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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 of 2020 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...

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‘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...

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...

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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...