October 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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Grad Student Appreciation: Vasiliki Mourikes

October 26, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

What is your academic background? I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Science degrees in both chemistry and integrative biology. I graduated with distinction for my undergraduate thesis on the…
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[Dr. Julie Nguyen]

Shared Laboratory Manager Stands Out

October 20, 2021 / Research News

Dr. Julie Nguyen’s denim blue overalls stood out as she walked through the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In an environment filled with doctors and clinical students dressed in scrubs, her attire is not…
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Dog Owners, Beware of Backyard Fungi

October 18, 2021 / In the News

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 16) – Dr. Jenica Haraschak, an emergency and critical care specialist with the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine, advises remaining vigilant year-round for mushrooms growing in yards,…
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[Agrawal, Varga, Yudhanto]

Advancing Health by the Numbers

October 13, 2021 / Pathobiology

As a veterinary epidemiologist, Dr. Csaba Varga is used to dealing with large data sets. But whether he is analyzing how location affects the risk of people getting a foodborne disease in a city or…
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Global Threat of African Swine Fever

October 12, 2021 / In the News

Wired (New York City, Oct. 12) – There is no vaccine and no treatment for African swine fever, which recently killed half the pigs in China. Now it’s in the Caribbean and on the doorstep…
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Research Tracks Turtle Health

October 08, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Oct. 7) – Dr. Laura Adamovicz, veterinarian and research scientist with the Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois as well as an affiliate of the Illinois Natural History Survey, shares details…
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Open House Gives Public Inside View of Veterinary Medicine

October 06, 2021 / In the News

WAND-TV (Oct. 5) – A reporter spoke with several veterinary students involved in putting on the annual Vet Med Open House to get a comprehensive look at the veterinary profession. https://www.wandtv.com/news/university-of-illinois-vet-open-house-attracts-large-crowds/article_ac6f8dd2-25e3-11ec-986f-53225380bf69.html

Memorable Moments with Animals

October 05, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 3) – Faculty members Drs. Annette McCoy and Gene Pavlovsky share stories about animals in their past. A couple of graduates of the college are also featured: Dr. Mary Welle Strang, Class of…
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