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How to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful

Jan 10, 2017 / Behavior

“Come on, you’re fine. Knock it off. Let’s go! SIT!” It’s hard to listen to, and even harder to observe: A puppy is dragged by the leash through the veterinary clinic door as his small paws try to put on the brakes. A dog is given a rough correction when she tries to hide behind...

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Jan 4, 2017 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Juvenile Sharp-Shinned Hawk The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep...

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The Trouble with Toby: New Mexico Dog Finds Relief at Illinois

Jan 3, 2017 / General News

First, Toby DaCosta lost his voice. Then the five-year-old Finnish Lapphund lost his energy, and seemingly, his will to enjoy life. Toby’s veterinarian placed his symptoms into VIN (Veterinary Information Network), a worldwide online medical forum, and asked for a consultation. Dr. Brendan McKiernan, a retired faculty member from the University of Illinois College of...

Sarah Wright

Clinical Rotation Course Boosts Comprehension

Dec 21, 2016 / Student Blogs

I spent these past eight weeks in a different kind of classroom. This classroom didn’t involve sitting in the same seat for eight hours and taking notes on lectures. Instead, it involved actively leaning and practicing clinical procedures, skills, and practices in the Clinical Skills Learning Center, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Veterinary Teaching...

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Unusual Surgery Helps BJ the Cat ‘Breathe Easy’

Dec 19, 2016 / Patient Stories

When Jan Jannusch noticed that her 13-year-old cat, BJ, was having trouble breathing, she took him to see a veterinarian. The cause of BJ’s problem turned out to be “idiopathic chylothorax,” a disease so rare that many veterinarians won’t encounter a single case of it in their entire career. That’s why BJ’s doctor recommended seeing...

Carrie Chandler-Harrison

Get to Know Carrie Chandler-Harrison

Dec 16, 2016 / Get to Know

Carrie Chandler-Harrison, a certified veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for a little over five years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: One of the rehabilitation specialists in the rehabilitation department.  Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college?...

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Update for Veterinarians on Canine Influenza

Dec 15, 2016 / General News

Common questions referring veterinarians have asked University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital experts Approximately 10 percent of our nation’s population—32 million people—will be infected with a strain of Influenza A or B in the coming months. As human healthcare providers brace for impact, veterinarians are unsure what to expect this winter with respect to the...

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Veterinary Service Group Warms Hearts of Students, Community

Dec 14, 2016 / General News

Happiness is a warm puppy, according to the Peanuts comic strip, and the faces of the Clark-Lindsey residents enjoying pet visitation night confirm this truth. The pets and their owners who make pet visitations possible also seem happy to engage in an evening of furry fellowship. It’s just one of the many ways that veterinary...

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Illinois Zoo Pathology Graduate Looks into Mysterious Turtle Fungus

Dec 13, 2016 / General News

An emerging threat to freshwater turtles has become the focus of study for Dr. Daniel Woodburn. Dr. Woodburn was recently awarded a Morris Animal Foundation research fellowship to continue studies begun during his master’s project in the Zoological Pathology Program at Illinois. The first case of this previously unknown fungus, which appears on the shells...

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Neurology through a First-Year’s Eyes

Dec 12, 2016 / Student Blogs

With it being my favorite rotation, I felt I had to talk about neurology. I was able to get a glimpse into the life of a veterinary neurologist’s 12-plus-hour days, complex cases, and spinal surgeries. These doctors complete four years of veterinary school and then do another four years or more to be board-certified in...