Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Our top priority is your animal’s well-being and comfort.

Any time your animal undergoes a test or procedure that requires anesthesia, we gather comprehensive data in advance to develop an individualized anesthetic plan specifically for your animal. We vigilantly monitor your animal’s vital signs before, during, and after anesthesia, and we deliver pain-relieving medications as needed.

We also provide a range of pain management options for animals recovering from surgery or experiencing acute or chronic pain.

Dr. Graeme Doodnaught

DR. GRAEME DOODNAUGHT

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Stephanie Keating

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Ashley Mitek

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Danielle Strahl-Heldreth

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. NICOLE TRENHOLME

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. AURELIEU BALLEYDIER

DR. AURELIEN BALLEYDIER

RESIDENT

Dr. JAMES CRYER

DR. JAMES CRYER

RESIDENT

Dr. Adrianne Sage

DR. TEODORA HRISTOVA

RESIDENT

JESSICA RISLEY

JESSICA RISLEY

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

JACOB BOUGH

JACOB BOUGH

TECHNICIAN

KYRA CARLISLE

KYRA CARLISLE

TECHNICIAN

GRACE CHAFFIN

GRACE CHAFFIN

TECHNICIAN

TRACY CLAYTON

TRACY CLAYTON

TECHNICIAN

CAITLYN CORDELL

CAITLYN CORDELL

TECHNICIAN

ZANDRA DAVIS

ZANDRA DAVIS

TECHNICIAN

JUSTIN LANCASTER

JUSTIN LANCASTER

TECHNICIAN

BRITTANY O'LINC

BRITTANY O’LINC

TECHNICIAN

KIM POTEMPA

KIM POTEMPA

TECHNICIAN

VALERIE WASINSKI

VALERIE WASINSKI

 TECHNICIAN

DARCI WINKLER

DARCI WINKLER

TECHNICIAN

CARDIOLOGY

Our hospital offers the only interventional cardiology procedures for animals in the state of Illinois. We provide diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, heart murmurs, arrhythmia, hypertension, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease, and other cardiovascular diseases.

  • Cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram including Color Flow Doppler) for non-invasive examination of the heart structure and function
  • ECG for examination of electrical activity of the heart
  • Holter and event monitoring for long-term evaluation of the heart rhythm in the home environment
  • Radiographs to examine the size and shape of the heart and lungs
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Interventional procedures (PDA, balloon valvuloplasty, diagnostic angiography, intrahepatic shunt, vascular anomalies)

DR. RYAN FRIES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. LINDSEY HUMPHRIES

DR. LINDSEY HUMPHRIES

RESIDENT

DR. SAKI KADOTANI

DR. LEAH KRUCKMAN

RESIDENT

DR. SUMANA PRABHAKAR

DR. SUMANA PRABHAKAR

RESIDENT

DR. EMILY JAVERY

DR. EMILY JAVERY

INTERN

KATIE MCCONNELL

KATIE MCCONNELL

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

CANDICE SIMPSON

CANDICE SIMPSON

TECHNICIAN

DENTISTRY

Our dentistry service diagnoses and treats both simple and complicated dental and oral diseases. While we primarily see dogs and cats, we’re also trained and equipped for larger animals and exotics like chinchillas and ferrets. Dentistry services are available with or without a referral from your primary veterinarian.

In dogs and cats, periodontal disease (gum disease) is the number one diagnosed problem. By the age of just two, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease, and gum diseases lead to other problems throughout the body. For this reason, it’s very important for animals to have their teeth examined and cleaned.

Services

  • Dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
  • Routine and advanced periodontal therapies
  • Extractions, including closed, multi-rooted, and complicated surgical extractions
  • Management for fractured or worn teeth (e.g., root canal, crowns)
  • Jaw fracture repair
  • Management of severe stomatitis
  • Management of unusual oral lesions, including myositis, osteomyelitis, bone sequestra, dentigerous cysts, dental caries, malocclusions, and oronasal fistulas
  • Oral tumor identification and treatment planning

Special Capabilities

  • Digital radiography
  • High-speed fiberoptic dental unit
  • LightSpeed endodonic technology
  • Osteoallograft, bone grafting for bone loss secondary to periodontal disease

DR. AMY SOMRAK

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. SUMA RAO

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

MISTY CROY

MISTY CROY

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

DERMATOLOGY AND OTOLOGY

Does your pet shake his or her head? Have a head tilt? Stinky ears? Skin conditions are often the result of your animal’s body reacting to environmental and internal stimuli and may be caused by many different things. That’s why it’s important to see a board-certified specialist in veterinary dermatology to formulate a plan to help your animal. It’s better to treat the underlying disease now rather than wait till the symptoms turn into a serious disease with a poor or costly prognosis.

