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DR. SALLY J. FOOTE graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1984 after completing her undergraduate coursework at Purdue University.   After 4 years of small animal practice in Chicago, Dr. Foote  purchased Okaw Veterinary Clinic in Tuscola il.  She has practiced small animal medicine and behavior there from 1988 to present.  

Dr. Foote has held offices for the Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association,  Illinois  Veterinary Medical Foundation , as well as currently  student co coordinator to the student chapters of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.  Dr. Foote has been a selected speaker at the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's annual meetings 2010 and 2013 with topics  on positive handling methods and aggression reduction during exams.  Dr. Foote regularly  guest lecturer s at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.   Articles on behavior in practice have been featured in DVM 360, Epitome, and Impromed publications.   She has also achieved certification in feline behavior by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Dr. Foote has also developed a method of recording and scoring positive conditioners to the veterinary exam to reduce pet aggression and continues to promote and develop  less stressful/ positive handling for all pets during the veterinary experience . 


Veterinary Technician

Case Studies in Canine Aggression:  Low Stress Handling (Webinar)

Review and discuss actual cases with Sally J. Foote, DVM, demonstrating techniques that reduce aggression in the office.  Techniques, tools, and strategizing before handling will be explored.  Additional information on fast acting pain reduction and positive use of muzzles will also be demonstrated.  Receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.

Coming soon!
WBT 330-001Z

Veterinary Technician Assistant Training-NAVTA Accredited

Veterinary assistants have been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the fastest growing professions!  Discover the science of Veterinary Medicine and be able to help provide medical care to sick and injured animals.  Learn the basic physiological and scientific properties of various animals and demonstrate your competency working with animals under the supervision of Veterinary Medicine specialist.  


This program is NAVTA accredited (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and students qualify to sit for the Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) Exam.  Veterinary Assistants can work with Veterinarians in private practice, animal shelters, animal control facilities, pet stores, kennels and veterinary drug companies.


Tue/Thu Aug 25-Nov 3

Externship: Nov 4-Dec 4

Final Exam: Dec 10

Last Day: Dec 15
HCS 750 001Z

Aug 27

FREE Information Session

Tuesday Aug 11


To register by phone, call 217/351-2235

Session will provide:

Important course details

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Insight into a career as a Veterinary Technician Assistant..


No Pain, No Maim: Quick Pain Relief Strategies

Learn how simple modifications of office procedures reduces patient pain during in-office procedures. Dr. Sally J. Foote, DVM, will demonstrate techniques for blood draws, injections, anal sac expression, small wound closure, ear exams, and other orthopedic exams. Receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. 

Coming Soon!
WBT 742-001Z




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