Opioid Shortages Prompt Alternative Pain Management Protocols

Jan 30, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, the DEA decreased opioid production by 25% in 2017, and plans to continue to decrease production in 2018. As many of the more commonly used full mu agonists such as morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl become harder to acquire (and remaining supplies are diverted to human hospitals), veterinarians...

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With Your Help, We’re Growing

Dec 18, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Thanks in large part to strong partnerships with you, our referrers, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has seen more than a 30 percent increase in small animal caseload over the past five years. (In fact, Illinois has the seventh largest small animal caseload at a U.S. veterinary college, when patients seen in Urbana and Chicago are...

Faculty Spotlight: Adam Stern, DVM, CMI-IV, CFC, DACVP

Dec 15, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Stern is a clinical associate professor and assistant director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, specializing in veterinary forensic pathology. Tell us about your background. I am originally from New York City and I completed my undergraduate studies at The George Washington University. I completed my veterinary degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince...

Julia Whittington Named Hospital Chief of Staff

Dec 11, 2017 / Alumni News

‘We are Improving Lives for all our customers’ One sentence from the hospital website contains our mission and purpose: “Simply put, the hospital is dedicated to improving lives: by providing exceptional patient care, by serving animal owners and veterinarians, by advancing veterinary education, and by developing innovative health solutions.” When the college crafted the 2016-2020...

Notes on Cytology and Biopsies

Nov 14, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases can be difficult to identify at times due to their similar appearance of bacterial infections of the skin (i.e., pustules, papules, crusts, and ulcerations). Cytology can be of significant value in helping to rule out a secondary bacterial infection. If bacteria is seen on cytology, you have to quantify the bacteria...

Message from State Public Health Veterinarian on Campylobacter

Nov 7, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections linked to contact with Petland pet store puppies. Clinical samples from human cases and puppies from some states have shown that these Campylobacter isolates are resistant to azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, nalidixic acid, tetracycline, and telithromycin. This...

Faculty Spotlight: Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, DACVECC

Nov 1, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Tonozzi is a clinical assistant professor of veterinary clinical medicine. Tell us about your background. I graduated from the University  of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. I had done an internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, then went on to a residence in emergency and critical care at the Animal Emergency Center...

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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