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[tiger-podcast series]

New Podcast Series: Veterinary Detectives Solve the Case

Dec 17, 2020 / General News

Delivering the Excitement of Discovery The Veterinary Detective, a free podcast miniseries featuring veterinary specialists working through a memorable case, launched this week from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. In the first episode, “The Case of the Coughing Tiger,” Dr. Karen Terio assists in making a novel diagnosis even though the patient...

[red-shouldered hawk]

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Dec 11, 2020 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Red-Shouldered Hawk 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 our...

Dr. Justin Fehr and family

Get to Know Justin Fehr

Dec 8, 2020 / Get to Know

Dr. Justin Fehr began working as a clinical instructor for Primary Care South Clinic in March of 2020. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine? March 2020 Describe your role at the college. I’m a clinical instructor in small animal care at Primary Care South Clinic. Here I guide and mentor...

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Earn C.E. at Fall Conference through December 31

Nov 24, 2020 / General News

Stay Connected, Earn CE Credit “Still, we wanted to uphold our traditions of community and access to our own talented faculty. I’m especially eager to see recent Illinois graduates stay connected to the college by coming to virtual Fall Conference.” Yes, we will miss seeing your faces, but you won’t miss out on practice-relevant information...

[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...