Services

We treat a wide range of dermatological issues. Common conditions include diseases such as:

  • Allergic skin
  • Blistering skin
  • Ear
  • Nail and nail bed
  • Hormonal
  • Immune-mediated
  • Cushings
  • Thyroid
  • Parasitic skin

Other skin issues we treat include:

  • Pruritus (itching, chewing)
  • Excessive skin scaling or crusting
  • Hair loss, alopecia
  • Seborrhea (greasy skin)
  • Skin cancers
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Fungal and yeast skin infections

Special Capabilities

  • Cryosurgery for treatment of small skin tumors
  • Customized subcutaneous and sublingual allergen-specific immunotherapy
  • Dermatoscopy to evaluate skin lesions
  • Intradermal testing to better define environmental allergies
  • Laser surgery to treat skin cancer and chronic skin alterations
  • Team approach with pathologists in diagnoses requiring interpretation of skin biopsies
  • Video-otoscopy to evaluate and treat ear diseases including laser therapy

DR. CLARISSA SOUZA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. BAILEY BRAME

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. JENNIFER CLEGG

DR. JENNIFER CLEGG

INTERN

SANDY GRABLE

MIRIAH LAREAU

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

ABBIE PETERSON

ABBIE PETERSON

TECHNICIAN

EMERGENCY/CRITICAL CARE

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s emergency and critical care services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No appointment is necessary. However, we encourage you to call ahead so we can be prepared for your animal’s unique needs.

  • For small animal emergencies, call (217) 333-5300
  • For large animal emergencies, call (217) 333-2000

DR. JENICA HARASHAK

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. MEGHAN FICK

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. JANE DO

DR. JANE DO

INSTRUCTOR

DR. ERYN REZNICEK

DR. ERYN REZNICEK

INSTRUCTOR

DR. YANSHAN ER

DR. YANSHAN ER

RESIDENT

DR. RONALD GONCALVES

DR. TYLER JOHNSON

RESIDENT

DR. DANIELLE MARTINDALE

DR. DANIELLE MARTINDALE

RESIDENT

DR. RONALD GONCALVES

DR. AMANDA SPILLANE

RESIDENT

DR. MELANIE TAROSKY

DR. MELANIE TAROSKY

RESIDENT

DR. MARA VERNIER

DR. MARA VERNIER

RESIDENT

DR. ALEXA RANGEL

DR. ALEXA RANGEL

INTERN

JESSICA GARRETT

JESSICA GARRETT

CLINICAL COORDINATOR (ER)

JESSICA GARRETT

HANNAH BRAY

TECHNICIAN (ER)

RACHEL HAWKER

ALYSHA MCDANIEL

TECHNICIAN (ER)

KRYSTAL NEWBERRY

KRYSTAL NEWBERRY

TECHNICIAN (ER)

KAYLA VANWASSENHOVE

CAMERON OTIS

TECHNICIAN (ER)

ABBY SCHRAEDER

ABBY SCHRAEDER

TECHNICIAN (ER)

LYDIA SMITH

LYDIA SMITH

TECHNICIAN (ER)

MORGAN SUNDERLAND

TECHNICIAN (ER)

LYDIA SMITH

MEL THORNTON

TECHNICIAN (ER)

DANIELLE WRIGHT

DANIELLE WRIGHT

TECHNICIAN (ER)

NICOLE FITZPATRICK

NICOLE FITZPATRICK

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

MIRIAH HALTIWANGER

MIRIAH HALTIWANGER

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

MIRIAH HALTIWANGER

JOY HINRICHSEN

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

ALLIE HOGAN

ALLIE HOGAN

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

ALEX LORE

ALEX LORE

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

LISA MILLER

LISA MILLER

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

MEGAN RADER

MEGAN RADER

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

SHELBY ROUTH

SHELBY ROUTH

 TECHNICIAN (ICU)

JILL SACKVILLE

JILL SACKVILLE

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

BROOKE ZIMMERMAN

BROOKE ZIMMERMAN

TECHNICIAN (ICU)

