Tick Surveillance in U.S. Has Gaps

Jun 30, 2020 / In the News

Horsetalk (June 29) – A clear gap exists in the US public health infrastructure, say researchers who have conducted the first-ever survey of the nation’s tick management programs, with a focus on public health outcomes. Findings from the survey, conducted by university researchers at the CDC’s five Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence (University of...

University Foaling Program Credits Veterinary Hospital

Jun 29, 2020 / In the News

AgriNews (June 28) – Farm manager Molly Baldes, who oversees the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences “FoalWatch” program, credits the the successful birth of 24 foals this season “to luck, the hard work of everyone at the farm, as well as the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital for those foals who required...

River Ridge Grad Robin Holland Contributes to COVID-19 Research

Jun 23, 2020 / In the News

The Galena Gazette (June 15) – Veterinarian and pathologist, Robin Holland, combined her lifelong love of agriculture with her passion for research and infectious diseases. “I love the notion of discovery with research and using science to solve real-world problems,” Holland said. Holland is currently on a COVID-19 research team for the University of Illinois...

New Hope for Dogs with Cancer

Jun 14, 2020 / In the News

Today’s Veterinary Practice (May/June) – A study at the University of Illinois is using an immunotherapy approach to combat metastatic disease in dogs with osteosarcoma, according to Timothy Fan, DVM, PhD. Researchers at Illinois are also looking at 2 novel drugs to treat brain cancer in dogs. New Hope For Dogs With Cancer

Mosquito-borne Disease Study

Jun 8, 2020 / In the News

Chicago Sun-Times (June 7) – Researchers at a University of Illinois institute are studying how the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito has spread in the state over three decades. Rebecca Smith, a professor of pathobiology, said winters are warmer in cities like Chicago because of the roads and concrete and there’s an abundance of places like...

Veterinary Student 2020 Successes

Jun 4, 2020 / In the News

Daily Herald (May 29) – David Liss, son of Mr. Ken and Mrs. Sheri Liss of Mundelein, Ill., graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 16.   The Tribune (June 1) – Ellen Jarvis, daughter of Tony and Bonnie Jarvis of Columbus,...

University of Illinois Planning to Test All Students

May 29, 2020 / In the News

WAND-TV News (May 28) – The University of Illinois plans to test all students for COVID-19 as they return for classes in the fall.  The UI plans to set up its own testing center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, the News Gazette reports.

UI Plans its Own Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine

May 29, 2020 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 28) – Plans are underway on the University of Illinois campus to be in position to test all students who return in the fall. … To accomplish the first part, the UI plans to set up its own center at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Wildlife Medical Clinic Reopens

May 21, 2020 / In the News

Danville Commercial News (May 20) – The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic returned to accepting new patients on May 18. However, because the ongoing pandemic requires several procedural modifications to ensure the safety of staff and community finders, the Wildlife Medical Clinic will be operating on a limited capacity.

Risk of COVID Infection from Cats

May 19, 2020 / In the News

Popular Science (May 18) – To date, there have been no reports of a human becoming infected with the virus due to interactions with an infected cat. Karen Terio, chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, told the New York Times that it’s more likely that cats...