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University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital                                     August 2017

 Ginger Passalacqua
 Ginger Passalacqua, Referral Coordinator

In July we mailed our hot-off-the press referral directory. The 2017-18 directory is different for a couple of exciting reasons:

1) The cover triggers an augmented reality image when viewed through the app “Illinois 3DVM,” available on Android (Apple to come). Download the app to watch the heart beat! Or view the animation online:

2) The directory includes a few narratives about Illinois services that are transforming how we care for your patients. From farrier services to cutting-edge MRI protocols to full-circle cancer care, we’re glowing a brighter orange, and it’s coming straight from the heart of veterinary science! #ScienceWithHeart

Contact me if you would like to schedule a visit at your clinic with one of our veterinary specialists.

—Ginger Passalacqua, Referral Coordinator




FAQs on Imaging at Illinois

Since the departure of the radiology faculty member and residents in May 2016, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has taken many steps to ensure that clinical patients receive quality imaging exams and that veterinary students receive the experience and education they need to become successful veterinarians. Here are answers to questions referrers may have about how the imaging service continues to operate.

Continue reading the FAQs.


Faculty Spotlight

Sharon Wagner, DVM, RDCS

Dr. Wagner

Dr. Wagner is an instructor and a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.

"I prepare for each case as if I am that patient’s primary doctor. In private practice, I used to manage these medical and surgical cases so I put all of my prior years of experience to work when I do this job. I enjoy putting the pieces of the puzzle together to help support the interns, residents, and clinicians. I wrap it together and discuss it with the senior students in the imaging rotation so they can see how all aspects of diagnostics fit together to direct us toward an answer. I am so grateful to have ended up at a university where the next generation of veterinarians begin their journey."

Continue reading about Dr. Wagner.



Vet Med Alumni Association Golf Outing
September 30

Ironhorse Golf Club, Tuscola, IL

Vet Med Open House
October 1


CE Opportunities

Ureterotomy and Neoureterocystostomy Short Course
September 13-15

Fall Conference for Veterinarians
October 25-27

Technicians Short Course
November 18

See calendar:


New Clinical Trial

Partially Funded Clinical Trial for Head and Neck Tumors in Dogs – Evaluation of Fluorescent Sentinel Lymph Node Imaging for Canine Head and Neck Neoplasia

See more clinical trials and studies: