September 2021

Dr. Coretta Patterson and Dr. Christina Tran

This message will appear in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Today 33 U.S. institutions grant veterinary degrees. That number will rise to 34 this fall, when the first-ever veterinary college in Puerto Rico opens….
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Vet Med Open House on Oct. 3

September 29, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 28) – The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual open house is back as an in-person event, and much of it will be held outdoors. It’s set for 10 a.m. to…
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No Evidence on Ivermectin Use in People

September 27, 2021 / In the News

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Sept. 26) – University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine I-Learning Center Director Dr. James Lowe said his opinion is that the matter is largely political, since the ivermectin trend is largely occurring in…
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Ways to Support Wildlife

September 25, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV: Sept. 24) – Dr. Sam Sander, director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic, and the very vocal American kestrel Thistle were guests to share about upcoming opportunities to support the clinic by participating in…
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COVID Testing Reaches K-12 Schools

September 24, 2021 / In the News

National Public Radio (Sept. 23) – Every school that can manage it should consider testing students weekly — even twice a week, if possible, says Becky Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois in…
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COVID Vaccines for Zoo Animals—and Pets?

September 23, 2021 / In the News

News Channel 20 (ABC-TV, Springfield, Ill.; September 22) – According to Dr. Samantha Sander, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, “Most of these cases [in animals] we can…
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Infants’ Exposure to Microplastics

September 22, 2021 / In the News

Wired (Sept. 22) – An alarming new study finds that infant feces contain 10 times more polyester fibers than adult feces. “We should be concerned because the (endocrine-disrupting chemicals) in microplastics have been shown to…
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How We—And You—Can Give New Grads a Good Start

September 17, 2021 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October/November 2021 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Do you recall your first job after graduation? Did you feel ready to practice? Did you feel supported in…
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Alumnus Gary Stamp Honored in Monticello

September 17, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 16) – Monticello, Ill., has designated the portion of Kratz between Monticello High School and the Wilkey Sports Complex in honor of Dr. Gary Stamp, the Monticello alum, veteran and noted veterinarian who…
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Vet Med Open House Is Back for 2021

September 16, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 19) – Emin Budimlic, a second-year veterinary student who serves on the event’s organizing committee, brought his dog Cargo the corgi to share the news about what people can see and do…
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