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Clinical Trial in Neurology: MUE

Feb 11, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE) is a common cause of inflammatory disease in dogs. Immunosuppressive therapy is the primary treatment for MUE, although a gold-standard treatment is yet to be determined. Cytosine arabinoside (CA) is a viable treatment option due to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and provide immunosuppression with fewer side effects...

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Meet Michelle Jaeger, Referral Coordinator

Dec 10, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Hello! I would like to introduce myself to you as the new referral coordinator. My name may sound familiar to you, as I have spoken with or worked with many of you over the last 12 years when I served as the clinical coordinator for the soft tissue surgery service. To give you a brief...

Faculty Spotlight: Tamas Ambrisko, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA

Nov 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background and interests. I earned my DVM in Hungary in 1995, followed by a PhD in Japan in 2003 and an anesthesia residency at the University of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2006. I later worked at Massey University in New Zealand, the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, and at...

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Shelter Medicine Program to Benefit from Illinois License Plate Sales

Oct 30, 2018 / General News

Pet overpopulation, shelter vet shortage In August, state legislators passed a bill that changed what happens to money generated through the state’s Pet Friendly license plate sales. That money will now support the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine Program. Previously, the funds were administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which matched eligible...

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Hackathon: Thinking Outside the Box about Feline House Soiling

Sep 16, 2018 / Alumni News

$2500 Prize for Best Team Proposal The first annual University of Illinois Veterinary Hackathon, coming on Wednesday, October 10, will bring together dozens of divergent viewpoints to “hack” the intransigent problem of cats going outside the box. “Veterinarians are brilliant people,” says Dr. Aaron Smiley, chief of staff at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic in Anderson, Ind....

Sessions at Fall Conference Go into Depth on Ultrasounds

Aug 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Sharon S. Wagner Dr. Sharon Wagner, DVM, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, an onsite ultrasound specialist, will be leading two workshops for 2018 Fall Conference: “Ultrasound Anatomy: Normal & Abnormal Findings” and “Physics, Transducers, and Knobology: Understanding Ultrasound.”  Dr. Wagner has a degree in engineering physics and worked for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the...

Sessions at Fall Conference Go into Depth on Shelter Medicine

Aug 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Philip Bushby Dr. Philip Bushby, DVM ’72, is a board-certified veterinary surgeon who served on the faculty at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for 36 years.  His primary focus has been spaying and neutering for 20 years. Dr. Bushby’s interest in shelter medicine and spaying and neutering dates back to his internship and...

Sessions at Fall Conference Go into Depth on Bandaging

Aug 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Tisha Harper  Dr. Tisha Harper is a board-certified small animal surgeon with special interest in orthopedics and rehabilitation. She graduated from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad West Indies, in 1995 and completed her surgical residency training at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  She is also a Certified Canine...

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Surgical Treatment for Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs … and Cats

Jul 25, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

A year ago, Dr. Brendan McKiernan and I became the first U.S. veterinarians to perform a laser-assisted turbinectomy (LATE) in a dog. This procedure, pioneered by Dr. Gerhard Oechtering of Germany, addresses problems related to brachycephalic syndrome, namely, aberrant turbinates and increased mucosal contact points between mucosal surfaces of turbinates. In LATE, “hot” thermal laser...