February 2022

Chicago Sun-Times (May 20) – Dr. Matt Allender, clinical veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society and director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory, led a team of researchers in finding and taking samples…
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Faculty Spotlight: Bailey Brame, DVM, DACVD

February 27, 2022 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Brame is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology. Tell us about your background. I am a North Carolina native who headed north to Massachusetts to attend Wellesley College, where I studied economics and biology….
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First Illinois Dog Tests Positive for SARS-CoV-2

February 27, 2022 / In the News

WGN-TV (Feb. 25) – Veterinary virologists with the University of Illinois recently confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in a dog in Illinois who was exposed to an infected human during the New Year’s holiday….
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Leyi Wang Leads Zoo Animal COVID Testing

February 18, 2022 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Feb. 16) – Dr. Leyi Wang, veterinary virologist, talks about the role he and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have played in diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 in zoo animals from binturongs to Malayan tigers. https://www.wcia.com/news/u-of-i-tests-animals-across-the-country-for-covid/ Also…
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Dr. Anne Barger

Anne Barger Selected as Next Clinical Medicine Head

February 16, 2022 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Spring 2022 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. The new head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine will be familiar to any of you who…
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MRI for Bearded Dragons

February 15, 2022 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 15) – Dr. Krista Keller, head of the zoological companion animal service, teamed up with Beckman Institute to develop protocols for safely anesthetizing and performing MRIs on bearded dragons, the most popular pet…
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