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[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...

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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,...

New Residents & Interns 2020

Sep 16, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The College of Veterinary Medicine was delighted to welcome more than 30 veterinarians who joined us over the summer to complete clinical internships and residencies. These aspiring specialists take an active role in the delivery of animal care in our Veterinary Teaching Hospital or the delivery of diagnostic services in our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, working...

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Open House Invites Public to Challenge Stereotypes

Sep 11, 2020 / General News

Virtual Event Opens Sunday, Oct. 4 “We’re super excited about the chance to reach even more people this year by hosting our information about animals on the internet,” said Julie Klein, a third-year Illinois veterinary student on the Open House leadership committee. “Just about every booth that visitors would typically see at our live event...

[horse's hooves]

What I Wish Owners Knew about Navicular Syndrome

Sep 11, 2020 / General News

Navicular syndrome is a common condition, but it is not simple or straightforward. To better understand why it seems like one treatment works great for one horse and marginally for another, it is important to understand a little bit of the history of navicular syndrome, the anatomy that is involved, and available treatment options. Different...

[Dr. Jim Lowe consulting in pig barn]

New Master of Veterinary Science Degree Has Real-World Focus

Aug 10, 2020 / General News

Online Program for Production Medicine Professionals The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently established an online master’s degree to help address global demands for a safe and nourishing food supply. Applications for the program designed for livestock health professionals opens on September 15, for enrollment in the Spring 2021 semester. The Illinois veterinary...