July 2019

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 10) – Dr. Becky Smith shared tips for avoiding ticks as well as for removing them if they make their way onto two- or four-legged family members. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/ciliving-stories/ciliving/u-of-i-vet-medicine-protection-against-tick-bites

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Twin cats, Lucy and Violet, lay together.

Cat Fights Autoimmune Disease

July 29, 2019 / Patient Stories

Lucy arrived at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital severely anemic with a red-blood-cell count barely compatible with life. WIth a strong family behind her, a caring doctor before her, and the suuport of the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hopsital staff Lucy continues to push through to recovery.

[pigs in a barn]

New: Online Certificate Programs for Livestock Professionals

July 26, 2019 / General News

Stand Out from the Herd The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine announces two certificate programs for the livestock industry, in Livestock Systems Health and Livestock Business Operations. Both provide graduate-level credit for people…
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[architect's rending of new small animal surgery wing]

Strategic Moves Advance Veterinary Care

July 24, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August/September 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. We’re Here as a Resource for You If you’ve ever played the children’s logic puzzle called Rush Hour, you…
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Dr. Samantha Sander

Faculty Spotlight: Samantha Sander, DVM, DACZM

July 22, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background and interests. I received both my undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Illinois. I completed a small animal internship in Connecticut before returning to the University of Illinois…
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Wildlife Clinic Cares for Injured Snapping Turtle

July 22, 2019 / In the News

WAND-TV (July 22) – Clinical volunteers say that because these species are rare, it’s often difficult to determine what the best medicines are for each animal. “There’s very little research done on these species. A…
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Freshwater Turtle Fungus Studied

July 19, 2019 / In the News

Veterinary Practice News (July 17) – “Classifying the fungus is an important first step, and it allows us to answer some pretty big questions, like how it spreads and what role it plays in the…
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Snake Fungal Disease in Wisconsin

July 19, 2019 / In the News

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (July 18) – Dr. Matt Allender, a veterinarian, epidemiologist and director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab within the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, is helping the Wisconsin Department…
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Public Tours Poisonous Plant Garden

July 13, 2019 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (July 13) – “We’re not an aesthetic garden, as you can see. We’re not the most beautiful garden in town, but we like to think we’re the most educational garden in town,” said…
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Flat-faced Cats Needed for Funded Study

July 12, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; July 12) – Dr. Hadley Gleason described the funded study for a surgical intervention designed to help squishy faced cats breathe more easily. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving/solving-breathing-problems-flat-faced-cats-may-face/