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horse in 3T MRI

Taking a Look Inside: Different Diagnostic Imaging Modalities Available for Horses

Nov 10, 2017 / Student Blogs

The first radiograph (x-ray) was performed in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the German scientist who discovered x-rays. Within months of Roentgen’s discovery, surgeons started to use the new technology to aid their diagnoses and treatments, including locating bullets in wounded soldiers. Over the past century, our ability to produce high-quality radiographs has improved tremendously....

[Illinois veterinary alumni speak to students]

Alumni to Students: ‘Relax, Stay Open to Options’

Oct 31, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

As students, we are invited to many lunch lectures throughout the year. These lectures not only provide free food but also deliver information that prepares us to be better veterinarians. The knowledge we take away from those 50 minutes influences our future. Last week I attended a panel lecture hosting five successful alumni: Dennis Brooks,...

AAZV Conference

Student Dissects and Connects at Zoo Vet Conference

Oct 10, 2017 / Student Blogs

After midterms last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Dallas, Texas, to attend the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) conference. The conference was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco, Texas. The conference was also held concurrently with the American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV), the Association of...

Dr. Johnson and horse

Equine Health: Let’s Talk about Worms

Oct 4, 2017 / Student Blogs

You may ask yourself, “How do I keep my horse from being negatively impacted by worms?” Recent research and new strategies have determined that the timing of treatment with an effective anthelmintic (dewormer) is the most effective way to keep your horse from the ill effects of worms. The traditional practice of frequent anthelmintic treatments...

horse exam

Who Are All of These People Working on My Horse?

Sep 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

As a second-year veterinary student walking through the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Illinois, I often will see a horse being examined, and what seems to be dozens of people all watching intently. I used to wonder exactly who are all these people, and what role do they all play? As I’ve spent...

Student take a photo in front of a waterfall in Brazil.

Immersive Education in Brazil

Sep 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

From the moment I set foot in Brazil, I knew I was in for an adventure. Just the flight into the country proved how beautiful the locations would be. We even had our hosts waiting for us with University of Illinois signs in the airport! My Brazilian adventure was slightly different from that of the...

African elephant

The African Adventure Every Veterinary Student Hopes For

Sep 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

Visiting Africa to work with wildlife has been a lifelong dream, and certainly one that I never thought I would accomplish. This summer, I was finally able to realize that dream by spending three weeks in Hoedspruit, South Africa, with the Selati Wildlife Experience program, and it surpassed all of my expectations. I began my...

Student Reports on Two-Week Program in South Africa

Aug 19, 2017 / Student Blogs

Program geared toward pre-veterinary students As my first international experience, this program really offers its members an inexpensive way to see South Africa. The house was a 10-minute walk from the beach, and the program offers transportation to all weekend activities hosted by the local businesses and game reserves (Inkwenkwezi and Areena), as well as...

[Student Rachel Hallman gets a kiss from a dolphin]

MARVET Trip Fulfills Student’s Dream of Dolphin Interactions

Aug 18, 2017 / Student Blogs

‘I had to sneak in a picture kissing the dolphin!’ Ever since I was a young girl, I have been infatuated with dolphins. This summer, I was fortunate enough to go on a two-week trip called MARVET in Mexico, where a 20-year-long dream of working with dolphins was fulfilled. During this trip, there were lessons...

[members of the Illinois team on the Tanzania 2017 study abroad trip]

Study Abroad in Tanzania 2017

Aug 7, 2017 / Science With Heart

Spay/neuter/infectious disease control program A note from the program organizer, Dr. Margarethe Hoenig: This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professors Muhairwa and Werema at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine in Morogoro, who were instrumental in the day-to-day organization. We thank Anthony Mhando and Dr. Nickson Ng’umbi and...