Exotics

[exterior of clinic with reptile, cat, and parrot]

Serving Dogs, Cats, Zoological Species Veterinary Medicine South Clinic, part of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, achieved a significant milestone in veterinary care with its accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). AAHA…
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[pet tarantula]

When Your Pet Has Eight Legs

December 10, 2019

Tarantulas May Live 10 to 30 Years Not all “furry friends” have fur. Some people choose tarantulas as their family companion. Dr. Krista Keller, a board-certified specialist in zoological medicine at the University of Illinois…
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[dog in a car]

Traveling with Pets: Know the Rules

December 08, 2019

Pet travel is regulated “Most people consider pets as family members and often bring their pets with them when traveling,” says Dr. Adriana Roman-Muniz, a veterinary medical officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…
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[Dr. Stephanie Keating intubates a tiger]

Big Cat Care Requires Anesthesia

January 28, 2019

Illinois Anesthesia Team Helps Exotic Felines Think your cat is uncooperative during a veterinary examination? Image if your cat weighed more than 400 pounds and had three-inch-long teeth and claws! Unsurprisingly, lions, tigers, and other…
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[jababy gets four root canals]

Big Cats, Little Cats Need a Dentist

February 17, 2018

Teeth Similar in Structure, Different in Care Dr. Katherine Kling is a veterinarian who typically sees dogs and cats through the dentistry service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Recently Dr….
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Hedgehogs Make Cute but Challenging Pets

December 04, 2017

Hedgehogs are nocturnal, athletic, and solitary Hedgehogs have gained popularity as pets in recent decades. Before you add one to your family, Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital…
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[cat statue in pet cemetery]

Take Time to Grieve Your Pet

September 04, 2017

National Pet Memorial Day Is September 10 “The death of a pet is one of the few types of loss that may not be appreciated by others as a true cause for grief,” says Gail…
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