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University of Illinois Leading the Way for Cardiac MRI in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 11, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois recently installed a new 3T MRI (Skyra, GE) for clinical and research cases. This imaging modality has software and hardware capabilities that allow for high-resolution, multi-planar, dynamic imaging of the heart. In human medicine, cardiac MRI (CMR) is the reference standard for assessing ventricular systolic function...

Faculty Spotlight: Krista Keller, DVM, DACZM

Oct 4, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Keller, assistant professor, is board certified in zoological medicine and specializes in companion zoological animals. Tell us about your background. I am a New Englander, but my veterinary career has moved me around quite a bit. I graduated from Ross University (St. Kitts), spent a year at Tufts (Massachusetts), performed an internship at LSU...

Disaster Response Requirements and Guidelines

Sep 15, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

The college is pleased to share the guidelines issued by the Illinois Department of Agriculture pertaining to disaster response activities in the wake of the hurricanes affecting the Gulf states this month. Disaster Response Requirements and Guidelines

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Rabies FAQs for Veterinarians

Sep 15, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Rabies remains a critical public health issue In July 2017, a kitten in Carroll County, Ill., was initially diagnosed with rabies. Subsequent testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ruled out rabies, and the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed feline infectious peritonitis as the likely cause of death. This recent...

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Case Report: First U.S. Modified LATE and Ala Vestibuloplastyt in Brachycephalic Dog

Sep 13, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

As brachycephalic dogs continue in popularity and are bred for shorter snouts in the United States, more complex and multi-tiered surgical procedures are indicated. This case report is a successful demonstration of more advanced techniques that can be performed to combat brachycephalic syndrome. In June 2017, a 1-year, 8-month-old male-castrated French bulldog from Louisiana presented...

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FAQs on Imaging at Illinois

Aug 2, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Since the departure of the radiology faculty member and residents in May 2016, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has taken many steps to ensure that clinical patients receive quality imaging exams and that veterinary students receive the experience and education they need to become successful veterinarians. Here are answers to questions referrers may have about how...

Faculty Spotlight: Sharon Wagner, DVM, RDCS

Jul 27, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Wagner is an instructor and a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. Tell us about your background. My career began in physics. I have a degree in engineering physics and worked for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before becoming a veterinarian. I have been a veterinarian for 19 years and I have...

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Cytology for Primary Osteolytic Neoplasia

Jul 11, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Aspiration of lytic bone lesions is becoming a more common technique in the diagnosis of primary bone tumors. This article describes what’s new in the diagnosis of primary osteolytic neoplasia. Tumors associated with bone lysis or proliferation are categorized as primary bone tumors, i.e., tumors that arise from cells associated with bone. Just as there...

Faculty Spotlight: Anne Barger, DVM, MS, DACVP

Jun 29, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Barger is a clinical professor of pathobiology. Tell us about yourself. I earned my veterinary degree from Illinois in 1996 and have been a faculty member at the college since September 2002. I currently live in Champaign, and I have three dogs, a cat, and an aquarium. Golden retrievers are my favorite dogs, but...