This page provides handy links to information about the status of college services as well as information for animal owners, veterinarians, and the college community regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please check back frequently as the situation is very fluid.
Last updated 6:30 pm, Wednesday, March 25.
College of Veterinary Medicine Services
To our clients: We believe reduced services will be in place for the foreseeable future. As soon as we know of a change in status, we will update this website. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.
- Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: Open for service, but closed to in-person visitors; samples may be left at the drop box
- Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Open for emergency services; specialty services available only for medically necessary procedures
- Veterinary Medicine South Clinic:
- Dog/Cat Primary Care: Seeing sick/urgent cases only. No appointments will be seen for elective procedures or wellness visits.
- Zoological Medicine: Seeing emergent/urgent cases only; postponing appointments that are not of an urgent nature.
- Medical District Veterinary Clinic (Chicago): Seeing sick patients only; wellness and routine procedures will be rescheduled.
- Note: Patients due for vaccines, especially Rabies, that go to boarding/daycare may be seen; determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Midwest Equine (Farmer City): Open for ambulatory service; in-clinic appointments limited to one client at a time
- Shelter Medicine: The Shelter Medicine mobile surgical unit is not currently visiting its shelter partners.
- Wildlife Medical Clinic: Not accepting new patients, as of Monday, March 23. Current patients and ambassador animals will be cared for as before. If you find an injured wild animal that is obviously suffering, humane euthanasia will be provided through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, or you can contact your local wildlife rehabilitator.
- Student instruction: Classes will be delivered online; clinical rotations in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital have been suspended and/or redirected to self-study; senior students can proceed with off-site externships if travel is by private car.
For members of the University of Illinois community: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 website
For members of the college community: College of Veterinary Medicine Internal Communications on COVID-19 (requires password)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 webpage
- CDC webpage specifically about Animals and COVID-19
- American Veterinary Medical Association COVID-19 webpage
- World Organisation for Animal Health COVID-19 webpage
College experts speak with news media on coronavirus
- News-Gazette: Is Now the Time to Adopt a Pet? March 25
- farmdoc webinar: Coronavirus and Ag: Lessons from Infectious Disease and Livestock March 24
- WILL-AM The 21st: School Closures and Virtual Learning March 16
- News-Gazette: Expert Defines ‘Coronavirus’ March 15
- Tampa Bay Times Coronavirus Transmission Unlikely Between People, Pets March 15
- ciLiving (WCIA-TV) How COVID-19 Is Affecting Wildlife March 11
- Science Alert No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus from Pets March 9
- News-Gazette Coronavirus Poses No Risk to Fido March 8
- WCIA-TV News Experts Say Dogs Cannot Get Coronavirus March 5
- Vision Times How the Coronavirus Is Spreading January 30