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COVID-19: Surgical Mask Shortages Impact Veterinarians

Mar 15, 2020 / COVID-19

FAQs for veterinary practitioners See also: FDA: Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies (link to Anesthesiology News) COVID-19: Recommendations for Veterinary Practices (from University of Illinois)   My practice can no longer obtain surgical masks.  Are they necessary in the operating room (OR)? It is recommended that all personnel wear a surgical mask in the...

mandibular premolars

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Dental Health

Feb 12, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

#10 Check for malocclusions during puppy visits. Five to six months of age is the best time to intervene so that traumatic malocclusions can be prevented. Preventing or treating malocclusions could prevent an oronasal fistula in the future. Look for linguoverted mandibular canine teeth in Standard Poodles. #9 Look for supernumerary roots on the maxillary third premolar...


Pharmacist’s Update

Feb 11, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

NPI Number? Of Course, I Don’t Have One! NPI stands for National Prescriber Identification, which is a number assigned to each person eligible to prescribe for Medicare or Medicaid patients. Since animals aren’t eligible for Medicare/Medicaid, and veterinarians are only allowed to prescribe for animals, veterinarians are not legally allowed to have an NPI number....

Faculty Spotlight: Danielle Strahl-Heldreth, MSEd, DVM, MS

Jan 24, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am the middle of three daughters of a wildlife conservationist father and the most caring mother anyone could ask for. While animals were always a passion of mine, I had initial dreams of becoming a wildlife (specifically for bears) biologist, which led me to an undergraduate degree in biology...

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2nd EVP Opens Enrollment for Cow-Calf Practitioners

Jan 24, 2020 / Alumni News

EVP Beef Starts in July 2020 The University of Illinois, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is accepting registrations for the Executive Veterinary Program (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management. The early registration deadline is April 5 for the course that starts in July 2020 and concludes in September 2021. For nearly 30 years, EVP...

We are moving!

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...