ANGELA HINTZ

ANGELA HINTZ

CLINICAL COORDINATOR (IMC)

LEEZA EDERSHEIM

LEEZA EDERSHEIM

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

LENA FATHEREE

LENA FATHEREE

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

BRENNA HILL

BRENNA HILL

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

MARGARET MINEO

MARGARET MINEO

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

CHRISTINE STROINK-PICKERING

CHRISTINE STROINK-PICKERING

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

ADALINE TOTKA

ADALINE TOTKA

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

KAYLA VANWASSENHOVE

KAYLA VANWASSENHOVE

TECHNICIAN (IMC)

SAGE D'AMATO

SAGE D’AMATO

VETERINARY ASSISTANT (IMC)

BRITTANY NAYLOR

BRITTANY NAYLOR

VETERINARY ASSISTANT (IMC)

ANGELA DEROSSETT

ANGELA DEROSSETT

OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

EQUINE MEDICINE AND SURGERY

We care for pleasure horses, race horses, breeding horses, and more. We have two climate-controlled equine wards, two equine surgery suites with state-of-the art equipment and padded recovery rooms, and the only 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for horses in the state.

Our service is staffed by specialized veterinarians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for emergencies and by appointment for all other services, including annual wellness exams and vaccinations.

Additionally, if your horse needs the expertise of a specialist in cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, or imaging, our equine veterinarians can quickly and easily consult with one of our board-certified specialists.

Services

  • Lameness and lameness locator system
  • High-speed treadmill examinations
  • Minimally invasive and laser surgery
  • Digital radiology, ultrasound, nuclear imaging, computed tomography,and high-field MRI
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Therapeutic shoeing
  • Mare and stallion fertility evaluation
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
  • Traditional videoendoscopy
  • Overground videoendoscopy

Special Interests

  • Arthroscopy
  • Colic
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine and surgery
  • Exercise physiology
  • Forensic detection of drugs
  • Infectious disease
  • Lameness diagnosis and treatment
  • Fracture repair
  • Neonatal medicine
  • Neurological disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Poor performance
  • Respiratory disease
  • Upper-airway surgery

Special Capabilities

  • 24-hour emergency medicine and surgery care
  • 24-hour equine adult and foal critical care
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Acupuncture
  • Over ground endoscopy
  • Biologic therapies for orthopedic applications
  • Minimally invasive coil embolization for guttural pouch mycosis
  • Transvenous electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

DR. SCOTT AUSTIN

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. JON FOREMAN

PROFESSOR

DR. SANTIAGO GUTIERREZ

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. JORDAN KIRKPATRICK

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. LORI MADSEN

INSTRUCTOR

DR. ANNETTE MCCOY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. PAM WILKINS

PROFESSOR

DR. REBECCA BISHOP

DR. REBECCA BISHOP

RESIDENT

DR. PEDRO RAIGOSA GOMEZ

DR. PEDRO RAIGOSA GOMEZ

RESIDENT

DR. ADRIENNE RHODES

DR. ADRIENNE RHODES

RESIDENT

DR. SANDRA YUCUPICIO

DR. SANDRA YUCUPICIO

RESIDENT

DR. BRENDA RIGHTER

DR. BRENDA RIGHTER

INTERN

DR. CHELSEA ZOBRIST

DR. CHELSEA ZOBRIST

SURGERY INTERN

CELESTE KAPPES

CELESTE KAPPES

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

CELESTE KAPPES

BRITTANY BIEHL

TECHNICIAN

Olivia Down

OLIVIA DOWNS

TECHNICIAN

CHELSIA FOIL

CHELSIA FOIL

TECHNICIAN

SARAH GROENHAGEN

TECHNICIAN

ASHLEY JILES

TECHNICIAN

MERINDA VENATTA

TECHNICIAN

FARRIER SERVICES

All aspects of equine hoof care, including advanced therapeutic shoeing, are offered. Professional farrier services are offered at the hospital on Wednesdays; we visit horses primarily at farms/stables throughout west-central Indiana and east-central Illinois on other days.

Services

  • Trimming
  • Shoeing
  • Therapeutic trimming with veterinarian
  • Horse owner hoof care clinics

STEVE SERMERSHEIM

STEVE SERMERSHEIM

INSTRUCTOR

JASPER DUNN

JASPER DUNN

INTERN

KIP REISCHMAN

KIP REISCHMAN

INTERN

FOOD ANIMAL REPRODUCTION MEDICINE SERVICES

Our team consists of faculty veterinarians, residents, and veterinary technicians along with our veterinary students. We offer in-house, on-farm, and emergency care for livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, camelids, and cervids.

