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Virtual Fall Conference Opens December 1

Nov 24, 2020 / General News

Stay Connected, Earn CE Credit Diverse Topics More than three dozen speakers will cover a wide range of topics. As in recent years, keynote addresses focus on big-picture issues relevant to all veterinary professionals. On December 1, Dr. Isabel Molina-Guzmán will give listeners both the science and the strategy for creating inclusive spaces in veterinary...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Nov 17, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The soft tissue surgery team at the Veterinary Teaching Hos­pital is excited to introduce our new minimally invasive surgery service. After training in Canada with a fellow of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society in advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgeries, I joined the Illinois faculty last fall and will head the minimally invasive surgery service. With the...

Funded Clinical Trial: Novel Probiotic Therapy for Canine Chronic Enteropathy

Nov 17, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Idiopathic chronic enteropathies, includ­ing inflammatory bowel diseases, are common in dogs. Current therapies, in­cluding dietary modification, antibiotics, and glucocorticoids may be ineffective or may bring about adverse side effects. Therapies that modify the gastroin­testinal microbiome offer a promising alternative to existing treatments. Probi­otics contain living microorganisms that confer health benefits or treat disease in the...

Pharmacist’s Corner: Food Animal Prescriptions

Nov 16, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The first and most important thing that the veterinarian has to consider is what consti­tutes a food animal. Technically speaking, this is any animal that is being used for food production or consumption. However, intended use is determined by the consumer, so any animal can be a food animal. Harmful drug residues may not appear...

Faculty Spotlight: Jordan Kirkpatrick, DVM, DACVS (Large Animal)

Nov 16, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I grew up in South Carolina. I rode horses and competed in local, state, and regional horse shows. I also played soccer and basketball. I went to the University of Georgia for undergraduate and veterinary school (GO DAWGS!!). After graduating from veterinary school, I completed an internship at Chino Valley...

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COVID-19: Recommendations for Veterinary Practices

Nov 10, 2020 / COVID-19

Best Practices for Vet Practices This list of recommendations was compiled in March by Dr. Ashley Mitek from information provided by the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, and Dr. Jim Lowe of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine; it was last updated by...


‘Take Care of Yourselves, Each Other’

Oct 15, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Dear Colleagues, So, here we are, in our seventh month of the pandemic, working harder in the hospital than we have ever worked before, or trying to hold it together working at home and no real end in sight. More than anything else I want you to know how amazing you have all been. There...

New Clinical Trials

Oct 15, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Investigation of Canine Epilepsy The purpose of this study is to utilize a very novel MRI tech­nique known as SPectroscopic Imaging by exploiting spatiospec­tral CorElation (SPICE) to noninvasively measure brain metabolites in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. SPICE is a form of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) that allows whole-brain measurement of brain metabolites. MRS has been...

Faculty Spotlight: Saki Kadotani, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Oct 15, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am originally from Japan and moved to the United States when I was 12 years old. I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and my veterinary degree from NC State in 2015. After veterinary school, I did a small animal rotating internship at The Ohio State University and...