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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Jan 7, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Barred Owl 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 our...

Discussion of Needs for CT or CT/PET scanner

Jan 3, 2018 / General News

Please RSVP for this Lunch Discussion On Wednesday, January 10, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, the College of Veterinary Medicine will host a presentation by Siemens regarding options for CT and CT/PET scanners. A Siemens representative will provide information about capabilities of the scanners and will answer questions about the technology. The purpose of...

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Safe Spaces for Cats: Pillar 1 of a Healthy Environment

Dec 22, 2017 / Behavior

safe spaces Promote Physical and Behavioral Health In part one of this blog series, I reviewed guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners and International Society of Feline Medicine on the five pillars of a healthy feline environment. As mentioned in that article, providing a cat with a comfortable environment is linked with better...

[Dr. Ted Valli at a reception at the University of Illinois in 2008]

Former Dean Honored by Veterinary Pathologist Organization

Dec 20, 2017 / General News

As Researcher, Mentor, Leader, Valli Delivered Impact At its annual meeting held November 4 to 8 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) bestowed its highest honor, Distinguished Member, on Dr. Victor E.O. “Ted” Valli, who had served as the dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine from...

[Tekla Lee-Fowler and Kara Lascola]

35th Veterinary Respiratory Symposium Returns to Illinois

Dec 18, 2017 / General News

Next Symposium Slated for Auburn, Ala., Oct. 7 to 10 The Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) held its 35th symposium in Champaign, Ill., at the University of Illinois on October 1 through 4. The theme was “Advances in Respiratory Diagnostic Imaging.” The symposium was organized by the outgoing president of the VCRS, Dr. Kara Lascola,...

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...

Fund Assists K9s That Serve and Protect

Dec 10, 2017 / General News

Doing All We Can for Working Dogs Dr. Maureen McMichael, who heads the small animal emergency and critical care service at the college, has played an integral role in recent activities. “I have a very special interest in working dogs,” she says. ‘These Dogs Deserve the Absolute Best Care’ Between 2012 and early 2017, about...

Get to Know Mike McGill

Dec 8, 2017 / Get to Know

Mike McGill, an assistant facilities manager, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for a year. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Assist in maintaining and improving the facilities at the college. What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part is communicating with others...

Get to Know Alysha McDaniel

Nov 30, 2017 / Get to Know

Alysha McDaniel, certified veterinary technician at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Service, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for two and a half years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Helping very critical patients and helping students. (I have also given CE lectures...

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These 5 Pillars Ensure a Healthy Environment for Cats

Nov 28, 2017 / Behavior

Are you providing your cat with a healthy environment? Providing a cat with a comfortable environment is linked with better physical, emotional, and behavioral health. All cats have the same essential environmental needs. Unfortunately, many cats live in homes that are missing some key elements and this results in stress-related disorders as well as unwanted...