Services at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Primary (routine) care. Working in our climate-controlled facility, our team members perform routine procedures such as pregnancy diagnosis, breeding soundness evaluation, vaccination, deworming, castration, and hoof trimming for all livestock species. The facility is designed for low-stress cattle handling and is equipped with a hydraulic squeeze chute and hydraulic tilt table.

Specialty care. Specialists are available to deal with challenging medical and surgical problems. Imaging modalities, including ultrasound, digital radiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are available on site for our specialists. We utilize the services of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for clinical pathology (e.g., blood counts, serum chemistry), microbiology, virology, and immunology tests to aid in the diagnosis of challenging cases. Animals with serious medical and surgical issues can be housed in our facility for intensive 24-hour care.

Reproduction. Pregnancy diagnosis via palpation or ultrasound can be performed on all livestock species. Estrous cycle manipulation strategies can be developed for a variety of species. Transcervical or laparoscopic artificial insemination can be performed for all livestock species. Breeding soundness examinations can be performed for all livestock species.  Semen freezing is available for most livestock species. Embryo transfer via conventional flushing or in vitro fertilization is available with advance notice.

On-Farm Services

Our team members travel in a truck designed for mobile veterinary care to perform routine livestock procedures and treat ill animals on farms throughout east central Illinois. The typical practice radius is approximately 50 miles, although exceptions are made in special circumstances.

DR. BRIAN ALDRIDGE

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

DR. ANDY HUBNER

DR. ANDY HUBNER

CLINICIAN

DR. THOMAS LOWERY

INSTRUCTOR

DR SUZANNA STORMS

CLINICIAN

AMY SAUPE

AMY SAUPE

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

BRITTANY BIEHL

BRITTANY BIEHL

TECHNICIAN

SARAH GROENHAGEN

SARAH GROENHAGEN

TECHNICIAN

SHAWN STEVENS

SHAWN STEVENS

TECHNICIAN

AMY SAUPE

MERINDA VENATTA

TECHNICIAN

IMAGING

Our diagnostic imaging service is an integral part of the hospital’s diagnostic capabilities. Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, and imaging specialists, we’re able to provide the information needed to best identify and treat your animal’s condition.

Services

  • Computed Tomography (CT) for small and large animals (equine)
  • Digital radiography
  • 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for small and large animals
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Ultrasonography

DR. AUDREY BILLHYMER

DR. AUDREY BILLHYMER

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

LEAH GRIFFITH

INTERN

MELINDA SMITH

MELINDA SMITH

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

SARAH VAN NOTE

SARAH VAN NOTE

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

MELISSA FLETCHER

MELISSA FLETCHER

TECHNICIAN

TAYLOR KAUFFMAN

DALLAS FREDRICK

TECHNICIAN

DARLEEEN DRAKE

KAYLA HASSELBRING

TECHNICIAN

TAYLOR KAUFFMAN

TAYLOR KAUFFMAN

TECHNICIAN

MELINDA SMITH

MEGAN VITE

TECHNICIAN

STEPHANIE WALKER

STEPHANIE WALKER

TECHNICIAN

SMALL ANIMAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

Veterinarians on our service focus on the diseases of internal systems, including:

  • Endocrine
    • Addison’s disease
    • Cushing’s disease
    • Diabetes
    • Hyperthyroidism
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Esophagus
    • Stomach
    • Small and large intestine
  • Infectious disease
    • Blastomycosis
    • Leptospirosis
    • Nasal aspergillosis
  • Inflammatory disease
    • Blood cells (IMHA, ITP)
    • Joints
    • Polymyocitis
  • Liver and gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Respiratory system (nose, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lung)
  • Urinary system
    • Acute and chronic kidney disease
    • Lower urinary tract disease

We’re here to find the cause of your pet’s condition with help from the hospital’s advanced diagnostic testing, veterinary pathology, and imaging capabilities, and to recommend or provide treatment.

