May 2020

veterinary students Naomi Esquivel and Melanie Narvaez

This message will appear in the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Two students in our DVM Class of 2025 received highly competitive scholarships from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) this year….
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Recent Posts



Wildlife Medical Clinic Reopens

May 21, 2020 / In the News

Danville Commercial News (May 20) – The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic returned to accepting new patients on May 18. However, because the ongoing pandemic requires several procedural modifications to ensure the safety of…
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Risk of COVID Infection from Cats

May 19, 2020 / In the News

Popular Science (May 18) – To date, there have been no reports of a human becoming infected with the virus due to interactions with an infected cat. Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: COVID-Related Drug Shortages

May 15, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

While drug shortages have been a part of our daily life for some time, COVID-19 has caused some new drug shortages. These shortages have two possible causes: Manufacturing interruptions of the active ingredients and/or the…
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Follicular Conjunctivitis

Eyes on Fire: Managing Conjunctivitis in Dogs

May 15, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Multiple pink, raised follicles can be seen on the anterior third eyelid and along the ventral palpebral conjunctiva in this dog, giving it a cobblestone-like appearance.   We all know that conjunctival redness, or hyperemia,…
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[Sarah Wright at an aquarium]

Block Z: My Journey’s Unexpected End

May 15, 2020 / Student Blogs

‘Thank you for the learning, friendship’ When we’re young we learn the alphabet. I remember dressing up as the letter “Z” for the alphabet parade in kindergarten, parading around my elementary school with zippers glued…
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