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Faculty Spotlight: Bianca Da Costa Martins

Oct 19, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Bianca Da Costa Martins is an assistant professor of ophthalmology. What are you looking forward to most now that you’re working at Illinois? I am originally from Brazil and I have been living in the U.S. for six years. However it was in 1996 that I first visited the U.S. I was an exchange student...

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Vet Med Releases New Phone App

Oct 15, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

If you’re a referring veterinarian who uses an Android or iPhone, being connected to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois is a whole lot easier. Available this week on the App Store is a free phone app called Illinois DVM. The College of Veterinary Medicine is excited...

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Tape Muzzle Helps Maxillofacial Injuries

Sep 22, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Percy, a two-year-old male, castrated, domestic medium hair cat, was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital dentistry service when his owner found him at home unable to completely close his mouth. He was treated for a right temporomandibular joint luxation, and for added stability during healing, a custom-made tape muzzle was created for him. A...

Faculty Spotlight: Mauria O’Brien, DVM, DACVECC

Sep 22, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Mauria O’Brien has been a faculty member at Illinois for about seven years. She is a clinical associate professor of veterinary clinical medicine and helps oversee the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. O’Brien’s research interests involve investigations into the role of vitamin D as it pertains to...

Faculty Spotlight: Jason Pieper, DVM

Jul 30, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

  Dr. Jason Pieper is a new faculty member in dermatology as of July 2015 after completing his residency here at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He has had an interesting path towards veterinary dermatology, including six years in the U.S. Navy as a chef. While in the Navy, he served as Presidential Food Service Security...

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Registration Open for Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Jul 1, 2015 / General News

Visit: go.illinois.edu/FallConference Whether you’re coming for the camaraderie with faculty and classmates or for the cutting-edge knowledge, it’s hard to beat the value at Fall Conference for Veterinarians, the college’s annual continuing education event. This year the conference will be held September 17 and 18 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, about one...

Faculty Spotlight: Stanley Rubin, DVM, DACVIM

Jun 24, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Stanley Rubin is a professor of veterinary clinical medicine and works in internal medicine at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. His research interests include nephrology/ urology, gastroenterology, metabolic disease, and electrolyte and acid-base disorders in cats and dogs. When did you join the College of Veterinary Medicine? I have been on the faculty at Illinois...

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The Scoop on Feline Diarrhea

Jun 24, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Many infectious and non-infectious disease processes cause diarrhea in cats. This article summarizes a talk given by Dr. Marcella Ridgway, small animal internal medicine specialist at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to practitioners at the college’s Fall Conference. Diarrhea can be classified by duration, pathophysiology, affected location, or etiology. Each case of feline diarrhea should be...

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Causes of Weight Loss in Older Cats

Jun 24, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Weight loss in senior cats is a common finding that is often overlooked, but that is a poor prognostic sign for continued good health. Dr. David Williams, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Nestle-Purina, is investigating the underlying cause, useful diagnostic tests, and treatments that may help...

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Microbiology Adds Rapid Identification System: MALDI-TOF

Jun 23, 2015 / Diagnostic Updates

MALDI-TOF, a.k.a. Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Biotyper® (Bruker Daltronics, Inc.), enables the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to identify as many as 95 bacteria, yeast, or fungi within 90 minutes from isolated colonies. The current Biotyper® database includes over 5,000 organisms and is updated frequently to include new taxa. The significance...