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Shelter Medicine Program Launches Effort to Spay/Neuter 500 Cats

Sep 20, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 8) – The program is using a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to cover costs to vaccinate, microchip and spay or neuter 500 feral cats, with the first 150 cats scheduled for today mostly coming from area shelters and animal-control programs. According to Dr. Loukia Agapis, head of the UI College of...

Tick Surveillance Program in Illinois

Sep 17, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 14) – Dr. Lee Ann Lyons gave an update in the i-TICK surveillance program she has been managing throughout 2018. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving/i-tick-study-conducted-with-university-of-illinois/1444795313

Wildlife Clinic Introduces Resident Opossum

Sep 14, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 12) – Meet Delphine, an opossum that is unreleasable to the wild because it was habituated to humans. Delphine from the Wildlife Clinic at the U of I comes to visit! We're learning about a furry resident at the Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois as well as details on their upcoming open...

Divergent Thinking about Cat House Soiling Needed

Sep 10, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 9) – The first annual University of Illinois Veterinary Hackathon, coming on Wednesday, Oct. 10, will bring together dozens of divergent viewpoints to “hack” the intransigent problem of cats going outside the box. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-09-10/pet-talk-thinking-inside-the-box.html

Mechanics Behind Viral Infections

Sep 5, 2018 / In the News

UPI (Sept. 4) – “I found for the first time that the mechanics of how DNA is packaged inside a virus determine the course of infection,” said Alex Evilevitch, professor of pathobiology at the University of Illinois. https://www.upi.com/Virus-potency-depends-on-the-shape-of-its-DNA/9941536075763/

New Treatment for Cat Cancer Explored

Sep 4, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Sept. 2) – Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell, who has recently completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, has been investigating one treatment option for feline injection site sarcoma during her three years at Illinois. https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-new-technique-studied-for-treating-cancer-in-cats/article_19ed1748-6063-5076-8689-811bbacab69f.html

Illinois Graduate Students Win Phi Zeta

Sep 1, 2018 / In the News

JAVMA (Sept. 1) – Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented awards to authors of two research manuscripts among submissions from the Phi Zeta chapters at 30 U.S. and two Caribbean veterinary colleges. The basic sciences award went to Dr. Jamie Stewart (Illinois ’13) and the clinical sciences award was presented...

Caring for Cats Year-round

Aug 28, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 26) – “Annual examinations are essential to feline health,” said Debbie Stratton, a student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and president of the college’s student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. “The annual physical exam provides screening for diseases that may otherwise go unnoticed. When disease is...

Signs of Poisoning in Pets

Aug 22, 2018 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Aug. 22) – Dr. Caroline Tonozzi, a clinical assistant professor in the Veterinary Clinical Medicine Department at the University of Illinois, says if a family pet is poisoned, the owners have to act quickly. https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/family-warns-others-after-dog-is-poisoned/1389744264

New Dog Flu

Aug 18, 2018 / In the News

Journal-Gazette/Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill.; Aug. 18) – Dr. Drew Sullivan, director of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois, a Chicago-based veterinary clinic operated by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, was on the front lines of the initial outbreak of a new strain of canine influenza that first appeared in the United States...