Alumni


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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. Rich Nye, exotic veterinarian]

Rich Nye: From Cubs Pitcher to Exotic Vet Pioneer

Feb 22, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Illinois Alum Has Led Multifaceted Career The Chicago Cubs and their historic, hysterical romp to the 2016 World Series title remain a source of jubilation throughout Illinois and beyond. When it comes to the relatively narrow subset of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine alumni and student fans, however, perhaps no one savored the...

[Class of 1952]

Alumnus of First Illinois Veterinary Class Still Working Hard

Jan 30, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Dr. George Scott is a delightful storyteller, frequently spicing his anecdotes with the introduction, “I never will forget….” Given that he turned 90 in December 2016, that memory is as impressive as it is priceless to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Because Dr. George C. Scott (yes, his real name)...

Dr. Ruth Marcec

Alumna Lands Dream Job Conserving Snakes

Sep 23, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

Reptiles and amphibians have always fascinated Ruth Marcec. After earning bachelor’s, veterinary, and PhD degrees in pursuit of this passion, she is applying her unique expertise as the director of the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC). OCIC, run by the Central Florida Zoo, focuses on reproduction and reintroduction methods for the eastern indigo snake....

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