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Graduation Announcements for Class of 2016

May 17, 2016 / In the News

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill.; May 20) – Autumn Gillespie, daughter of Bradford Gillespie and Penny Gillespie of Neoga, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 13. http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/announcements/school-honors/article_4315109e-e4f5-57f9-81ee-6c220058ac57.html Shelbyville Daily Union (May 17) – Chelsea Ballinger, daughter of Mr. Keith Ballinger and...

Illinois Student Leads National Veterinary Student Organization

May 15, 2016 / In the News

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (May 15) – Matt Holland (Illinois ’17) recently became the 2016-2017 Student AVMA president at the Student AVMA Symposium (see story). And he has his sights set on creating a big change in the profession. https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/160515d.aspx

Criticalist Recalls First Job

May 15, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 15) – Dr. Maureen McMichael recalls her first job in an emergency and critical care residency at Tufts: “The residency lasted three years and I was paid approximately $20,000 per year to work approximately 112 hours per week, which comes to about $3.43 per hour.” http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-05-15/big-10-jeff-dalessio-may-15-2016.html

Toxicologist Comments on Lead in Illinois Drinking Water

May 13, 2016 / In the News

Progress Illinois (May 13) – Susan Schantz, a professor of comparative biosciences, said that prior to the Flint water crisis, the issue of lead in drinking water mostly flew under the radar. “I think that Flint was kind of a wake up call for all of us,” she said. “For a long time in the past, we...

Don’t Pick Up Wildlife Babies

May 11, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (May 11) – Dr. Julia Whittington with the U of I Wildlife Medical Clinic explains what you should if you encounter a wild baby animal. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/dont-pick-up-wild-baby-animals

Handling Destructive Behaviors of Dogs and Cats

May 8, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 8) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist who practices at Veterinary Behavior at Illinois, a Chicago-based service of the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, says that chewing for dogs and scratching for cats are behaviors that we should expect from our four-legged friends. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-05-08/pet-talk-chewing-and-scratching.html

How to Clean Your Pet’s Ears

May 6, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (May 6) – Dr. Jason Pieper with the U of I Veterinary Teaching Hospital talked about ear infections and the dos and don’ts of ear cleaning. [no web link available]

Surgery to Repair Bald Eagle’s Fracture

May 4, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 4) – If the surgery goes well, the eagle’s chances for flight and decades more of life back in the wild look promising, according to Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, a UI veterinary intern. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-05-04/ui-vet-hospital-will-treat-bald-eagle-injured-gunshot.html Also in WAND-TV News (May 4) http://www.wandtv.com/story/31895120/bald-eagle-receiving-reconstructive-surgery WCIA-TV News (May 4) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/eagle-needs-surgery-for-suspected-gunshot-wound St. Louis Post-Dispatch (May 5) http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/illinois-eagle-hit-by-gunshot-might-fly-again-after-surgery/article_6c4ef7b6-397f-50a9-8e8b-89522059f0b9.html WQAD (Moline,...

Police Seek Tips on 1988 Murder of Veterinary Student

May 2, 2016 / In the News

WAND-TV (April 29) – A Facebook page has been created by the Urbana Police Department in remembrance of Maria Caleel, who was an Illinois veterinary student at the time of her death. For the past 28 years Urbana detectives have been searching for her killer. http://www.wandtv.com/story/31852501/urbana-police-create-facebook-page-for-1988-cold-case Also in: WDWS-AM podcast (May 2) http://www.news-gazette.com/audio/2016-05-02/podcast-urbana-police-update-caleel-case.html News-Gazette (May...