July 2019

Mary Laws with her two dogs, Phillie and Henri

Dr. Mary Laws, pictured above with dogs Phillie (left) and Henri (right), began as a research coordinator in 2020. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I originally began working at the…
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Clinical Trial for Brachycephalic Cats

July 11, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Surgical Procedure May Aid Breathing Serious heart and lung disorders in brachycephalic dogs contribute to life-threatening disease. Despite suffering similar conformational deformities, brachycephalic cats such as Persian, Himalayan, and Exotic Shorthair cats remain largely unstudied…
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Members of the Cardiology Team

Using Cardiac Biomarkers in Dogs and Cats

July 11, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Biomarkers Aid Diagnosis of Cardiac Conditions Cardiac biomarkers are substances that are released into the blood when the heart is damaged or stressed. Measurements of these biomarkers are used to help support the diagnosis of…
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Alligator Discovered in Chicago Park Lagoon

July 11, 2019 / In the News

WDWS-AM (July 11) – Dr. Samantha Sander talked with Scott Beatty about alligators after it was reported that a 4-foot-long alligator, dubbed “Chance the Snapper,” was lurking in a lagoon in Humboldt Park.

Finding a Lump on a Pet

July 01, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 30) – Imagine petting your dog or cat and finding a lump, something you hadn’t noticed there before. According to Dr. Dana Connell, a third-year veterinary oncology resident at the University of Illinois Veterinary…
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