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Hospital Renovation Project Enters Phase II

Dec 12, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

A multi-year $9 million expansion effort that will touch nearly every service area in the hospital is moving ahead. In January, primary care services for dogs and cats as well as zoological companion species will relocate from the hospital to a recently acquired building on the south side of Hazelwood Drive, aptly named the South...

Drs. Caroline Tonozzi, Jenica Haraschak, and Meghan Fick

Update from ER Head

Dec 12, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

As the new service head for the small animal emergency and critical care service, I have lots of good things to report! For one, the hospital renovation currently under way will bring emergency and critical care areas together in a new space by the end of 2020. Our service faculty are also relatively new. After...

Dr. Catherine Foreman-Hesterberg completing a chiropractic care on horse

Animal Chiropractic Q&A

Dec 12, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Catherine Foreman-Hesterberg, a 2016 University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine graduate, joined the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. In addition to serving as an equine veterinarian, she is part of the rehabilitation service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Foreman is certified in animal chiropractic by the Options for...

High-Flow Nasal Cannula System

We Have High-Flow!

Dec 12, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Supplemental oxygen is an important treatment for animals with signs of respiratory distress. Additionally, oxygen therapy is used to treat a number of cardiopulmonary diseases in veterinary medicine. Several traditional options exist for providing supplemental oxygen: flow-by, face mask, oxygen cages, and nasal cannulas. With short-term oxygen supplementation, it is generally unnecessary to humidify the...

Faculty Spotlight: Amy Schnelle, DVM, MS, DACVP

Dec 12, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I’m a Cardinals fan (born in St. Louis, grew up in the Metro East area and southern Illinois). I did my undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State University (bachelor’s in agribusiness, animal science concentration), followed by veterinary school, small animal internship, and clinical pathology residency at University of Illinois College...

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Team Finds Bovine Kobuvirus in U.S.

Dec 12, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the U.S., researchers report in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Bovine kobuvirus is fairly new to science, so its ill effects are not fully understood. It belongs to a family of viruses known as Picornaviridae, which includes...

Faculty Spotlight: Scott Austin, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LAIM

Nov 8, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background.  I grew up on a small cattle ranch in southeastern Idaho and originally planned on being a mixed animal practitioner. I was always around horses as we used them to move cattle out onto open range, and we feed cattle in winter months using a sleigh and a team of...

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Tips for Obtaining Diagnostic Radiographs in Small Animal Lameness

Nov 4, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

It is more challenging than one may initially think to obtain radiographs that provide a diagnosis when patients come in for lameness. On top of needing more information, clinicians also have to consider the radiation exposure that their staff will receive while performing these films. Therefore, it is crucial that images be taken well, with...

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Free Online Module Covers Use of Opioids in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 13, 2019 / General News

Research Says Oral Opioids Don’t Work in Dogs As a growing number of states—including Illinois—mandate training for opioid prescribers, experts from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have released “Safe Prescription of Opioids in Veterinary Care,” a free online course that covers appropriate use of outpatient opioid prescriptions, drug disposal techniques, and alternative...

Dr. Hague with neurology patient

MUE, GME, NME, NLE, SRMA: An Alphabet Soup of Immune-Mediated CNS Diseases

Oct 10, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Etiology (MUE) refers to the category of disease with a suspected immune-mediated cause, but the pathophysiology is truly unknown. These diseases may be due to a precancerous condition, an immune response secondary to a previous infection, or a delayed (T cell mediated) hypersensitivity reaction. Four Flavors of MUE MUE can be divided...