May 2024

veterinary students Naomi Esquivel and Melanie Narvaez

This message will appear in the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Two students in our DVM Class of 2025 received highly competitive scholarships from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) this year….
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Get to Know Michelle Borsdorf

May 23, 2024 / Get to Know

Dr. Michelle Borsdorf, pictured above with her spouse and dog, Scoter, is a clinical assistant professor and service head of the Zoological Medicine service at the College of Veterinary Medicine. When did you begin working…
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Tick Threat in Illinois Increases

May 23, 2024 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (May 22) – “Ticks are expanding their range,” said Dr. Becky Smith, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “They’re moving into a lot of places,…
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Tick Advice by the Numbers

May 23, 2024 / In the News

Pest Gnome (May 22) – Dr. Becky Smith, associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, gives her top three misconceptions about ticks and answers other questions to help people and pets…
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Why Prepare for Disease Outbreaks?

May 20, 2024 / In the News

Pork magazine (May 17) – Although the lessons learned are different for each stakeholder group, Yvette Johnson-Walker, DVM, and senior lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois College of…
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UI Expert Says Humans at Low Risk of Avian Flu

May 13, 2024 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (May 13) – Dr. Jim Lowe, veterinary clinical medicine, explained that the avian influenza virus infects animals via a specific receptor found in birds but not in mammals, although cows have both receptor…
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