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Hackathon: Thinking Outside the Box about Feline House Soiling

Sep 9, 2018 / Alumni News

$2500 Prize for Best Team Proposal The first annual University of Illinois Veterinary Hackathon, coming on Wednesday, October 10, will bring together dozens of divergent viewpoints to “hack” the intransigent problem of cats going outside the box. “Veterinarians are brilliant people,” says Dr. Aaron Smiley, chief of staff at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic in Anderson, Ind....

Sessions at Fall Conference Go into Depth on Ultrasounds

Aug 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Sharon S. Wagner Dr. Sharon Wagner, DVM, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, an onsite ultrasound specialist, will be leading two workshops for 2018 Fall Conference: “Ultrasound Anatomy: Normal & Abnormal Findings” and “Physics, Transducers, and Knobology: Understanding Ultrasound.”  Dr. Wagner has a degree in engineering physics and worked for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the...

Sessions at Fall Conference Go into Depth on Shelter Medicine

Aug 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Philip Bushby Dr. Philip Bushby, DVM ’72, is a board-certified veterinary surgeon who served on the faculty at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 36 years.  His primary focus has been spaying and neutering for 20 years. Dr. Bushby’s interest in shelter medicine and spaying and neutering dates back to his internship and...

Sessions at Fall Conference Go into Depth on Bandaging

Aug 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Tisha Harper  Dr. Tisha Harper is a board-certified small animal surgeon with special interest in orthopedics and rehabilitation. She graduated from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad West Indies, in 1995 and completed her surgical residency training at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  She is also a Certified Canine...

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Surgical Treatment for Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs … and Cats

Jul 25, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

A year ago, Dr. Brendan McKiernan and I became the first U.S. veterinarians to perform a laser-assisted turbinectomy (LATE) in a dog. This procedure, pioneered by Dr. Gerhard Oechtering of Germany, addresses problems related to brachycephalic syndrome, namely, aberrant turbinates and increased mucosal contact points between mucosal surfaces of turbinates. In LATE, “hot” thermal laser...

Dr. Kling and the dentistry service

Root Canal Therapy for Function and Health

Jul 25, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Root canal therapy is a treatment alternative to extraction for patients with nonvital teeth. Nonvital teeth include discolored teeth and teeth with pulp exposure. Sometimes teeth that are neither discolored nor have pulp exposure are found to be nonvital based on radiographic evidence. Radiographic signs of a nonvital tooth include a wide and/or irregular pulp...

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Reinhart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SA)

Jun 20, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Reinhart is an assistant professor of veterinary clinical medicine. Tell us about your background. I’m a 2010 Illinois grad, I did my internship at Cornell, and my residency at Kansas State. I did 3 years at Wisconsin for my PhD and a clinical pharmacology residency. I also did some time on clinics as a...

cavalier king charles spaniel eye exam with Dr. Bianca Martins

Eye Exam Programs Available for Service Dogs, Companion Animals

Jun 20, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

In May, the ophthalmology faculty at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital provided free, ocular screening eye exams to qualified service and working animals as part of the National Service Animal Eye Exam Event, promoted by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and sponsored by Stokes Pharmacy. Board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico...

Intraocular Tumors in Small Animal Patients

Jun 20, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Masses within the eye can be caused by many things, such as immune-mediated disease, cystic change, coagulopathies, infection, and neoplasia. The owner may bring the animal to you after noticing a dark spot within the eye, a change in the pupil’s shape or movement, a white or red appearance to the pupil, or signs consistent...