June 2023

News-Gazette (April 6) – Dr. Pamela Wilkins, a veterinarian the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who is board-certified in large-animal internal medicine and in veterinary emergency and critical care, has written textbooks and…
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Recent Posts



Dave and Laurie Sharar with their rescue cats

A Desire to Help Helpless Beings

June 29, 2023 / Giving Stories

Laurie Wiechert-Sharar has always felt a special bond with animals. She not only values their important role in the ecosystem, but also marvels at their beauty and majesty. That’s why she’s so appreciative of the…
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Diagnostics Using Rectal Cytopathology

June 27, 2023 / In the News

DVM 360 (June 26) – In a normal fecal smear, there should be none or rare nucleated cells seen, but digesta and “a mixed population of bacteria should be present,” according to Anne Barger, DVM,…
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Clarissa Leman

Get to Know Clarissa Leman

June 21, 2023 / Get to Know

Clarissa Leman, Assistant Director of the iLearning Center, joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2022. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in…
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Estrogen and Circadian Rhythms

June 20, 2023 / In the News

PNAS (June 16) – Megan Mahoney, a professor of neuroscience at Illinois, comments on a recent study suggesting that low estrogen levels may exacerbate the consequences of prolonged nighttime light exposure by disrupting the circadian…
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Dr. Jodi Flaws with students Justin Huff and Adira Safar

Three in Flaws Laboratory Earn Recognition

June 16, 2023 / Comparative Biosciences News

Dr. Jodi Flaws, professor of comparative biosciences, and two students who work in her laboratory recently received professional honors. The recognition came in the form of awards for Dr. Flaws and undergraduate student Adira Safar…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: Treating Severe Hypotension and Shock

June 13, 2023 / Practitioner Updates

Aggressive fluid resuscitation is part of the treatment for distributive shock. Distributive shock is where blood flow is moved away from the central circulation due to peripheral vasodilation. If the animal is still experiencing hypotension…
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Cockatiel with Gout

Let’s Shout about Gout

June 13, 2023 / Practitioner Updates

Gout tophi deforming the foot of an advanced age male cockatiel. Mass aspiration can be performed to identify the swelling’s cause. Gout isn’t just a disease of medieval royalty; many reptile and avian patients are…
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Faculty Spotlight: Tannis Lochhead, DVM

June 13, 2023 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Tannis Lochhead is a lecturer in the radiology service. Tell us about your background. I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, spending as much time around horses as possible. My passion for animals started from…
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