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[poster for Open House featuring cartoon dog 'explorer'

On Sunday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 300 veterinary students will host a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. Whether you are an aspiring veterinarian or an animal…
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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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