September 2020

Dr. Amanda Predki by Alma Mater

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor,” said Dr. Amanda Predki. “It just took me a while to figure out that I wanted to be a veterinarian.” Growing up in Illinois, she never…
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Virtual Open House Challenges Stereotypes

September 29, 2020 / In the News

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill.; Sept. 29) – “We’re super excited about the chance to reach even more people this year by hosting our information about animals on the internet,” said Julie Klein, a…
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Can COVID Spread Between Pets and People?

September 25, 2020 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Sept. 21) – Dr. Will Sander discusses the importance of addressing the intersections of the health of people, animals, and the environment, and more specifically updates listeners on the risks of spreading…
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Veterinary Contributions to Illinois COVID Testing

September 23, 2020 / In the News

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Sept. 23) – The I-COVID test was a universitywide effort, but the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory played a major role…
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Great Ape Heart Project Recognized with AZA Award

September 20, 2020 / In the News

Albany (Ga.) Herald (Sept. 19) – The Great Ape Heart Project, based at Zoo Atlanta, received the prestigious 2020 Research Award with Top Honors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Over the past…
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New Residents & Interns 2020

September 16, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The College of Veterinary Medicine was delighted to welcome more than 30 veterinarians who joined us over the summer to complete clinical internships and residencies. These aspiring specialists take an active role in the delivery…
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Open House Invites Public to Challenge Stereotypes

September 12, 2020 / General News

Virtual Event Opens Sunday, Oct. 4 The COVID pandemic and the antiracism movement have made 2020 a year of change. Students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine embraced this opportunity to reimagine…
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What I Wish Owners Knew about Navicular Syndrome

September 11, 2020 / General News

Navicular syndrome is a common condition, but it is not simple or straightforward. To better understand why it seems like one treatment works great for one horse and marginally for another, it is important to…
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Tour the New Ambassador Residence at the Wildlife Medical Clinic

September 11, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (Sept. 2) – Dr. Sam Sander gives a tour of the new housing for the resident ambassador animals that help with the Wildlife Medical Clinic’s mission of public education.

Massive COVID Testing at University of Illinois

September 11, 2020 / In the News

ABC News (Sept. 10) – “The truth is we cannot test our way out of the pandemic,” Dr. Rebecca Smith, an epidemiologist at UIUC who designed its testing and exposure notification strategy, told ABC News….
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