Students benefit from painted skulls In a classic “lemons into lemonade” story, an instructor in the anatomy laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine has turned the defacement of a skull into a teaching tool that enhances ...
They say a man’s home is his castle, but for one patient at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a castle became her home away from home. Callie, an 8-year-old cat, was brought to the hospital because she was having ...
This message appeared in the February 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Illinois veterinarians are important stakeholders in our strategic plan In December your College of Veterinary Medicine formally ...
Diet, exercise, biomechanics, and genetics all play a role in this disease “Osteochondrosis is a disease in which the cartilage at the end of long bones, such as bones in the leg, fails to develop normally,” says Dr. Annette McCoy, an ...
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1st Year Highlights
- Hands-on experience starting in the first semester
- Exposure to diverse career opportunities
- Clinical skills center staffed with experienced coaches
I appreciate the wide variety of electives available to me as an Illinois veterinary student, from international veterinary medicine to exotics to business management.
2nd Year Highlights
- Seven weeks of clinical rotations combined with hands-on skills development
- Comprehensive written and practical milestone examinations
- Elective course sequences offered for seven species or areas of interests
There are vast opportunities to get involved – including the Wildlife Medical Clinic and numerous student clubs. I noticed the friendly, helpful, ‘work-together’ atmosphere at Illinois right away!
3rd Year Highlights
- Surgical instruction, with option for more surgeries in shelter medicine rotation
- Second milestone examinations to ensure readiness for clinics
- Clinical rotation year begins in March
The junior surgery lab not only allowed me to practice one of my special interests but also gave me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.
4th Year Highlights
- Participation in all areas of patient care at college’s Urbana and Chicago clinics
- For-credit experiences in a variety of internship settings
- Student-designed capstone experience for the six weeks before graduation
I am excited to begin fourth-year clinics, where I can apply what I have learned in the past three years to real-life patients.