Special Procedures

  • Endoscopy
  • Radioiodine therapy

DR. MARCIE RIDGWAY

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

JILL FRANZEN

PROFESSOR

DR. JENNIFER REINHART

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. ARNON GAL

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. ALLISON BECHTEL

DR. ALLISON BECHTEL

RESIDENT

DR. MATTHEW TONERO

DR. REBEKAH BROWN

RESIDENT

DR. HODA NIKPOUR

DR. HODA NIKPOUR

RESIDENT

DR. JOSE DE JESUS RUIZ ROMERO

DR. JOSE DE JESUS RUIZ ROMERO

RESIDENT

SARA ROY

SARA ROY

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

SARA ROY

CARRIE BUBB

TECHNICIAN

MEDICATION DISPENSARY

We have a full-service pharmacy that dispenses medications, provides intravenous admixture service, formulates and prepares compounded medications, and advises on dosages and pharmacy calculations. As an Illinois licensed hospital pharmacy, it must comply with all relevant state and federal laws and regulations. Medications may be dispensed to clients only for conditions currently being treated by hospital clinicians.

Medication Dispensary hours:
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

LESLIE HORNER

DR. LAUREN FORSYTHE

CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST

ALEX GOCHENAUER

DR. ALEXANDRIA GOCHENAUER

CLINICAL STAFF PHARMACIST

JENNY CHEN

JENNY CHEN

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

LINDA GLYNN

LINDA GLYNN

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

AUSTIN SMITH

AUSTIN SMITH

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

NEUROLOGY

Compassionate care for neurological patients and their families is of the utmost importance to us. Our neurology service provides comprehensive diagnostic testing along with advanced medical and surgical treatment options for animals with disorders of the spinal cord, brain, and neuromuscular system.

If your pet is showing these signs, consult your veterinarian to see if your pet might benefit from an appointment with our neurology team:

  • Head tilt
  • Circling
  • Falling over
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation/behavior change
  • Weakness
  • Seizures

Services

We treat a variety of neurologic issues. Common conditions include:

  • Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis/encephalitis)
  • Seizures
  • Neuromuscular disorders

Special Capabilities

  • Brain and spinal surgery
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Electrodiagnostics, including electroencephalogram (EEG), brainstem auditory evoked reflex/potential (BAER), electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

DR. KARI FOSS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. DEVON HAGUE

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. SAMANTHA VITALE

DR. LINDSEY GRAHAM

RESIDENT

DR. FRANCISCO GUEVARA

DR. FRANCISCO GUEVARA

RESIDENT

DR. AARON PAUSHTER

DR. AARON PAUSHTER

RESIDENT

DR. JARRETT PACHECO

DR. JARRETT PACHECO

RESIDENT

DR. JESSICA WAGNER

DR. JESSICA WAGNER

INTERN

DENISE WEBER

DENISE WEBER

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

RACHEL HAWKER

RACHEL HAWKER

TECHNICIAN

ONCOLOGY

Facing the diagnosis of cancer in a beloved pet is an emotional and frightening experience. Our oncology specialists are here to help family members navigate testing and treatment options to find the plan that works best for everyone.

Services

  • Medical oncology
    • Diagnosis
    • Staging (evaluating the extent of the disease)
    • Treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Clinical trials (cutting-edge therapies, some with financial support)

Special Capabilities

  • Active clinical trials offering targeted cancer treatments
  • Partnering with the National Cancer Institute to evaluate new anti-cancer drugs for dogs and cats
  • Advanced equipment to assess bone health
  • Computerized pressure-sensing gait analysis equipment to evaluate pain in dogs with bone disease/tumors

