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Welcome Alumni!

As a member of a network that is over 5500 alumni strong, you and your fellow alumni play an important role in the success of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Not only are you and your fellow alumni impacting the world daily with your work in general and specialty practices, research, public health, education, and more, you make important contributions to your alma mater by hiring and mentoring our students, interviewing potential students, utilizing services such as the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, utilizing Fall Conference for your continuing education needs, attending alumni events, giving generously to scholarships, and more.

Our alumni are not just our past—your connection with the College is a vital part of its future success. So whether you have just graduated or are about to celebrate your 60 year reunion, we encourage you to stay connected and get involved with your alma mater and your fellow alumni.

News Alumni Profiles

[Dr. Matt O'Connor]

O’Connor Joins Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health Division

Oct 7, 2015 / Alumni Profiles

Matt O’Connor, a 2007 Illinois DVM, recently joined the distinguished team of animal care professionals at the A. Watson Armour III Center for Animal Health and Welfare, part of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, according to a news release from that institution. “It’s a privilege to join a world-renowned aquarium like Shedd, where I can apply and...

[Rep. Kurt Schrader and Dr. Sarah Allison]

Allison Finds AAVMC Public Policy Fellowship 'Life Changing'

Jun 25, 2015 / Alumni Profiles

When Dr. Sarah Allison talks about her recent veterinary public policy fellowship, she exudes excitement. “I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to participate in this fellowship,” said Dr. Allison, a clinical assistant professor and assistant director for the campus Division of Animal Resources. “It was life changing.” Dr. Allison was one of two inaugural...

Dr. Cynthia Olsen (DVM '06)

Olsen Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Chicago Practice

Apr 29, 2015 / Alumni News

Alumni Profile Submitted by Dr. Lynne White-Shim (DVM ’06) Dr. Cynthia Olsen (DVM ’06), a Japanese-American Chicagoan who is an avid equestrian who was originally educated in sound engineering,  isn’t one who is concerned about fitting into a certain mold. So it wasn’t surprising that, despite recent research showing hesitation by young veterinarians to become...

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