News-Gazette (March 17) – Dr. Tisha Harper, a veterinary surgeon who specializes in orthopedics and physical rehabilitation therapy, says platelet-rich plasma joins a host of treatment options — ranging from surgery to rehab to pain medications — for conditions such as osteoarthritis in dogs. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2019-03-18/pet-talk-new-treatment-approach-canine-arthritis.html
KTVA News (March ) – Dr. Sara Connolly, clinical assistant professor in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, was one of over 50 volunteer veterinarians from five different countries working the Iditarod this year. “We listen to heart and lungs. We can take temperatures,” she said. “We put our hands on the dogs and see how their...
Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill.; March14) – The community medicine program associated with shelter medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine provides care for pet owners who might not be able to get it otherwise. Animal shelter manager Julie Deters said she’s already seen how the community program has led to fewer...
News-Gazette (March 10) – Dr. Tina Wismer, the medical director for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has advised veterinarians and pet owners on the dangers of pets getting into human medications such as NSAIDs, acetaminophen and at-home chemotherapy. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2019-03-11/pet-talk-put-your-pills.html
WCIA-TV News (March 7) – A new program is helping low-income people take care of their pets. The UI is offering a community medicine program. They hope it will lower the number of animals taken to shelters because people can’t take care of them. https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/vet-program-helps-keep-pets-healthy/1833957019
WILL-AM The 21st Show (March 5) – Two Illinois scientists are hoping to make a difference for the Humboldt penguin native to Peru: Dr. Mike Adkesson, vice president of clinical medicine for the Chicago Zoological Society, which runs The Brookfield Zoo, and Dr. Jennifer Langan. a senior staff veterinarian at the Brookfield Zoo and a...
News-Gazette (March 3) – With the interest in reptiles as pets expanding, Dr. Sarah Reich, a veterinarian who sees wildlife and exotic pets at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, has some advice for current or prospective reptile owners. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2019-03-04/pet-talk-do-research-your-prospective-reptile.html
UI7-TV (March 1) – Volunteers from the Wildlife Medical Clinic introduced Hazel the Eastern box turtle and Thistle the American kestrel to the campus on the Good Morning Illini live TV show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYeiDggR-K8&list=UUNvaH1rL6_EBJsv0_6_FCTQ&index=7&t=0s
ciLiving (WCIA-TV; March 1) – Drs. Jonathan Stack and Gabi Wallace, both cardiology residents at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Lauren Phillips, a fourth-year veterinary student, told the story of Olive, a poodle puppy that had life-saving procedure for a heart birth defect. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving/the-perfect-love-story-for-one-lucky-pup-this-valentine-s-day/1820563401
Daily Illini (Feb. 25) – Professor Jodi Flaws and Katie Chiang, doctoral student in comparative biosciences, co-authored a study, have found that feeding mice doses of phthalates, found in plastics, decreases fertility in female mice for up to nine months afterward. https://dailyillini.com/news/2019/02/25/research-links-plasticizer-to-infertility/