October 2020

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 10) – Dr. Becky Smith shared tips for avoiding ticks as well as for removing them if they make their way onto two- or four-legged family members. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/ciliving-stories/ciliving/u-of-i-vet-medicine-protection-against-tick-bites

Recent Posts



Veterinary Technicians Play Crucial Role in Care

October 29, 2020 / In the News

Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.; Oct. 28) – Certified veterinary technicians are the backbone of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, a busy referral hospital. They keep about 20 distinct specialty services running…
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Wildlife Ambassadors and Winter Wildlife Tips

October 28, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Oct. 28) – PR coordinators for the Wildlife Medical Clinic, students Sara Colin and Caralee Stover, explain how the ambassador animals are preparing for winter in their new residence, which can be visited…
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How Early Was COVID Spreading in Illinois?

October 28, 2020 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; Oct. 27) – The 21st spoke to Jessica Davis from Northeastern University (Boston) and Becky Smith, epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Pathobiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, about how early…
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[COVID-19 Updates]

College Services and Resources During COVID-19 Measures

October 26, 2020 / General News

  This page provides handy links to information about the status of college services as well as information for animal owners, veterinarians, and the college community regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Last updated October 26. College…
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Allison Artis

Get to Know Allison Artis

October 22, 2020 / Get to Know

Allis Artis, Associate Director of Business Services, began working for the college on March 2, 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic sent non-essential staff to work from home. When did you begin working at…
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[Mackenzie with Odin the red-tailed hawk]

Vet School in the Age of COVID

October 21, 2020 / Student Blogs

A First-Year’s Perspective Under normal circumstances, starting professional school feels a bit like stepping into the unknown. As I anticipated my first quarter of veterinary school, this feeling was only amplified by the uncertainty of…
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Coronavirus Testing at University of Illinois

October 16, 2020 / In the News

NPR (October 16) – “We accounted for the fact that students would party,” noted Dr. Rebecca Smith, a veterinary epidemiologist, of the campus’s testing models. But the “human factor” of epidemiology was new to Dr….
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Equine Expert to Speak on Neonatal Foals

October 16, 2020 / In the News

HorseTalk (Oct. 16) – On October 24, equine neonatologist Dr Pam Wilkins from the University of Illinois will be discussing clinical cases commonly encountered in stud farms and referring hospitals. https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2020/10/16/lecture-series-equine-reproduction/

chelsy polite

Get to Know Chelsy Polite

October 16, 2020 / Get to Know

Chelsy Polite began working as a Client Service Representative for the South Clinic on January 2nd, 2020. Describe your role at the college: My role is a Client Services Representative at the South Clinic. Answering all the phone…
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