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Heartworm Disease: Why Your Pet Really Does Need Monthly Prevention

Heartworm disease, spread by mosquitoes, has been documented in all 50 states, and is considered endemic in 48 states. Both temperature and humidity play an important role in the life cycle of heartworms. When a mosquito bites a heartworm-positive dog, the mosquito ingests the microfilaria (maggot stage of heartworm). Inside the mosquito, the microfilaria matures […]

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How to Ensure Your Pet Has the Longest, Healthiest Life Possible

May 6 through 12 is National Pet Week! This annual celebration sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers an opportunity for veterinarians to join with clients to promote responsible pet ownership and honor the many amazing pets in our lives. This year’s theme is “Barks, Purrs, Tweets, Neighs … Pets Speak Love Many […]

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Pet Owner’s Guide to the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and despite the date on the calendar, we are grappling with 60-degree Chicago weather. This helps make the Hallmark Channel’s holiday movie marathon seem a tad bit more inappropriate than normal and also augments my somewhat resentful feelings about premature holiday music leaking from every single possible place in the world. And again, […]

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Veterinary Technicians, Connect with Us!

Are you ready to put your clinical skills, communication skills, and caring into practice at a clinic committed to delivering the best veterinary service? The University of Illinois Medical District Veterinary Clinic in Chicago seeks a veterinary technician to be part of our patient-centered, client-focused team. This full-time (37.5-hour week), civil-service (contract) position requires successful […]

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Join Our Team: Office Administrator Position Open

Work for an amazing clinic that has a close bond with its patients and clients. (Just see all of our positive reviews on Facebook and Yelp!) The University of Illinois Medical District Veterinary Clinic in Chicago seeks an Office Administrator to provide administrative support and assistance to the Director of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic and […]

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Greyhound Overcomes Rare Condition

A rare but life-threatening condition called “exertional rhabdomyolysis” recently afflicted a patient of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois. This complicated term refers to extreme muscle damage that occurs as a result of short, high-intensity workouts. Affected animals may appear dehydrated, painful, weak, disoriented, and nauseous. Rhabdomyolytic attacks can happen to any animal or […]

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