Patient Stories

[sophie looking beautiful in long green grass]

Gift to Hospital Honors Dog Animal owners are often moved to make a generous gift in gratitude for the lifesaving care delivered at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift Karen Gupta…
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Ayden

Long-Term Patient Gets Going-Away Party

June 07, 2016 / Patient Stories

Clay Johnson says of his 14-year-old Siberian Husky, Ayden, “With his life story, you could write a book on this dog.” It would be a tale of survival. Ayden was “rescued” by the Johnsons at…
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[digital image on screen and printed bone models in front]

Rapid Prototyping Lends a Hand in Eagle Surgery

May 27, 2016 / General News

A complicated orthopedic surgery performed recently at the College of Veterinary Medicine received assistance from the College of Engineering at the opposite end of the University of Illinois campus. On May 5, a young bald…
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Samantha and Ava

Second Opinion Saves Ava’s Life

May 19, 2016 / Patient Stories

Samantha Zindars was upset about her dog Ava’s diagnosis of osteosarcoma. Ava, a 7-year-old Belgian malinois-German shepherd mix, was lethargic and in pain for many months prior to her diagnosis. Osteosarcoma, a common bone tumor, was…
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[Bear, a patient at the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital]

Abused Dog Recovering at Veterinary Hospital

May 10, 2016 / General News

Update on Tuesday, May 10 – Critical care specialists at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are delighted that Bear is healthy enough to be released to a new forever home. One the doctors shared: “His hypothyroidism…
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Lexi

Cardiologist Removes 33 Heartworms from Beagle Mix

May 09, 2016 / Patient Stories

Lexi Goldstein, a two-year-old beagle-rat terrier mix from Elk Grove Village, Ill., is believed to be a record holder at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. However, it’s a record no dog wants to…
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RussT exam

Early Eye Care Lasts a Lifetime for Poodle

April 21, 2016 / Patient Stories

For RussT, a toy poodle in Galva, Ill., the eyes have it. In fact, amazingly, since he was in serious jeopardy of going blind as a puppy, his eyes have had the miracle of sight…
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Payton in tank in 2015

Water Therapy Restores Payton’s Pace

April 13, 2016 / Patient Stories

Wednesdays at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are affectionately known as “Golden Wednesdays.” “We have three to four golden retrievers that come in for therapy that day,” explains Kim Knap, a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and…
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CCI dog Honest

Students Bond over CCI Dog

March 28, 2016 / Patient Stories

It was a small world for Caitlin Bottcher when she took her Canine Companion for Independence (CCI) dog, Honest, to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She was surprised to find out that veterinary…
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vet wrap

Vet Tech Takes Bandages to Artistic Level

November 10, 2015 / Patient Stories

When a dog, who previously had two of his toes removed, came in for a bandage change just before Halloween, veterinary technician Michelle Jaeger knew exactly what she wanted to design on the bandage around his…
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