September 2021

Dr. Alex Gochenauer and dog, Loki

Dr. Alex Gochenauer pictured above with dog, Loki, began working as the clinical staff pharmacist in June 2020. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I started working at the College of…
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Alumni Awards Recognize Twice the Awesomeness

September 16, 2021 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association have announced the winners of the annual awards to be presented on Thursday, October 28, as part of the Annual Fall Conference for…
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Welcome, New Clinical Faculty!

September 16, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Bailey Brame is a clinical assistant professor in dermatology. She earned a DVM at North Carolina State Univer­sity and completed her dermatology and allergy residency at the Universi­ty of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hadley Gleason is…
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What Is a Beyond Use Date?

September 16, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Beyond use dates (BUDs) are different from expiration dates. Manufactured drugs have expiration dates, which are determined through extensive studies of the drugs’ stability, whereas com­pounded medications use BUDs. A BUD is the time after…
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Faculty Spotlight: Edgar Garrett, DVM, MS, DACT

September 15, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am originally from southwest Florida and attended Auburn University for my undergraduate studies and veterinary school. My first job as a veterinarian was at the University of Illinois as…
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Saliva-based COVID Tests in Schools

September 15, 2021 / In the News

Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith, a University of Illinois infectious disease epidemiologist, developed the studies that earned their test its emergency authorization. She said PCR tests are not only reliable, but very sensitive. And they’re better…
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COVID Vaccinations in Zoo Animals

September 09, 2021 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Sept. 9) – There’s only about 70 or so zoos across the entire country that even have access to this vaccine right now,” Dr. Samantha Sander, Clinical Assistant Professor at College of Veterinarian…
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In Memoriam: Dr. Arthur ‘Bob’ Twardock

September 09, 2021 / Alumni News

Dr. Bob Twardock passed away on Friday, September 3. He was a pioneer in the field of equine nuclear medicine. Working with Dr. Michael Devous, he developed non-invasive techniques using a gamma camera to diagnose…
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Be a Vet Tech at the Teaching Hospital

September 03, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 2) – Two longtime certified veterinary technicians at the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Kim Byrne and Jenny Byrd, talked about their careers at the college and hiring opportunities for veterinary technicians opening…
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