When a patient is brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic, we have a multitude of options for diagnostic testing. Many of our patients undergo blood tests and radiographs (x-rays), but our options don’t stop there! Our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is equipped to process any number of samples, including swabs, blood, and biopsied tissue. Having the expertise of laboratory technicians and pathologists means we can optimize the value of every sample we collect. Because we are in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we can also utilize equipment like ultrasound, CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and endoscopy. In addition to these modalities, we have the invaluable expertise of veterinarians trained to utilize them and eager to teach all of us students how to do the same. Here’s a little bit of information that helps us decide when to utilize different diagnostic tools and tests. Continue reading
Traveling the world has been a dream of mine, just like becoming a veterinarian. What better way to experience the world’s amazing wonders and furthering my education to become a better future veterinarian than having the opportunity to pursue both my passions simultaneously?
This January, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Australia and experience their culture, current political affairs and become more educated on various topics, including conservation efforts and wildlife species healthcare. Created by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, this trip allowed six students to visit Australia for two weeks, spending one in Sydney and the other in Currumbin.
Our Facebook friends were in for quite a ride following our recent Ring-necked duck patient’s case! The initial details of the case were even featured on Fox Illinois- read the article here: https://foxillinois.com/news/local/ui-wildlife-clinic-performs-blood-transfusion-from-owl-to-duck! Continue reading