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EVP Beef Is Back: For Cow-Calf Practitioners Ready to Grow

Jul 15, 2021 / Alumni News

EVP Beef Starts in November 2021 A career-changing certificate program for beef cattle veterinarians is ready to launch. The question for practitioners is: Are you ready to relaunch your career? Last spring the global pandemic put a hold on the second offering of the Executive Veterinary Program (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management, delivered by...

Dr. Saki Kadotani

Pimobendan Updates: When and Why

Jul 7, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Saki Kadotani, clinical assistant professor, is shown here in the hospital’s new interventional radiology suite. Pimobendan is a drug with both inotropic and vasodilatory properties that is used for the treatment of var­ious cardiac diseases. As additional research is published, the indications and recommended uses of pimoben­dan continue to evolve. How should you...

Pharmacist’s Corner: Pentobarbital Problems

Jul 7, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

What happens when all pentobarbital products go on backorder? That’s what a lot of us found ourselves asking a couple months ago. A raw ingredient shortage from the end of 2020 led to backorders on all marketed pentobarbital products by May. However, we can’t elect to delay euthanasia until a commercial product becomes available again....

Dr. Kenneth Welle directs the imaging of one of his patients in the 128-slice

CT in Zoological Companion Animals

Jun 8, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Kenneth Welle directs the imaging of one of his patients in the 128-slice CT. You know how much your clients care about their canine and feline compan­ions, and that the demand for advanced diagnostics and therapies is on the rise. But you may not be aware that the same holds true for feathered,...

Pharmacist’s Corner: Controlled Substance Cycle Counts

Jun 8, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Hopefully controlled substance inven­tory is part of your annual inventory procedures. However, if controlled substance counts are only verified once a year, if something is missing, a year is a lot of records to sort through trying to identify where the drug went missing. Therefore, it is recommended to do more frequent inventory. I suggest...

Faculty Spotlight: Spencer Kehoe, DVM

Jun 8, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I was born and raised in Northern Cali­fornia and went to college in sunny San Diego. I graduated from veterinary school at UC Davis in 2015 and then completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA West LA, before doing a specialty internship in wildlife medicine, surgery, and conservation at...

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Faster Discharge Reports, Vet Portal

Jun 8, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

We heard you! Upon evaluation of the surveys you completed, we put improv­ing communication at the forefront of our goals. As we continue to strive to provide bet­ter communication with our clients and referring partners, we have updated our Small Animal Visit (Discharge) reports to be more streamlined and relevant. Information for the client deemed...

Drs. Gal and Reinhart in IRsuite

Minimally Invasive Tracheal Stenting

May 11, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Arnon Gal and Dr. Jennifer Reinhart prepare a stent for placement in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital interventional radiology suite. The U of I small animal internal medi­cine service is proud to announce that we are now offering tracheal stenting as a minimally invasive treatment for dogs with moderate to severe tracheal collapse. Tracheal...

Pharmacist’s Corner: Help Clients Give Medications Correctly

May 11, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

When dispensing medications, we want to do whatever we can to increase compliance with the prescribed dosage regimen. One aspect of this is dispensing medications in a way to facilitate ease of administration. The ideas described below can help prevent errors and decrease the likelihood of accidental medication spills. When dispensing oral liquids: Insert an...