Paws Radio Archive

Caring for Older Pets with Dr. Catherine Williams, veterinarian at Mahomet Animal Hospital.  Pain management and Low Stress Handling at veterinary clinics were also discussed.  Our second guest was Jessica Sempek of Hospice Hearts, who explained how one can become a foster parent for dogs and cats with terminally ill owners in Central Illinois.  This program first aired September 26, 2015. Click here to listen

The Link and Domestic Violence with John Thompson, Deputy Executive Director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, and Lisa Little, legal advocate at Courage Connection. This program aired August 22, 2015. Click here to listen

The Link and Elder Abuse with Paul Needham, Steering Committee Member for the National Link Coalition with 35 years of experience in Adult Protective Services. This program first aired June 27, 2015.


Allergies in Pets with Dr. Jason Pieper, dermatology resident at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This program first aired April 25, 2015.


Pet Health Insurance with Rebecca Wallick, attorney and The Bark contributing editor, and Dr. Carol McConnell, Chief Veterinary Officer for Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI). This program first aired August 25, 2014.


Safe Relationships Between Dogs and Children with Jennifer Shryock, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and owner of Family Paws, LLC; and Animal Adventure Camp with Clay Foley, Humane Educator at Champaign County Humane Society. This program first aired June 23, 2014.


Pet Loss and Grief with Dr. Linda Harper, a clinical psychologist and co-facilitator of Wings, a pet loss support group sponsored by the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. This program first aired December 16, 2013.



Dog Training and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep
CARE Center has been pleased to offer affordable group dog training classes since the organization was formed.  As of August, 2014 we have suspended our classes due to the number of other training options in the area.  See the Resources page for online educational resources.

Pet U: Learning to Care for Pets
A series of classes offered by the CARE Center and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine from 2009-2012.