Alumni Spotlight: Laura Garrett (DVM ’91)

Jul 27, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference!

GarrettLaura Garrett (DVM ’91) 
Clinical Associate Professor in Oncology
Chief of Staff, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
University of Illinois

Fall Conference Presentations
Cytology Cases for the Clinician
Oncology Pearls

What is your current position and how long have you held it?
Clinical professor in oncology—have been on faculty at Illinois since 2006. Also Chief of Staff since April 2015.

What is your favorite memory from veterinary school?
So many—but one is dancing to the Mudhens in SOL.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s Fall Conference?
Seeing my classmates for our 25th reunion!! (How can that even be possible?)

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Travel, cooking, movies, hanging out with friends and family.

Do you have any animals?
Three cats (two Siamese), one ball python (thanks to my son), and too many guppies.

What makes a great veterinary conference?
Meeting up with colleagues from all over the country (and world) and getting to hear new information presented by lecturers.