July 2021

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…
Read More >

[Akosua Nyarko]

Pandemic Promotes International Participation

July 14, 2021 / General News

Ghanaian Student Finds Program ‘Very Helpful’ Akosua Kumi Nyarko is in the fourth year of a six-year veterinary degree program at the University of Ghana. She says a friend told her about an educational opportunity…
Read More >

Time Is Ripe for Ticks

July 12, 2021 / In the News

The Center Square (July 10) – Will there be a surge in ticks this summer? Rebecca Smith, an associate professor of epidemiology with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois and the…
Read More >

The Problem of Veterinary Student Debt

July 09, 2021 / In the News

VIN (July 9) – Veterinary education costs and student borrowing appear to be on a continued upward trajectory. “It’s really concerning,” said Dr. Matt Holland, the former SAVMA president, who graduated four years ago from…
Read More >

AI Certificate for Healthcare Professionals

July 09, 2021 / In the News

dotmed.com (July 12) – The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has launched a new AI in Medicine Certificate program through an interdisciplinary partnership between the department of bioengineering at The Grainger College of Engineering, the Carle Illinois…
Read More >

Tick Advice

July 07, 2021 / In the News

WGN Radio (July 6) – Pathobiology PhD Candidate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Lee Ann Lyons, discusses tick removal tips, new species that are invading Illinois, and answers callers’ questions. https://wgnradio.com/john-landecker/how-to-spot-ticks-safely-remove-them-and-identify-them-with-the-new-tick-app/

Pimobendan Updates: When and Why

July 07, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Saki Kadotani, clinical assistant professor, is shown here in the hospital’s new interventional radiology suite. Pimobendan is a drug with both inotropic and vasodilatory properties that is used for the treatment of var­ious…
Read More >

Pharmacist’s Corner: Pentobarbital Problems

July 07, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

What happens when all pentobarbital products go on backorder? That’s what a lot of us found ourselves asking a couple months ago. A raw ingredient shortage from the end of 2020 led to backorders on…
Read More >