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Dr. Clyde and Mrs. Catherine Dunphy]

Animals cannot tell their doctors where it hurts or whether they’re taking their medicines. That makes effective communication between animal owners and veterinarians so crucial. Recognizing the importance of effective communication skills, Dr. Clyde Dunphy…
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Dr. Kate Varela (third from left in front) investigated a polio outbreak in Ghana.

Kate Varela Honored with CDC Steele Award

July 07, 2022 / Alumni News

When Kate Varela started her veterinary studies in 2008, she knew she wasn’t seeking a traditional career as a clinician. “After working in Washington, D.C., for two years between undergrad and vet school, I had…
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[Max and owner; Dezzi, cancer survivors]

Canine Melanoma: The Max and Dezzi Success Stories

August 06, 2022 / Patient Stories

By Susan McKenna ‘Miracle’ Max The first sign that something was wrong with Max, a large, furry, mixed-breed black-and-brown rescue dog, was in early 2020 when his owner, Daniel Martin, was putting up a fence…
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cat on exam table with stethoscope on heart

New I-131 Protocol for Feline Hyperthyroidism

July 27, 2022 / Practitioner Updates

The small animal internal medicine service is pleased to announce a new, low-dose I-131 therapy for the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. This protocol has been shown to reduce the chances of iatrogenic hypothyroidism and azotemia,…
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Neuro Team Meets You Where You Are

July 27, 2022 / Practitioner Updates

Ten years ago, Dr. Devon Hague joined our hospital’s clinical faculty to rebuild a neurology service that had been without a boarded neurologist for 10 years. Aided by Denise Weber, a veterinary technician with extensive…
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Technician Spotlight: Rebecca Kamerer, CVT

July 27, 2022 / Practitioner Updates

Kamerer is the clinical trials coordinator for the oncology service. Tell us about your background. I am a true townie, born and raised right here in Champaign-Urbana. I went to veterinary technician school at Parkland…
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[Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith in a field with trees]

Funding for Vector-borne Disease Center Renewed

July 26, 2022 / Pathobiology

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that funding for the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Disease will be renewed for another 5 years. Professors Susan Paskewitz and Lyric Bartholomay co-direct the…
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[doctors and staff of the neurology service]

Neuro Service Advances Knowledge, Elevates Practice

July 25, 2022 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Between 2002 and 2012, our college went without a boarded veterinary neurologist. But our steady growth since Dr. Devon Hague joined the faculty 10…
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