June 2022

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 11) – Jacob Dalen, a veterinary student and wildlife ambassador care coordinator, and Sydney Oliveira, the program coordinator for the Wildlife Medical Clinic, offer information on what to do if you find…
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Bearded Dragon Brain Mapped by Researchers

June 28, 2022 / In the News

Mirage News (June 28) – Interdisciplinary researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the College of Veterinary Medicine performed MRI scans on bearded dragons to generate a first-of-its-kind brain atlas: a…
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One-Year-Old Donkey Gets Birthday Party

June 23, 2022 / In the News

Newport (Vt.) Dispatch (June 22) – A rare Beaudon du Poiteau donkey named Hamilton who lives in Brownington is about to celebrate his first birthday. Hamilton’s mother, Quiche, lives at Arnold’s Rescue Center and his…
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Rise in Ticks and Tick-borne Disease

June 21, 2022 / In the News

Farm Week (June 21) – Ticks are changing due to changes in climate, according to researchers. Since 2006, the U.S. has experienced a 10-fold increase in tick-borne illnesses, said Rebecca Smith, associate professor of epidemiology…
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Fungal Disease Hits Blanding’s Turtles, Other Species

June 21, 2022 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (June 21) – Though disease-causing agents like fungi and viruses normally appear in the environment, “more fungal diseases recently have been showing up in wildlife,” said Matt Allender, director of the wildlife epidemiology…
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Dunphys’ Estate Gift: ‘Giving for the Future’

June 14, 2022 / Alumni News

Animals cannot tell their doctors where it hurts or whether they’re taking their medicines. That makes effective communication between animal owners and veterinarians so crucial. Recognizing the importance of effective communication skills, Dr. Clyde Dunphy…
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Saving an Endangered Breed of Donkey

June 09, 2022 / In the News

Chicago City Wire (June 9) – We’re here today with veterinarian and Ph.D. student Dr. Giorgia Podico to observe these exotic animals and check on their reproductive status. Podico is part of a team that…
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Tick-borne Disease on the Rise

June 07, 2022 / In the News

Health Day (June 7) – Climate change has increased the range of ticks seen in the United States: The nation has seen a 10-fold increase in the number of tick-borne diseases since 2006, according to…
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New Clinical Trial Seeks Dogs with Heart Disease

June 03, 2022 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 3) – Dr. Sumana Prabhakar, a veterinary cardiology resident at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is spearheading a clinical trial for dogs that have dilated cardiomyopathy, which is a condition…
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Shortage of Veterinarians Noticed in Springfield

June 03, 2022 / In the News

Illinois Times (June 2) – Dr. Larry Firkins, professor and associate dean for public engagement at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed that there is a lack of supply to meet demand…
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