News

New Residents & Interns 2020

Sep 16, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The College of Veterinary Medicine was delighted to welcome more than 30 veterinarians who joined us over the summer to complete clinical internships and residencies. These aspiring specialists take an active role in the delivery of animal care in our Veterinary Teaching Hospital or the delivery of diagnostic services in our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, working...

Pharmacist’s Corner: Advise Clients on Proper Medication Disposal

Sep 8, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Inform your clients how to safely dispose of old, unused, or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Organizations such as police stations and pharmacies host drug take-back days or have drug disposal kiosks. We created a handout for clients explaining the options: vetmed.illinois.edu/disposing-of-unused-medications-for-pets/ The Drug Enforcement Agency has a website for finding drug take-back locations near...

[cattle]

Agricultural Markets: Help Clients Maximize Yield

Sep 8, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

In 2019, fields were left unplanted because of exceptional spring rains. In 2020, packing plants reduced capacity or closed in response to COVID-19. Agricultural markets are variable to volatile – always have been and always will be. Being a part of the com­plex business of agriculture requires intelligence, creativity, flexibility, and a reliable supply of...

[Dr. Jim Lowe consulting in pig barn]

New Master of Veterinary Science Degree Has Real-World Focus

Aug 10, 2020 / General News

Online Program for Production Medicine Professionals The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently established an online master’s degree to help address global demands for a safe and nourishing food supply. Applications for the program designed for livestock health professionals opens on September 15, for enrollment in the Spring 2021 semester. The Illinois veterinary...

Medication

Pharmacist’s Corner: 503a vs. 503b Pharmacies

Aug 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Compounded medications are often necessary to effectively treat our patients, but there are frequently news headlines reminding us that compounded medications can pose a risk with regard to quality. However, selecting a high-quality compounding pharmacy can decrease the risk of receiving a low-quality product. One way to evaluate quality is whether the compound is coming...

Faculty Spotlight: Timothy Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (oncology)

Aug 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background.   I earned my veterinary degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois. Then I pursued a small animal internal medicine residency at Cornell University. In 1998 I returned to the University of Illinois for advanced clinical...

[Dr. Kimberly Selting, with dog, talks to a veterinary student and resident]

Oncology Team and Trials in 2020

Aug 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

What a topsy-turvy world it has been during the first half of 2020! With the pandemic, everyone has had to adjust to a new normal. For the oncology team, this has meant changing our routine to serve our patients as safely as possible, while maintaining an often-full schedule. Many services in the hospital were able...

Drs. Kadotani and Fries Exam a dog

When to Worry About Murmurs

Jul 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The hospital’s cardiology service is comprised of three board-certified cardiologists: Dr. Saki Kadotani (seated above), Dr. Ryan Fries (standing), and Dr. Jordan Vitt (not shown). Current cardiology residents are Drs. Gabrielle Wallace, Leah Kruckman, and Lindsey Humphries. Our full-time technicians are Katie McConnell and Candice Simpson.   A heart murmur is caused by turbu­lent blood...