would be providing the care for Honest. For several years, Rupp...

Amy Fink with Callie

Callie’s Castle: Cat Gets Royal Treatment during Cancer Care

Jan 29, 2016 / Patient Stories

They say a man’s home is his castle, but for one patient at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a castle became her home away from home. Callie, an 8-year-old cat, was brought to the hospital because she was having difficulty breathing. Fourth-year veterinary student Caroline Fallon was assigned to Callie’s case. “I could...

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Vet Tech Takes Bandages to Artistic Level

Nov 10, 2015 / Patient Stories

When a dog, who previously had two of his toes removed, came in for a bandage change just before Halloween, veterinary technician Michelle Jaeger knew exactly what she wanted to design on the bandage around his paw. He would sport a skeletal bone—reflecting his missing digits—with an orange wrap. This extra touch of care lightens the...

milo at dentistry service

Dentistry Service Makes Pets More Adoptable

Oct 15, 2015 / General News

Like many shelter animals, a 10-year-old terrier named Milo was waiting patiently to be adopted. Luckily for him, that happy day came sooner with the help of a partnership between the Champaign County Humane Society and the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital dentistry service. Some of Milo’s teeth had been fractured at some point in...