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Kate Irwin

Counselor’s Message to Students: It’s OK to Ask for Help

Feb 20, 2018 / General News

From challenging course loads to emotional stress related to pet euthanasia, veterinary medicine students can face a tough time during school. Kate Irwin, College of Veterinary Medicine’s first licensed clinical therapist (LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker), invites students to seek her out as a resource during their times of difficulty. “I started in February 2017,...

Get to Know Sue Schantz

Feb 12, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Susan L. Schantz, professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 22 years and served as the interim department head last year.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Research, teaching, graduate student training. What is your favorite part of...

Get to Know Keith Jarosinski

Feb 12, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Keith Jarosinski, assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since August 2016.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Research and teaching of viruses. What is your favorite part of your job? Passing my knowledge onto students. Complete this sentence: My...

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Third Bird with Lead Poisoning Arrives at Wildlife Clinic

Feb 8, 2018 / General News

Third Bald Eagle Patient Dead from Lead Poisoning Update at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9: Dr. Reich reported that the eagle died this morning. In speaking with local media about the “unfortunate coincidence” of seeing three bald eagles that had lead poisoning within a short period, Dr. Reich noted that the birds had been...

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Hands-On Rotation Helps Classroom Material Stick

Feb 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

As a second-year veterinary student, it is a nice change to be back on rotations. After many quarters spent in the classroom, the learning style in the clinics helps to break up the material. This week, I was on wildlife and exotic animal medicine and surgery (WEAMS) rotation. I really enjoyed this rotation because I...

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Four Ways to Decrease Your Horse’s Risk of Impaction Colic

Feb 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

The winter season can be a magical time, but that may not hold true in the life of a horse. As the season transitions into winter, horses may be at an increased risk of developing impaction colic. This article will take you through why impaction colic occurs, and ways to decrease your horse’s risk in...

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Provide Resources for Cats: Pillar 2 of a Healthy Environment

Feb 6, 2018 / Behavior

Spread out Resources to Add Variety, Maintain Cats’ Relationships See Dr. Ballatyne’s overview of all five pillars. The second pillar of providing a healthy environment for your cat is: Provide your cat with the resources he needs and spread them out! Key resources for cats include food and water, litter boxes, scratching posts, and those...

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Wildlife Clinic Seeks Support for Snowy Owl, Bald Eagle Patients

Feb 1, 2018 / General News

Clinic Relies on Donations to Pay for Patient Care Clinic managers are hoping the public can help with monetary contributions toward the cost of care for these animals. Snowy Owl Update on Feb. 4: The snowy owl died on Feb. 3. She was briefly put under anesthesia last night to reassess and re-bandage her wing...

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Shelter Medicine Program to Expand with Grant from Vaughan Trust

Jan 31, 2018 / General News

A generous grant from the Sally Lorraine Sedlak Vaughan Irrevocable Charitable Trust, a charity based in Springfield, Ill., was recently awarded to the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois, allowing for further outreach in underserved communities throughout central Illinois. The grant will total more than $500,000 over a three-year period. Headed by Dr. G. Robert Weedon,...