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Faculty Spotlight: Heidi Phillips, VMD, DACVS-SA

Apr 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

A member of the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty since fall 2012, Dr. Heidi Phillips is a board-certified small animal surgeon with a passion for treating canine and feline surgical diseases. She is trained in transplantation, microvascular surgery and microsurgery. Her training in special cases of urinary tract surgery allows her to offer a wide...

Surgeons fix congenital abnormality in a puppy; surgical correction

Surgical Correction of Congenital Vessel Abnormalities

Apr 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

By Laura Selmic, BVetMed (Hons), MRCVS, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology A 13-week-old, mixed-breed puppy named Kim recently presented to the Soft Tissue Surgery Service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with the main complaint of persistent regurgitation after eating. Radiographs showed Kim had dilation of her esophagus to the level of the heart...

[Fred Kummerow in lab]

‘Bad Cholesterol’ Indicates an Amino Acid Deficiency, Researcher Says

Feb 25, 2014 / General News

 Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad cholesterol” that doctors consider a sign of potential heart disease, is merely a marker of a diet lacking all of the essential amino acids, says University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, 99, a longtime opponent of the medical establishment’s war on cholesterol.While writing about the causes of heart disease for...

John Herrmann Earns AAVMC Melcher Public Policy Award

Feb 17, 2014 / General News

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that Dr. John A. Herrmann, from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the 2014 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Herrmann directs the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ralph Hamor

Feb 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

Last summer marked the 20-year milestone for Dr. Ralph Hamor’s faculty role at the Illinois veterinary college. He has taught nearly 2,000 veterinary students about eyes, professionalism, and kindness. Through referrals, consultations, publications, and presentations, he has helped to educate thousands of practitioners. What is your favorite thing about being a veterinary ophthalmologist? Variety. I...

Veterinary ophthalmologist Ralph Hamor examines the eye of a black dog for glaucoma.

Clinical Considerations with Glaucoma

Feb 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

By Ralph Hamor, DVM, MS, DACVO Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in middle-aged dogs. For this reason, glaucoma should be on your list of differentials for any animal with red or watery eyes, especially for breeds that are predisposed to glaucoma, such as basset hounds, chow chows, cocker spaniels, fox terriers, Jack Russell...

Veterinary Acupuncture Course in Beijing, China

Jan 13, 2014 / Student Blogs

June 3, 2013: Becky Wissel and Jessica Chapman, University of Illinois was our first day of the acupuncture course at China Agricultural University.  We were met by 3 university students who graciously escorted us on the bus route to the campus.  On our way through campus to our classroom, we got to walk through the...

VIDA Spay and Neuter Study Abroad Trip to Nicaragua

Jan 13, 2014 / Student Blogs

May 19, 2013: Lauren Kmieciak Our morning started around 6:30 and we had breakfast at 7:00 at the hotel, and man did they spoil us. This was nothing like the continental breakfasts that I am used to from the States. There were several fresh fruits to choose from, real scrambled eggs, rice and beans (of...

Tanzania Study Abroad Trip 2013

Jan 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

Sunday, June 7, 2013: Kelli Kant After a four-hour drive from Dar Es Salaam over bumpy gravel- paved roads, a troupe of tired veterinary students and veterinarians arrived in Morogoro. After unpacking and washing up, we went down to the restaurant to meet Professor Muhairwa. He was our contact person from Sokoine University of Agriculture’s...