March 2018

Chicago Sun-Times (July 17) – Three piping plover chicks died in a span of five days last week. The causes of their deaths haven’t been determined, but wildlife experts are exploring the ways the chicks…
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Alumni Share Career Advice with Students

March 28, 2018 / Student Blogs

Before spring break, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine hosted an alumni panel lunch lecture titled “Career Conversations with Alumni.” The panel featured Dr. Kristen Hicks (Owner of Diamond H Veterinary Services), Dr….
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Street Nails: An Equine Emergency

March 28, 2018 / Student Blogs

Imagine your horse coming in from the field toe-touching lame, just hours after you turned him out, perfectly sound. You do not see any wounds on the limb, but there is a mild amount of…
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[Tucker Tallering]

From Phobic to Functioning: One Dog’s Stormy Story

March 19, 2018 / Patient Stories

Pets’ behavioral conditions affect the whole family Dr. Kathy Tallering remembers the exact moment it began. The Chicago pediatrician was taking her then-four-year-old Portuguese water dog, Tucker, for a walk in their Lincoln Park neighborhood…
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[crated dogs await their travel]

Pugs (and Other Pups) on Planes

March 14, 2018 / General News

Tips to Keep Pets Safe at 20,000 ft “Where’s the grass around here? Why am I in this carrier? Why are my ears popping at high altitudes?” If you think flying is stressful for people,…
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Winter Olympics Spur Influx of South Korean Dogs

March 13, 2018 / General News

Recent reports from the media have documented the growing number of dogs imported to the United States from South Korea after the Olympics. Veterinarians need to be asking themselves: What might these animals be bringing…
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Students Organize First Vet Med Career Fair

March 13, 2018 / Student Blogs

This past weekend was the inaugural University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Career Fair. Rachel Berger (second-year veterinary student), Dr. Jeffrey Mills (Central Illinois Medical Director for Banfield Pet Hospital), and I recognized a…
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