April 2020

Chicago Sun-Times (May 20) – Dr. Matt Allender, clinical veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society and director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory, led a team of researchers in finding and taking samples…
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Medication

Pharmacist’s Corner: New Name, Same Service

April 14, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

If you have called us or looked for us online lately, you may have noticed that we are no longer using the name “pharmacy.” Instead, we are calling ourselves the “Medication Dispensary.” Why the name…
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Dr. Sara Connolly

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Connolly, DVM, MS, DACVP

April 14, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I’m originally from Hammond, Ind., and attended veterinary school at Purdue. After veterinary school, I did a small animal rotating internship at a private practice in south Florida, then returned…
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Doctors exam cat

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Cyclosporine in Dogs and Cats

April 14, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Cyclosporine is an immunosuppres­sant agent commonly used in veterinary medicine. It is licensed for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in small animals but is also used in an extralabel fashion for systemic immune-mediated conditions such…
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Why Test a Tiger for Coronavirus?

April 13, 2020 / In the News

Wired (April 12) – “This is a disease nobody knows about. … We need to all work together and collaborate across states, across countries, across specialties to be able to get the answers that everyone…
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How Does COVID-19 Affect Our Pets?

April 09, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 8) – Dr. Will Sander, who leads the veterinary-public health joint degree program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, shares that the risk for transmission to pets is low based…
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Clinic Reopens after Death of Alumnus Dr. Peter Sakas

April 09, 2020 / In the News

Patch (Niles-Morton Grove, Ill.; April 7) – The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sakas’ alma mater, shared reflections and memories from alumni who knew Sakas… Those who would like…
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Can Pets Get Coronavirus?

April 07, 2020 / In the News

Time Magazine (April 7) – “A tiger is not a domestic cat, they are a completely different species of cats,” says Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College…
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College Aids Diagnosis of COVID-19 in Bronx Zoo Tiger

April 06, 2020 / In the News

USA Today (April 6) – “This is an important case because it is a natural infection,” said Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine. “But…
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