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Veterinary Pathologist Comments on Stingray Deaths

Aug 14, 2019 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (Aug. 9) – Karen Terio, chief of the University of Illinois program, said her lab tested the samples and “there was no evidence of anything infectious, contagious or inflammatory.” https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-shedd-stingray-deaths-20190809-k6wda5kifffqpmk3hvztk7pm2q-story.html

New Shell-Eating Fungus Identified in Turtles

Aug 5, 2019 / In the News

The Wildlife Society (Aug. 1) – “By causing damage to the shell, it essentially could be a portal by which bacteria could enter and make an animal sick,” said Karen Terio, a clinical professor and chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois and co-author of a study published recently in the...

[two baby Virginia opossums]

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Aug 5, 2019 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Opossum Orphans The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep our...

Twin cats, Lucy and Violet, lay together.

Cat Fights Autoimmune Disease

Jul 29, 2019 / Patient Stories

Lucy arrived at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital severely anemic with a red-blood-cell count barely compatible with life. WIth a strong family behind her, a caring doctor before her, and the suuport of the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hopsital staff Lucy continues to push through to recovery.

[pigs in a barn]

New: Online Certificate Programs for Livestock Professionals

Jul 26, 2019 / General News

Stand Out from the Herd The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine announces two certificate programs for the livestock industry, in Livestock Systems Health and Livestock Business Operations. Both provide graduate-level credit for people with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. And both allow learners to advance their professional credentials without leaving their homes....

Dr. Fan is a professor and serves as the principal investigator of the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory housed in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Get to Know Timothy Fan

Jun 13, 2019 / Get to Know

Dr. Timothy Fan serves as a professor and the Assistant Head of Research and Graduate Studies within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Expanding his specialties across the University, Dr. Fan serves as a core member to the Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People theme and as Assistant Director of Shared Resources for the Basic...

Feline Face Shape: A Health and Wellness Study

Jun 12, 2019 / General News

Calling All Cat Owners! To thank owners for completing the survey, they will be given an opportunity to submit a photo of their cats to be featured on the website and social media channels of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. (Visit the Facebook photo album to see all the photos we’ve received!)...

[raccoon]

Zoological Pathology Program Monitors Canine Distemper Outbreak

May 24, 2019 / General News

Disease can be transmitted from wildlife to pets “Zombie” raccoons are in the news again in Cook County. Called zombies because they stagger around and show abnormal behaviors, the raccoons are not undead but infected with a virus: canine distemper virus. This virus may infect a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, foxes, and skunks in...

[Illinois student group at Currumbin]

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Visit Delights Students

May 20, 2019 / Student Blogs

Koalas and echidnas and bats, oh my! Over spring break this year, five Illinois veterinary students and instructor Dr. Sarah Reich, medical director of the college’s Wildlife Medical Clinic, visited the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia. They participated in many activities in its wildlife hospital. Following are highlights from the students about their week...