March 2023

Pork magazine (May 17) – Although the lessons learned are different for each stakeholder group, Yvette Johnson-Walker, DVM, and senior lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois College of…
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Mary Laws with her two dogs, Phillie and Henri

Get to Know Mary Laws

March 29, 2023 / Get to Know

Dr. Mary Laws, pictured above with dogs Phillie (left) and Henri (right), began as a research coordinator in 2020. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I originally began working at the…
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Brix poses on a bed after her sight was restored

Grateful for Restored Sight

March 28, 2023 / Giving Stories

Recently, our hospital’s ophthalmology service received a donation from the grateful family of Brix, a patient that received cataract surgery. Below are comments made by Brix’s family and by Dr. Todd Marlo, the boarded veterinary…
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Shortage of Veterinarians in Rural Illinois

March 27, 2023 / In the News

Jacksonville Journal-Courier (Jacksonville, Ill., March 26) – The number of veterinarians practicing in rural areas is declining at the same time veterinary schools are turning out more graduates than ever. “It’s a geography problem,” says…
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Dr. Alex Gochenauer and dog, Loki

Get to Know Alex Gochenauer

March 22, 2023 / Get to Know

Dr. Alex Gochenauer pictured above with dog, Loki, began working as the clinical staff pharmacist in June 2020. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I started working at the College of…
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French Bulldogs Popular, Problematic

March 16, 2023 / In the News

Forbes (Jersey City, N.J.; March 15) – In an article about the French bulldog usurping the Labrador retriever as the most popular dog breed in the U.S., it was noted that French bulldogs suffer from…
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Cataract Surgery for Dogs

March 14, 2023 / In the News

Forbes Advisor (March 13) – According to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine “dog breeds that are predisposed to cataracts include cocker spaniels, poodles, Boston terriers, schnauzers, Labrador retrievers, and Shih-Tzus, among others….
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Protect Wildlife Babies in Your Yard

March 10, 2023 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; March 8) – Dr. Danielle Lang and Sydney Olivera, from the Wildlife Medical Clinic, offer tips on how to keep baby bunnies, birds, and more safe from hazards this spring.