December 2020

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Sept. 26) – University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine I-Learning Center Director Dr. James Lowe said his opinion is that the matter is largely political, since the ivermectin trend is largely occurring in…
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COVID-19 and Mink Farming

December 29, 2020 / In the News

New York Times (Dec. 23) – Big is not always worse, however, according to William E. Sander, a veterinarian and public health specialist at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at…
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[Dr. Karisa Tang]

Dr. Karisa Tang Joins Shedd Aquarium Health Team

December 23, 2020 / Alumni News

From Seahorses to Sea Lions [row][column size=”6″] Shedd Aquarium’s A. Watson Armour III Center for Animal Health and Welfare recently announced the addition of Karisa Tang, DVM, MS, DACZM, to its team of animal care…
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Alex Gochenauer demonstrates the proper PPE for the chemo preparation

Pharmacist’s Corner: OTC Toxicities

December 22, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

There are currently more than 100,000 cases per year of pet poisoning in the United States. Human over-the-counter (OTC) medications are the most common cause, ac­cording to the ASPCA. Proper counseling and client education can…
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Dr. Tisha Harper with dog

Clinical Trial for Pain Control in TPLO Surgery

December 22, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tisha Harper and surgery resident Dr. Kyle Chu are seeking dogs for a clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of epidural injection to that of peri-articular infiltration of a long-acting local anesthetic…
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Dr. Meghan Fick

Faculty Spotlight: Meghan Fick, DVM, MS, DACVECC

December 22, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I was born and raised in Iowa and attended Iowa State University for my bachelor’s and DVM degrees. I stayed around for a year and completed a master’s degree in…
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Tiered System of ER Service During COVID Spike

December 22, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

To Our Referring Veterinarians: In response to the spike in community COVID-19 cases and the quarantine of hospital employees with potential exposure, the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital has implemented a tiered system (described…
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Extension Grant for Tickborne Disease Study

December 21, 2020 / In the News

AgriNews (Dec. 19) – “Increasing Knowledge of Human Tickborne Diseases among Farmers and Extension Officers in Illinois” is one of 17 projects to receive funding through the 2020 Extension Collaboration Grants. Its principal investigator is…
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Safety Tips for Pet Owners Over the Holidays

December 18, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 18) – Dr. Caroline Tonozzi, a boarded specialist in small animal emergency and critical care, heads the ER/ICU service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She offered tips to keep…
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