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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Dec 1, 2020 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Northern Saw-Whet Owl The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep...

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Virtual Fall Conference Opens December 1

Nov 24, 2020 / General News

Stay Connected, Earn CE Credit Diverse Topics More than three dozen speakers will cover a wide range of topics. As in recent years, keynote addresses focus on big-picture issues relevant to all veterinary professionals. On December 1, Dr. Isabel Molina-Guzmán will give listeners both the science and the strategy for creating inclusive spaces in veterinary...

[mouse fungal lung infections]

Lung Association Grant Funds Research into Fungal Lung Infections

Nov 13, 2020 / Pathobiology

Study Targets Protein Tied to Immunity Som G. Nanjappa, DVM, PhD, a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Illinois, was recently awarded a grant through the American Lung Association. Dr. Nanjappa’s grant is one of 98 carefully selected by the Lung Association through rigorous scientific review. In total, a $11.55...

[dog on exam table]

COVID-19: Recommendations for Veterinary Practices

Nov 10, 2020 / COVID-19

Best Practices for Vet Practices This list of recommendations was compiled in March by Dr. Ashley Mitek from information provided by the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, and Dr. Jim Lowe of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine; it was last updated by...

Allison Artis

Get to Know Allison Artis

Oct 22, 2020 / Get to Know

Allis Artis, Associate Director of Business Services, began working for the college on March 2, 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic sent non-essential staff to work from home. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine? I started at the College of Veterinary Medicine on March 2, 2020 but I have...

[Mackenzie with Odin the red-tailed hawk]

Vet School in the Age of COVID

Oct 21, 2020 / Student Blogs

A First-Year’s Perspective Under normal circumstances, starting professional school feels a bit like stepping into the unknown. As I anticipated my first quarter of veterinary school, this feeling was only amplified by the uncertainty of a global pandemic. Not only was I unsure of what classes would be like, I was worried that things such...

chelsy polite

Get to Know Chelsy Polite

Oct 15, 2020 / Get to Know

Chelsy Polite began working as a Client Service Representative for the South Clinic on January 2nd, 2020. Describe your role at the college: My role is a Client Services Representative at the South Clinic. Answering all the phone calls and scheduling all the appointments. Have you held any previous titles or responsibilities at the college? This is my...

[snake and U.S. map]

Study Finds Fungal Disease of Snakes in 19 States, Puerto Rico

Oct 8, 2020 / Research News

Ophidiomycosis found in snakes on military bases In a collaborative effort between scientists and personnel on U.S. military bases in 31 states and Puerto Rico, researchers surveyed for an infection caused by an emerging fungal pathogen that afflicts snakes. The study found infected snakes on military bases in 19 states and Puerto Rico, demonstrating that...

[Sumiti Vinayak]

Repurposed Anti-malarial Compounds Kill Diarrheal Parasite, Study Finds

Oct 8, 2020 / General News

No Treatment or Vaccine Exist for Cryptosporidium A class of compounds used for malaria treatment also kill the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, a leading cause of diarrheal disease and death in children that has no cure, a multi-institution collaboration of researchers found in a new study. The compounds, called bicyclic azetidines, specifically target an enzyme responsible...

veterinary student leaders

Open House Wants to Smash Stereotypes

Oct 2, 2020 / General News

Editor’s note: The following commentary written by student leaders was published in the News-Gazette on October 1. Pictured above are some of the Open House committee members and members of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment): from left, Julie Klein, Michael Greener, Alexandria Talley (behind), Francesca Giambrone, Jenny Despotovich, Alysse Budd, Alexander Nelson,...