DR. TIM FAN

PROFESSOR

DR. LAURA GARRETT

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

DR. ALYCEN LUNDBERG

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. KIM SELTING

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. MATTHEW BERRY

DR. MATTHEW BERRY

RESIDENT

DR. REBECCA BERNSTEIN

DR. REBECCA BERNSTEIN

RESIDENT

DR. ALISON MASYR

DR. ALISON MASYR

RESIDENT

DR. CELINA MORIMOTO

DR. CELINA MORIMOTO

RADIATION ONCOLOGY RESIDENT

DR. AMANDA SEELMAN

DR. AMANDA SEELMAN

RESIDENT

DR. KRISTEN SHUSTER

DR. KRISTEN SHUSTER

RESIDENT

DR. DANA CONNELL

DR. JENNIFER YEE

RADIATION ONCOLOGY RESIDENT

DR. JORDAN HAMPEL

DR. JORDAN HAMPEL

CLINICAL TRIALS INTERN

JENNIFER BYRD

JENNIFER BYRD

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

TARA BAILEY

TARA DOLBERT

TECHNICIAN

DARLEEEN DRAKE

DARLEEEN DRAKE

RADIATION ONCOLOGY TECHNICIAN

REBECCA GUESS

REBECCA GUESS

TECHNICIAN

REBECCA KAMERER

REBECCA KAMERER

CLINICAL TRIALS TECHNICIAN

CASEY SAINDON

CASEY PETERS

RADIATION ONCOLOGY TECHNICIAN

ELIZABETH RAPPLEYEA

ELIZABETH RAPPLEYEA

RADIATION ONCOLOGY TECHNICIAN

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Our ophthalmology service offers comprehensive eye care for small animals, large animals, and exotic animals. We use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat ocular diseases. Once we have made a diagnosis, we’ll work with you and your animal to treat the problem and help you learn to detect eye diseases in the early stages.

Services

We treat a wide variety of eye-related issues. Common conditions include:

  • Corneal ulcers
  • Cataract and cataract surgery
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Eyelid diseases and defects
  • Hereditary eye disease

Special Capabilities

  • Endolaser treatment for glaucoma
  • Phacoemulsification for cataract removal
  • Corneal grafts and transplants
  • Cyclosporine implants in horses
  • Electroretinography
  • Iris cyst ablation

DR ANGEL GRIGGS

DR. ANGEL GRIGGS

ADJUNCT CLINICAL PRACTITIONER

DR AMBER LABELLE

DR. AMBER LABELLE

ADJUNCT CLINICAL PRACTITIONER

SHARI PORUBA

SHARI PORUBA

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

LORRI ZOCH

LORRI ZOCH

TECHNICIAN

ORTHOPEDIC AND SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

With the help of our diagnostic lab and imaging service, we’re able to diagnose your animal and offer state-of-the-art treatment options in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery

This area focuses on surgical and medical treatments for orthopedic and neurological diseases.

Common orthopedic conditions include:

  • Angular limb deformities
  • Arthroscopic joint exploration
  • Canine hip dysplasia
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Diseases of the elbow and shoulder
  • Fracture repair
  • Patella luxation (dislocated knee)

Special capabilities:

  • Arthroscopic joint exploration
  • Fluoroscopy-guided fracture repair
  • Locking plate fracture fixation
  • C-arm radiology during surgery
  • Platelet rich plasma

Learn more about orthopedic surgery. Read our FAQ page.

Soft Tissue/Oncologic Surgery

This area works extensively with all small animals in our cancer care clinic and provides surgical expertise for animals with soft-tissue diseases.

Common soft tissue surgeries and special capabilities include:

  • Head and neck surgery, such as total ear canal ablation and brachycephalic airway surgery, including the LATE procedure
  • Thoracic tissue and organ surgery, such as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and persistent right aortic arch
  • Abdominal tissue and organ surgery, from hernia repair to gastropexy, pancreatic surgery, and advanced urinary tract surgery, including microsurgery
  • Skin and reconstructive surgery for wounds and mass removal, as well as limb, digit, and tail amputation
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Laparoscopy, including prophylactic gastropexy and liver and other tissue biopsy

DR. KYLE CHU

DR. KYLE CHU

INSTRUCTOR

DR. HADLEY GLEASON

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. TISHA HARPER

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. HEIDI PHILLIPS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. CLARA MORAN

LECTURER

DR. MONICA CHEN

DR. MONICA CHEN

RESIDENT

DR. KYLE CHU

DR. JENNIFER KUZMINSKY

RESIDENT

DR. RACHEL RIVENBURG

DR. RACHEL RIVENBURG

RESIDENT

DR. AVA SONG

DR. AVA SONG

RESIDENT

DR. SHANES ABEYWARDENA

DR. SHANES ABEYWARDENA

INTERN

DR. ALEXA DANNER

DR. ALEXA DANNER

INTERN

RACHEL DORNEY

RACHEL DORNEY

CLINICAL COORDINATOR (SMALL ANIMAL SOFT TISSUE SURGERY)

KELLIE LECHER

KELLIE GARD

CLINICAL COORDINATOR (SMALL ANIMAL ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY)

AMANDA WIDICK

AMANDA WIDICK

CLINICAL COORDINATOR (SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY OR)

AMANDA WIDICK

JANELL BURKE

TECHNICIAN

CARLI BURRIS

CARLI BURRIS

TECHNICIAN

DANA ROBECK

CARRIE PALMER

TECHNICIAN

DANA ROBECK

DANA ROBECK

TECHNICIAN

AMBER SCHNEPP

AMBER SCHNEPP

TECHNICIAN

PRIMARY CARE (SMALL ANIMAL)

Just as your human primary care doctor cares for you, our small animal primary care service provides year-round veterinary care for your dog or cat.  No referral is necessary for primary care.

