WMC Blog

Winter Time in Illinois

While the wintertime blues can be triggered during the shorter days and colder temperatures winter brings, we also tend to see an exciting change in the wildlife population during this time. Some birds, bats and insects migrate out of Illinois and head towards warmer weather…
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Toad-ally Three-and-a-half-legged

This adult male American toad (Bufo americanus) presented to the Wildlife Medical Clinic in November with a left hind leg wound. While the injury was notably severe, our exam showed the toad was using the leg to bear weight and had appropriate reflexes, indicating that the…
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Welcome Bri!

The Wildlife Medical Clinic would like to welcome our new student manager Bri Huff! Bri is a first-year veterinary student from Ringwood, IL. She completed her undergraduate education here at the University of Illinois, where…
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Give A Wild Gift This Holiday Season

Did you know whether you’re looking for a gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one or you prefer investing in the community than giving things, December brings plenty of opportunities to give a gift of the…
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Holiday Lights

Carly Clark, C/O 2024 With the holiday season upon us, its that time of the year where everyone starts to break out the extravagant decorations. Giant candy canes and inflatable snowmen start appearing in yards,…
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Frogs that can’t freeze

By Cassie Lynch, C/O 2023 As winter approaches, many local species prepare for the colder temperatures by relocating, growing a thicker fur coat, and even hibernating. We often think of birds, foxes, and bears as…
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Meet the New WMC House Officers

The Wildlife Medical Clinic would like to welcome the newest additions to our team!  Dr. Balbine Jourdan:  Please welcome Dr. Balbine Jourdan, our new Zoological Medicine Specialty Intern! Dr. Jourdan is originally from Washington D.C….
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Raptors, Rats and Rodenticide

This time of year, rodents become a bothersome issue for many households making many people reach for rodenticides to control the issue. While these poisons are effective for rodent control, they pose a threat to…
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