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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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Cicadas Not (Probably) Harmful to Pets

May 13, 2024 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (May 10) – Veterinarians with University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine say these insects aren’t toxic to cats, dogs, or humans. However, complications can still come if your furry friend eats cicadas….
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Why Are the Turtles Crossing the Road?

May 11, 2024 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; May 9) – Wildlife Medical Clinic program coordinator Sydney Oliveira brought ambassador animal Hazel, the eastern box turtle, to talk about why you might be seeing turtles out and about during mating and…
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Student Earns Veterinary Degree from Illinois

May 09, 2024 / In the News

Commercial-News (Danville, Ill.; May 7) – Kira Conklin, daughter of Lara Conklin and Shawn Conklin of Oakwood, Ill., graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree…
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Easing the Process of Saying Good-bye to Pet

May 07, 2024 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; May 6) – Krystal Newberry, a licensed social worker and former certified veterinary technician who works at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, offers insights into what to expect regarding pet…
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Prof. Emeritus Speaks on Employee Satisfaction

May 06, 2024 / In the News

Pig Progress (May 6) Professor Larry Firkins, a veterinarian attached to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US, has a special interest in management matters and how culture in a pig-related work environment…
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