If the need arises for spaying or neutering, imaging services, specialty care, or emergency/critical care, your animal will have easy access to the full range of services in our hospital.

Services

  • New puppy and kitten care
  • Annual wellness examinations and vaccinations
  • Treatment for minor injuries
  • Preventive medicine
  • Nutrition consulting
  • Continuing care of chronic conditions
  • Geriatric care

DR. GENE PAVLOVSKY

INSTRUCTOR

DR. JUSTIN FEHR

INSTRUCTOR

DR. ERO CAPISTRANO

DR. ERO CAPISTRANO

INTERN

DR. LAURA FRAZIER

DR. LAURA FRAZIER

INTERN

MIKAYLA WRASSE

MIKAYLA WRASSE

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

AMANDA GREEN

AMANDA GREEN

TECHNICIAN

REHABILITATION

Our rehabilitation services are similar to the treatment approaches used in human physical therapy. Working with our rehabilitation specialists can help your animal with:
  • Improved post-operative recovery
  • Improved quality of life
  • Restored activity level and function

If you or your veterinarian think rehabilitation might help your pet, contact us. All new patients will receive a full physical, neurologic, and orthopedic exams plus various baseline measurements to help us develop a personalized therapy plan. We offer a variety of appointment options including scheduling outpatient appointments, single-day drop-off appointments, and medical boarding with rehabilitation for extended therapy. No referral is needed, although one is helpful.

Services

Special Capabilities

  • Athletic conditioning
  • Dogs with chronic or neurologic conditions
  • Chronic DJD
  • Post-operative patients

DR. TISHA HARPER

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

KIM KNAP

KIM KNAP

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

CARRIE CHANDLER-HARRISON

CARRIE CHANDLER-HARRISON

TECHNICIAN

SHELTER MEDICINE

The goal of the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois is to develop a talented pool of veterinary graduates who are well-versed in the tools available to improve the care of shelter animals and help reduce animal overpopulation. The program is actively engaged in the teaching, outreach, and research missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Illinois.

DR. ERO CAPISTRANO

DR. ERO CAPISTRANO

INTERN

DR. LAURA FRAZIER

DR. LAURA FRAZIER

INTERN

TIARRE HARL

TIARRE HARL

TECHNICIAN

ABIGAIL SPICER

ABIGAIL SPICER

TECHNICIAN

SMALL ANIMAL ROTATING INTERNS

DR. OLIVIA BOLUS

DR. OLIVIA BOLUS

INTERN

DR. KAILAH BUCHANAN

DR. KAILAH BUCHANAN

INTERN

DR. NOAH DIAZ-PORTALAITIN

DR. NOAH DIAZ-PORTALAITIN

INTERN

DR. BRIANA DOMENEGATO

DR. BRIANA DOMENEGATO

INTERN

DR. KAIT ESSON

DR. KAIT ESSON

INTERN

DR. JOSEPH FRAME

DR. JOSEPH FRAME

INTERN

DR. LEAH KIENITZ

DR. LEAH KIENITZ

INTERN

DR. AMBUER LUM

DR. AMBUER LUM

INTERN

DR. BRIANNE RADULOVICH

DR. BRIANNE RADULOVICH

INTERN

THERIOGENOLOGY

For large animals, we offer breeding services, also known as theriogenology.

