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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Jun 15, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Juvenile Bald Eagle 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 ...

[Dogs race in the Copper Basin 300]

Alumni Provide Care for Annual Sled Dog Race

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

516 dogs were examined for the Copper Basin 300 Alumna Dr. Cristina (Nina) Hansen has been enjoying life in Alaska since graduating with the Illinois DVM Class of 2007. Immediately out of school, Dr. Hansen moved to Alaska and worked ...

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