May 2021

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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Accreditation Visit a Virtual Success

May 21, 2021 / Message from the Dean

Every seven years, veterinary colleges accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association go through a very comprehensive review process that involves a site visit from outside evaluators appointed by the Council on Education (COE). It’s…
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Headed in the Right Direction

May 20, 2021 / Message from the Dean

Speakers at our 2021 graduation ceremony conveyed their incredible pride in these graduates. They are ready for any challenge.

Inherited Ocular Diseases: Using CAER Exams to Show We Care

May 11, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

The Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) examination, carried out by board-certified veterinary ophthal­mologists to screen dogs for inherited eye problems, is an important tool for preventing ophthalmic disease. Just as you may recommend prospective breed­ing…
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Faculty Spotlight: Audrey Billhymer, DVM, DACVR

May 11, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Audrey Billhymer is a clinical assistant professor in diagnostic imaging. Tell us about your background. Dr. Audrey Billhymer is a clinical assistant professor in diagnostic imaging. I am originally from the suburbs of…
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Yorkshire with erythema and hyperpigmentation.

Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Update on Treatment Options

May 11, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: A Yorkshire Terrier with erythema (skin inflammation) and hyperpigmentation due to atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common cutaneous inflammatory and pruritic diseases in dogs. The treatment options have been expanding…
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Faculty Spotlight: Audrey Billhymer, DVM, DACVR

May 11, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am originally from the suburbs of Chicago (Schaumburg), and I went to undergrad at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, St. Olaf College. I actually majored in English…
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Dr. Qiao Wins Toxicology Research Award

May 09, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Dr. Joe (Huanyu) Qiao, an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, has won the Early Career Toxicologist Award from the Midwest regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology. The award, which honors an…
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Dr. Allender Leads Study of Ornate Box Turtles

May 07, 2021 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (May 7) – “The loss of even a single species, even a population of that species, has immeasurable negative impacts on the environment that the rest of us live in,” said Matt Allender,…
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