Students practice imaging

FAQs on Imaging at Illinois

Aug 2, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Since the departure of the radiology faculty member and residents in May 2016, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has taken many steps to ensure that clinical patients receive quality imaging exams and that veterinary students receive the experience and education they need to become successful veterinarians. Here are answers to questions referrers may have about how...

Faculty Spotlight: Sharon Wagner, DVM, RDCS

Jul 27, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Wagner is an instructor and a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. Tell us about your background. My career began in physics. I have a degree in engineering physics and worked for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before becoming a veterinarian. I have been a veterinarian for 19 years and I have...

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Cytology for Primary Osteolytic Neoplasia

Jul 11, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Aspiration of lytic bone lesions is becoming a more common technique in the diagnosis of primary bone tumors. This article describes what’s new in the diagnosis of primary osteolytic neoplasia. Tumors associated with bone lysis or proliferation are categorized as primary bone tumors, i.e., tumors that arise from cells associated with bone. Just as there...

Faculty Spotlight: Anne Barger, DVM, MS, DACVP

Jun 29, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Barger is a clinical professor of pathobiology. Tell us about yourself. I earned my veterinary degree from Illinois in 1996 and have been a faculty member at the college since September 2002. I currently live in Champaign, and I have three dogs, a cat, and an aquarium. Golden retrievers are my favorite dogs, but...

[EVP Beef speaker Dr. Brian Aldridge]

Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Jun 14, 2017 / General News

‘energy and passion for beef cattle practice’ On June 15 and 16 nearly 40 veterinarians will return to Olathe, Kan., for the second module of EVP Beef, an 18-month certificate program delivered by the University of Illinois in conjunction with Kansas State University. The participants are honing leading-edge skills that will benefit their clients and...

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Geriatric Critical Care

Jun 1, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

The number of geriatric humans and pets has increased significantly over the past 10 years The upward trend is expected to continue. In human medicine, geriatric competencies for emergency medicine residents and specific geriatric curricula are being developed. The term geriatric is difficult to define in veterinary medicine because it differs between dogs and cats...

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Pediatric Critical Care

Jun 1, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

The unique physiological systems of pediatric and neonatal patients make diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions challenging. Hemodynamic parameters, drug dosages, laboratory data, and diagnostic imaging differ significantly compared to adults of the same species. This article covers the normal values as well as the abnormal findings and treatment of five common conditions affecting neonatal...

Faculty Spotlight: Jordan Vitt, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Jun 1, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Vitt is a clinical assistant professor. Where did you attend vet school? Internship? Residency? I am from Columbus, Ohio, and did my undergraduate and veterinary degrees at The Ohio State University. I did my internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed my cardiology residency at Texas A&M in College Station. What...

Dr. Alycen Lundberg

Clinical Trial for Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

May 8, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common oral tumor seen in cats. Despite the advances in veterinary oncologic treatments over the last decade, this tumor type remains challenging to treat. Patients typically succumb to their disease within months, even with multi-modal therapy. Oftentimes surgery is not a good option for these patients, and we therefore use...

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Pot-Bellied Pig Sedation

May 8, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Fast Facts and Drug Protocols Obesity Many pot-bellied pigs present in an obese condition. Aside from systemic health effects, this often complicates drug administration. Consider the following for effective intra-muscular drug administration: Luer-lock 18-20 gauge 1.5-3.5” needle depending on size Use a low-flow extension line connected to drug syringe, which allows you to depress plunger...