June 2024

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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A team of students and volunteers with Dr. Laura Frazier at a community medicine care site

Community Medicine: Pet Care Oasis on Wheels

June 28, 2024 / Giving Stories

Deserts in the Prairie State? Yes, according to Dr. Laura Frazier, who leads the community medicine program at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She says there are many “veterinary deserts”—areas where pet owners do not…
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Dr. Gochenauer Elected Leader of Pharmacy Organization

June 21, 2024 / In the News

American College of Veterinary Pharmacists website (June 5) – In a news release announcing newly elected board members, Dr. Alexandra Gochenauer, pharmacist in charge at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital who is vice…
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veterinary students Naomi Esquivel and Melanie Narvaez

Students, ISVMA Put Diversity into Action

June 18, 2024 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Two students in our DVM Class of 2025 received highly competitive scholarships from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) this year….
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Veterinary Epidemiologist Talks Ticks

June 10, 2024 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 10) – Dr. Becky Smith shared tips for avoiding ticks as well as for removing them if they make their way onto two- or four-legged family members. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/ciliving-stories/ciliving/u-of-i-vet-medicine-protection-against-tick-bites

Helping “Orphaned” Wildlife

June 07, 2024 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Champaign, Illinois; April 30) – “It’s always good to make sure that they are getting the appropriate care that they need,” said Tyson Jenkins from the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. “For…
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Get to Know Shaun Guernsey

June 06, 2024 / Get to Know

Shaun Guernsey, Help Desk Coordinator at the College of Veterinary Medicine, began working at the college in fall of 2021. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?My journey with veterinary medicine…
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a bunny held on an exam table by a veterinarian

Rabbit GI Stasis

June 04, 2024 / Practitioner Updates

Rabbit Gastrointestinal Stasis Syndrome Key Rabbit Anatomy/Physiology Presenting Complaint/Clinical Signs Causes A. Psychosomatic B. Pathologic – Secondary to any disease Triage Examination When to Recommend Diagnostics Diagnostic Work-up Radiographic Diagnosis of Obstruction (Refer to image…
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