Large Animal Services

  • Artificial insemination using transcervical techniques and surgical deposition of all large animal species
  • Breeding soundness examination of females and males
  • Collection, freezing, storage, and shipment of semen and embryos, including epididymal semen collection and freezing
  • Embryo transfer
  • Post-partum, post-breeding and management of sub-fertile animals
  • Routine reproduction examinations of all large animals (beef, camelids, cervids, dairy, goats, horses, sheep)

Bovine Services

  • Herd reproduction record analysis and consultation, including nutritional and cow comfort
  • Immunization schedules to maximize reproduction
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Ovum pick-up techniques
  • Synchronized breeding programs

Equine Services

  • Artificial insemination
  • Breeding management of normal and subfertile mares
  • Breeding soundness evaluation of mares and stallions
  • Control of sexual behavior of mares and stallions
  • Stallion conditioning for breeding shed
  • Semen freezing and testing
  • Semen cooling and freezing test
  • Foaling management
  • Management of high risk pregnancies
  • Investigation of poor athletic performance
  • Embryo collection and transfer or shipping
  • Semen collection, evaluation, and shipping
  • Examination of pathological diseases of mares and stallions
  • Consult on abortion and outbreaks
  • Epididymal flush and semen freezing for dead stallions
  • Dystocia management
  • Retained placenta and other post-partum complications

Small Animal Ruminant Services (Sheep, Goats, and Deer)

  • Laproscopic AI
  • Herd health plans
  • Fetal sexing and counting
  • Pregnancy exams
  • Sync programs
  • Infertility workup

IGOR CANISSO

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Giorgia Podico

DR. GIORGIA PODICO

RESIDENT

DR. KIANNA SPENCER

DR. KIANNA SPENCER

RESIDENT

Fabio Lima

CLAIRE KAPLAN

ASSISTANT

ZOOLOGICAL MEDICINE

Our Zoological Medicine service provides care for the more exotic species including reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish and zoological companion mammals (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs and more!).

The service provides general or wellness care, as well as, referral services for all species are available for consultation when these species are presented to the Emergency Service outside of regular hours. Our service practices out of the South Clinic and has capabilities in a variety of diagnostic including digital radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, clinical pathology, and endoscopy amongst others. Therapeutic services are vast and include outpatient and inpatient care, routine and advanced surgeries and more. Our team will get to know you and your non human family member and work with you to maintain health.

Services

  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Wellness examinations and vaccinations
  • Nutrition consulting
  • Complete diagnostics and comprehensive medicine
  • Reproductive procedures (sexing, spay/neuter, egg-binding) and other soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries
  • Husbandry consultations

DR. KRISTA KELLER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. SPENCER KEHOE

INSTRUCTOR

DR. KENNETH WELLE

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. SAMANTHA SANDER

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. WILLIAM SANDER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR. ANTHONY CARRETA

DR. ANTHONY CARRETA

RESIDENT

DR. ZACHARY READY

DR. ZACHARY READY

RESIDENT

DR. AMANDA WONG

DR. AMANDA WONG

RESIDENT

DR. BALBINE JOURDAN

DR. BALBINE JOURDAN

INTERN

JENNY TRAIL

JENNY TRAIL

TECHNICIAN

VERONICA MILLSAP

VERONICA MILLSAP

TECHNICIAN

CLIENT SERVICES – SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC

TYLER BURTON

NICK COLVIN

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

EMILY DURKIN

EMILY DURKIN

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

HEATHER GRANT

HEATHER GRANT

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

MELINDA MCCOLGAN

MELINDA MCCOLGAN

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

GALIANN SEIBERT

GALIANN MEIER

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

RHONDA WALDNER

MICHELLE MOODY

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

NIKI MORGAN

NIKI  MORGAN

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

EMILY PRICE

EMILY ROLSON

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

CHRISTINA SAVVAS

CHRISTINA SAVVAS

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

BAILEE SHAPPARD

BAILEE SHAPPARD

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

AMBER TATNALL

AMBER TATNALL

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

RHONDA WALDNER

RHONDA WALDNER

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

LORI WARNICK

LORI WARNICK

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

KIMBERLY WINEGARDNER

KIM WINEGARDNER

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

KARA ATKINS

KARA ATKINS

CASHIER

AMANDA FOLTZ

AMANDA FOLTZ

CASHIER

CLIENT SERVICES – LARGE ANIMAL CLINIC

CAROL MATHIS

CAROL MATHIS

CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST

NATALIE BARNHART

NATALIE GUEVARA BARNHART

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

MAGGIE MCELWEE

MAGGIE MCELWEE

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

CLIENT SERVICES – SOUTH CLINIC

CHELSY POLITE

CHELSY POLITE

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL PROGRAM COORDINATORS

KIM BYRNE

KIM BYRNE

PRACTICE MANAGER – SOUTH CLINIC

ALYSSA DUNCAN

ALYSSA DUNCAN

PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

MICHELLE JAEGER

MICHELLE JAEGER

REFERRAL  COORDINATOR