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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,...

Get to Know Jaime Landolfi

Jan 25, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Jaime Landolfi, clinical assistant professor with the Zoological Pathology Program (ZPP) in the diagnostics services division of veterinary clinical medicine, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 14 years.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Diagnostician and instructor in anatomic pathology of zoo and wildlife...

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,...