Bobcat Gets Orthopedic Surgery

Dec 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 2) – A 6-month-old bobcat hit by a car last week is getting a chance for a full recovery and life back out in the wild, thanks to rescuers in Indiana and medical caregivers at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Also on WCIA-TV News (Dec. 2): *WISH-TV (Indianapolis, Ind.;...

House Soiling in Dogs

Dec 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 29) – According to Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinary behaviorist at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, house soiling in dogs could arise from either a behavioral or a medical problem.

Puppy Recovers from Brain Surgery

Nov 21, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 21) – A five-month-old border collie from Wisconsin is ready to be taken home after undergoing a rare brain surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital to correct a congenital defect called meningoencephalocele, according to UI veterinary neurologist Dr. Devon Hague.

Maintaining Bird Feeders and Baths

Nov 16, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 15) – Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, a veterinary intern at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, recommends basing your choice of seeds on the types of animals you hope to attract. “Use thistle seeds to appeal to small birds, such as pine siskins or small finches; millet seeds for ground feeders, such as...

3-D Cow App to Teach Anatomy

Nov 12, 2015 / In the News

Fox Illinois 55/27 News (Nov. 12) – Janet Sinn-Hanlon and Alan Craig both worked on developing an app that displays a 3-D cow known as Desktop Bessie for use in teaching anatomy to veterinary students. “So to be able to take them from a cat scan or a MRI and be able to turn them...

Pets and Wildlife Encounters

Nov 11, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 11) – Wildlife intern Dr. Nichole Rosenhagen and veterinary student Ruth Sheppard talked about the significant detrimental results that often occur when wildlife and domestic animals interact. Facts Domestic animal bites are among the leading cause of injury to wild animals Many outdoor cats display hunting behaviors naturally, even when not hungry...

Freshwater Fish for Beginning Aquarists

Nov 8, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 8) – Dr. Caryn Poll, a senior staff veterinarian at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, recently offered advice on pet fish health and husbandry for newcomers to the hobby.

Clinical Trial Seeks Cats and Dogs with Sarcoma

Nov 6, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 6) – Dr. Laura Selmic, a boarded veterinary oncologic surgeon, described a new clinical trial that will evaluate a new imaging approach called optical coherence tomography to improve accuracy of surgical treatment of cancer.

Road Race for Animals Raises Funds

Oct 26, 2015 / In the News

Daily Illini (Oct. 26) – Omega Tau Sigma, the University’s veterinary fraternity, held their twenty-second Road Race for Animals on Sunday, which was followed by a reception for runners both human and animal.