June 2020

Kristina Slaby with her dog, Jax.

Kristina Slaby, pictured with dog Jax, is the practice coordinator at Midwest Equine at Illinois. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I started in May 2022 as a veterinary assistant for…
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Preventive Health Care in the ‘Stinky Weasel’

June 09, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Whether you call them “stinky weasels” or “tube cats,” providing an in-depth ferret wellness plan is good for your patients’ health and for your business. The vast majority of companion ferrets in the U.S. are…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: Finding High-Quality Nutraceuticals

June 09, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Whether you call them nutraceuticals, supple­ments, or something else, you probably rely on these supportive products for treatment at times. Nutraceuticals are not FDA-approved. They are not considered drugs, and the labeling is not allowed…
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Ferrets and Coronavirus

June 09, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Maybe you have heard that ferrets can be infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)? This can be frightening information, if you treat these stinky weasels. Get the facts and learn how we see ferrets during…
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Mosquito-borne Disease Study

June 08, 2020 / In the News

Chicago Sun-Times (June 7) – Researchers at a University of Illinois institute are studying how the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito has spread in the state over three decades. Rebecca Smith, a professor of pathobiology, said…
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Veterinary Student 2020 Successes

June 04, 2020 / In the News

Daily Herald (May 29) – David Liss, son of Mr. Ken and Mrs. Sheri Liss of Mundelein, Ill., graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree…
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