January 2022

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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New Vaccination Urged for Pet Rabbits

January 27, 2022 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 27) – The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a series of vaccination clinics to immunize pet rabbits against a deadly variant of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus before spring, when…
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[Dria Talley greets a dog in the training program]

Correctional Center Connects with Canines

January 25, 2022 / Student Blogs

Our student chapter of the Human-Animal Bond Association (HABA) assisted, once again, with a program at the Shawnee Correctional Center last fall. Following a pause during the pandemic, the Shawnee Wellness Assistance Therapy Training (SWATT) program, which began in 2018, resumed its mission of allowing inmates to train dogs for veterans and people with special needs. The Illinois HABA club visits the correctional facility to assist inmates with animal care and training.  

Campus Enters Spring Semester Cautiously

January 13, 2022 / In the News

WILL-AM (Urbana, Ill.; Jan. 12) – Dr. Rebecca Smith, an assistant professor of epidemiology, said “We really encourage people to be cautious over the next few weeks.” The University of Illinois is expecting a surge…
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Big Cats Get COVID; Can Your Pet Cat Too?

January 11, 2022 / In the News

WGN Radio (Jan. 10) – Last week, an Illinois zoo lost a snow leopard to COVID-19. With big cats carrying and now dying from COVID-19, is there a chance your house cat could catch the…
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Das Selected for Award on Cannabis Chemistry

January 07, 2022 / In the News

PRNewswire (Dec. 22) – Dr. Aditi Das, comparative biosciences, was selected for the ElSohly Award to present her work at the Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, Calif., in March….
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Weight Loss Program for Pets

January 07, 2022 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV: Jan. 6) – Carrie Chandler brought June, the French bulldog, to the show to talk about precautions and strategies for taking the extra weight off your pet. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s rehabilitation service…
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Indoor Humidity Needs of Pets

January 05, 2022 / In the News

Consumer Reports (Jan. 2) – Optimal indoor humidity for furry pets is generally the same as it is for humans, so using a humidifier to reduce dryness can be worthwhile, says Gene Pavlovsky, medical director…
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