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Project Assesses Health of Eastern Box Turtles and Surrounding Environment

Jun 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last week I participated in an eastern box turtle health assessment project through the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. The project is the largest terrestrial chelonian health assessment in the world and is led by Dr. Matt Allender. Each summer, Dr. Allender asks for veterinary student volunteers to participate in the health assessments, commonly referred to as...

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Olá Medicina Veterinária: A Clinical Experience in Brazil

Jun 6, 2018 / Student Blogs

In May, I and two classmates embarked on a study abroad experience in Curitiba, Brazil. (In the photo above, we are in the center: Paige Coody, second from right in the first row, petting the dog; directly behind Paige is Abbie Janisch, and I am just left of Abbie.) The experience was organized as a...

[Dr. Chandler Todd graduates]

2018 Graduates Share Memories of Illinois

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

Congratulations, Class of 2018! As they wrapped up their time at Illinois, we invited members of the Class of 2018 to share their favorite rotations, memorable experiences, and what they’ll miss and to let us know where they were headed. Read on for a variety of viewpoints.   Dr. Chandler Todd Hometown: Crete, Ill. “First-year...

Kon’nichiwa Mitochondria: A Research Conference in Japan

May 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

In April of 2018 I had the distinct pleasure to attend a Keystone Symposia on Mitochondrial Biology in Kyoto, Japan. Although attendance of the meeting resulted in missing a week of class just before finals, I do not regret the decision to attend, for the trip was far beyond anything I could have imagined. After...

Surgeries, Beaches, and More in Nicaragua

May 21, 2018 / Student Blogs

From December 27 to January 5, I was on a World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) trip in Granada, Nicaragua. I arrived at the airport in Managua, Nicaragua, late on December 27 and was greeted by one of the program veterinarians. Then I purchased a local SIM card and hopped on a provided shuttle that...

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How to Survive Second-Year Stress

May 15, 2018 / Student Blogs

Hint: Friends (Furry and Otherwise) Help As I finish up my second year of veterinary college (“The Year of -Ologies,” as they call it), I reflect on all that I have experienced since coming to the U of I. This year was much more difficult than last, with an increased class load bringing about more...

Students Participate in Pinniped Necropsy Lab at Brookfield Zoo

May 2, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last weekend, the Illinois Student Chapter of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (ISCWAVMA) hosted a pinniped necropsy wet lab with Dr. Kathleen Colegrove at Brookfield Zoo. We arrived at Brookfield Zoo early on Saturday morning to meet Dr. Colegrove. Dr. Colegrove first gave us a tour of the Zoologic Pathology Program’s (ZPP) space at...

Springtime Means It’s Time for Vaccinations

Apr 27, 2018 / Student Blogs

The extra hour of daylight in the evening with the springing forward of clocks surely confirms that spring is finally arriving here in central Illinois. Horse owners will, no doubt, welcome the opportunity to spend more time riding and, at the same time, think of scheduling spring vaccinations. The purpose of this article, then, is...

Alumni Share Career Advice with Students

Mar 28, 2018 / Student Blogs

Before spring break, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine hosted an alumni panel lunch lecture titled “Career Conversations with Alumni.” The panel featured Dr. Kristen Hicks (Owner of Diamond H Veterinary Services), Dr. Kimberly Livezey (Small Animal Practitioner & Owner, Animal Health Care Center), Dr. Martha Armour (Staff Veterinarian, Capitol Illini Veterinary Services),...

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Street Nails: An Equine Emergency

Mar 28, 2018 / Student Blogs

Imagine your horse coming in from the field toe-touching lame, just hours after you turned him out, perfectly sound. You do not see any wounds on the limb, but there is a mild amount of heat and swelling present from the hoof to fetlock region. You lift the hoof to inspect for an abscess, and...