In Memory of Isabella

10 baby bunnies in a box Thank you to Randy and Patricia Rushing for sponsoring a day at the Wildlife Medical Clinic.  They chose to sponsor July 21st, in honor of Isabella, their beautiful golden retriever.  The Rushings chose this day to remember Isabella as it is the anniversary of her passing into the spiritual realm.  Isabella, your parents love and miss you!

This gift will help injured, sick and orphaned wild animals, such as these orphaned bunnies and muskrats.  It will provide numerous educational opportunities for veterinary students.

 

Learn more about how you can sponsor a day at three baby muskrats on a towel eating out of a bowlthe Wildlife Medical Clinic here: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/wildlife/giving/sponsor-a-day/

Dress to (not) Impress

BY: Kristen Braitkrus UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Who is this weirdo wearing a sheet, surgical mask, and gloves and what are they doing with that needle? Believe it or not, this is one of your friendly Wildlife Medical Clinic veterinary student volunteers! The patient this volunteer is treating is one that requires a very special dress code for a very special reason.

Rachel wears draped scrubs

Springtime is an extremely busy time for the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Baby animals are brought in in droves to the Small Animal Clinic and veterinary student volunteers sign up for multiple shifts during the weekdays and weekends to keep these babies warm, clean and fed.

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SSssssssssssnake 101

BY: Monica Liszka UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

garter snake As the weather warms up, you may encounter a surprising native resident of Illinois: snakes! Illinois is home to over 30 species of snakes, most of which are harmless to humans but essential to the health of their natural habitats. Eleven of these species (as of 2015) are endangered or threatened in Illinois due to habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. Often living near meadows and swamps, some snakes can swim or even climb trees!

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