November 2021

Dr. Kate Varela (third from left in front) investigated a polio outbreak in Ghana.

When Kate Varela started her veterinary studies in 2008, she knew she wasn’t seeking a traditional career as a clinician. “After working in Washington, D.C., for two years between undergrad and vet school, I had…
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[drs wittrup, fan, and kaufman, melanoma trial researchers]

Academic, Industry Partners Move Toward Human Trials By Susan McKenna Dr. Timothy Fan, veterinary oncologist and professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a Program Leader for the Cancer Center at…
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Meet Patty the Wildlife Ambassador

November 11, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (Nov. 10) – Dr. Samantha Sander, director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic, introduced viewers to the newest ambassador for the clinic, Patty the opossum. Patty was habituated to humans when she was brought to…
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Mental Health Benefits of Pets

November 11, 2021 / In the News

Lifestyles of Kankakee County (Oct./Nov. issue) – Dr. Will Sander says studies show that pet ownership confers different benefits for children and for older adults. https://www.flipsnack.com/dailyjournalkankakee/lifestyles-october-2021.html (pp. 30-32)

Cytology of Lumps and Bumps: The Common Stuff

November 10, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Cutaneous masses—probably the most common structures aspirated cytologi­cally—generally arise from one of three processes: inflammation, cysts, and neoplasia. Fine-needle aspiration with cytology can help you determine what should be done next to attain a more…
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[Dr. Cari Vanderpool]

Vanderpool Named Interim Research Dean

November 10, 2021 / General News

Dr. Cari Vanderpool recently took on the role of interim associate dean for research and advanced studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She will divide her time between this position and her ongoing commitments…
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What Is a Veterinary Epidemiologist?

November 09, 2021 / In the News

The Paw Report (Nov. 7) – Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, explains that epidemiologists are “disease detectives” and describes how they play a role in…
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Anesthesia for Big Cats

November 05, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 4) – Dr. Nicole Trenholme, who recently joined the veterinary college’s anesthesia faculty, led a group of veterinary residents, vet techs, and vet students to assist with the anesthesia for several big…
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Chiropractic in Animals

November 05, 2021 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Nov. 1) – Dr. Catherine Foreman, a veterinarian at Midwest Equine practice near Farmer City, Ill., talks about what she does as an animal chiropractor.