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College Services and Resources During COVID-19 Measures

[COVID-19 Updates]


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 of Veterinary Medicine Services

To our clients: Most of our services have been restored. However, access to our facilities remains limited to college personnel. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: Open for service, but closed to in-person visitors; samples may be left at the drop box
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Open for specialty and emergency services. Read more.
  • Veterinary Medicine South Clinic:
    • Dog/Cat Primary Care: Seeing patients and communicating with owners via phone/outdoors.
    • Zoological Medicine: Seeing emergent/urgent cases only; postponing appointments that are not of an urgent nature.
  • Medical District Veterinary Clinic (Chicago): Seeing patients and communicating with owners by phone or through social distancing.
    • As of April 13, offering telemedicine appointments (phone or video conference) for established clients whose pets have been seen in the previous 12 months.
  • Midwest Equine (Farmer City): Open for ambulatory service only.
  • Shelter Medicine: The Shelter Medicine program has resumed offering spay and neuter surgeries through its shelter partners; community medicine appointments are not yet available.
  • Wildlife Medical Clinic: Accepting new patients with some restrictions.
  • Student instruction: Plans are in place for the Class of 2021 to fulfill the requirements for their clinical year and graduation. Fall semester courses for veterinary students are offered with a mix of in-person (while adhering to public health guidelines such as social distancing) and remote learning through November 20.

College/Campus Resources

For animal owners: Coronavirus and Pets: FAQs for Owners; Zoonotic Disease and the Coronavirus (podcast); Coronavirus: Is It Safe to Leave the House? (podcast)

For veterinarians: COVID-19: Recommendations for Veterinary Practices; COVID-19: Surgical Mask Shortages Impact Veterinarians

For members of the University of Illinois community: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 website

External Resources

College experts speak with news media on coronavirus

Dozens of local and national news outlets have interviewed College of Veterinary Medicine faculty about the pandemic and how it impacts human and animal health and animal agriculture. To see a listing of these stories, please scroll through the posts listed in our “In the News” page.