November 2021

Dr. Amanda Predki by Alma Mater

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor,” said Dr. Amanda Predki. “It just took me a while to figure out that I wanted to be a veterinarian.” Growing up in Illinois, she never…
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College Celebrates 2020, 2021 Excellence Awards

November 29, 2021 / General News

The 29th annual College of Veterinary Medicine excellence awards program took place on November 22, when nine members of the college community were recognized for outstanding contributions to the college. Additionally, 58 staff members were…
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Deer Infected with COVID Put Hunters on Alert

November 29, 2021 / In the News

The Center Square (Nov. 22) – Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith, epidemiologist and veterinarian at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, said the high percentage of infected deer is a red flag for hunters this season. She…
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Will COVID Become Endemic?

November 23, 2021 / In the News

KCBS Radio (San Francisco; Nov. 22) – The reality of a seasonal COVID-19 surge is coming into view, but isn’t quite here, says Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith, a U. of I. professor of epidemiology. “I…
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COVID and Thanksgiving 2021

November 22, 2021 / In the News

New York Times (Nov. 22) – Dr. Rebecca Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois, said she planned to travel by vehicle with her children to see family but would get tested before and…
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Abby Hwang is a graduate student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Grad Student Appreciation: Abby Hwang

November 19, 2021 / Research News

Studies that have had a significant impact on society always start with a sufficient understanding of fundamental science in the field. Therefore, I believe that my research will contribute to a better understanding of basic cell, developmental, and reproductive biology. In addition, I hope it would become a cornerstone for knowledge and medications that contribute to human and animal life.

Pet Oral Health

November 16, 2021 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Nov. 15) – Dr. Mallory Kanwal, who completed a three-year residency in veterinary dentistry at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, talks with host Kelly Goodwin about caring for your…
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COVID Vaccines for Pets?

November 15, 2021 / In the News

New York Times (Nov. 15) – “A vaccine is quite unlikely, I think, for dogs and cats,” Dr. Will Sander, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, said. “The risk of disease spread and…
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