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Wildlife Epidemiology Lab

College Hosts Box Turtle Conservation Workshop

May 4, 2016 / General News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory is hosting a 2016 Box Turtle Conservation Workshop on May 19-21. The workshop will focus on box turtle epidemiology, with areas of interest including population trends, ecology, life history strategies, and systematics. Due to the declining populations of box turtles, the goal of the workshop is...

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Bald Eagle Surgery Goes Well

May 4, 2016 / General News

Doctors confident the eagle may have chance at release Update May 6 at 3:15 pm: Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, who is completing an internship at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, shared radiographs of the eagle’s wing. “Surgeons say despite lack of perfect alignment, the bone should heal and remodel well enough for flight, pending any complications, so...

Herrmann Wins Teaching Award at UI-Chicago

Apr 29, 2016 / Center for One Health Illinois

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of the best teachers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating...

[Bear, a patient at the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital]

Abused Dog Recovering at Veterinary Hospital

Apr 27, 2016 / General News

Update on Tuesday, May 3 – According to Dr. Maureen McMichael, “The decision was made not to surgically repair Bear’s jaw because he is eating very well and has normal occlusion, meaning his top and bottom jaws line up nicely. He is now sleeping outside of his cage on a huge dog bed/blanket at night,...

[Kristopher Kilian, graduate student Junmin Lee and Timothy Fan]

Shape of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize

Apr 27, 2016 / Research News

Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor-seeding cells, according to a new University of Illinois study. Using engineered tissue environments in various shapes...

[four baby bunnies]

Get the Word Out Fast: Baby Bunnies Best Left in Nest

Apr 27, 2016 / General News

Adorable? Yes. Helpless? Orphaned? In need of human intervention? Probably not. That’s the message Dr. Julia Whittington, medical director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, is hoping to spread far and wide—and fast. This spring the Illinois clinic has been inundated with baby bunnies, so many that clinic volunteers are having trouble caring...

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Summer Course Engages High Schoolers in Real-life Outbreak Scenario

Apr 22, 2016 / General News

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker will take local high school students on a free global science adventure, without leaving the Illinois campus. “Outbreak!” is an advanced four-week summer course that uses the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa to immerse rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the basic principles of public health and infectious disease...

Bryan Jones Jr

Get to Know Bryan Jones Jr.

Apr 21, 2016 / Get to Know

Bryan Jones Jr. is assistant facilities manager and has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for three years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Facilities maintenance and inventory management. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college? I started as a distribution clerk in 2013. It was...

RussT exam

Early Eye Care Lasts a Lifetime for Poodle

Apr 21, 2016 / Patient Stories

For RussT, a toy poodle in Galva, Ill., the eyes have it. In fact, amazingly, since he was in serious jeopardy of going blind as a puppy, his eyes have had the miracle of sight for more than a decade. RussT—named for his owner Krisann Smith’s late father, Russell T. Kelly—is believed to be the...

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Zoos Offer Students Exotic Animal Experience

Apr 13, 2016 / General News

Exotic animals in central Illinois are hard to come by, but thanks to nearby zoos, veterinary students at the University of Illinois can gain incredible field experience. The College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum offers an exotic animal rotation through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s zoological medicine service. With Dr. Kenneth Welle and Dr. Matt Allender, students...