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Students Evaluate Barn Owl during Rotation at Wildlife Prairie Park

Apr 19, 2015 / Student Blogs

What are birds doing when they turn around to nibble or rub their heads on their lower backs? Checking for “unsightly” smells? Inspecting their new tribal pattern lower back tattoo? Jokes aside, there’s an oil gland there. Birds, cursed by a lack of dexterous forelimbs, must use their heads and beaks to anoint their feathers...

Study Abroad in Tanzania

Jan 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professor Amandus Muhairwa at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine in Morogoro, who was instrumental in the day-to-day organization. We thank Anthony Mhando and Dr. Nickson Ng’umbi and the local veterinary officers for their daily assistance. We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of...

Nine Students Study in Nicaragua

Jan 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

Nine veterinary students describe a day in the life of a study abroad student. These students traveled to Nicaragua for their study abroad program Fatima Kazmi, Leon, Nicaragua, May 2014 Our first clinic day of the trip! There was a mix of emotions going through my mind while we drove to the clinic. I was excited...

Stein Studies Abroad at the University of Bristol

Jan 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

Erin Stein, Class of 2015, recounts her study abroad program in Bristol, England. This was a two-week program through the University of Bristol. June 10, 2014 Today we were joined by six students from the Royal Veterinary College (London).  We also had a change in species from pigs (yesterday) to sheep and cattle.  The ultimate process...

Veterinary Students Study Abroad in Germany

May 19, 2014 / Student Blogs

Monday, May 19, 2014: Taylor Winkleman Let’s be honest. Being a vet student is hard. Especially on Mondays. But on the Monday you wake up in your hotel in Hannover and begin your two-week public health tour through Germany, it’s a good day to be a vet student. Especially when that tour is one of...

Practice in England

May 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

My trip to Somerset and Dorset, England was a wonderful experience that provided plenty of hands-on experience as well as serving as a real eye opener about the EU policies on food animal production. I spent six weeks working with two private practices where I was able to gain additional practical experience in both dairy...

Amazon Cares Trip, Peru, 2014

May 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

Never had I ever thought that I’d spend 2 weeks in rural Peru, helping spay and neuter dogs and cats. My friends all thought I’d die there, due in large part to my extreme technophile nature and complete lack of Spanish knowledge and culture. But that’s exactly what made this trip so unique and exciting....

Veterinary Acupuncture Course in Beijing, China

Jan 13, 2014 / Student Blogs

June 3, 2013: Becky Wissel and Jessica Chapman, University of Illinois was our first day of the acupuncture course at China Agricultural University.  We were met by 3 university students who graciously escorted us on the bus route to the campus.  On our way through campus to our classroom, we got to walk through the...

VIDA Spay and Neuter Study Abroad Trip to Nicaragua

Jan 13, 2014 / Student Blogs

May 19, 2013: Lauren Kmieciak Our morning started around 6:30 and we had breakfast at 7:00 at the hotel, and man did they spoil us. This was nothing like the continental breakfasts that I am used to from the States. There were several fresh fruits to choose from, real scrambled eggs, rice and beans (of...

Tanzania Study Abroad Trip 2013

Jan 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

Sunday, June 7, 2013: Kelli Kant After a four-hour drive from Dar Es Salaam over bumpy gravel- paved roads, a troupe of tired veterinary students and veterinarians arrived in Morogoro. After unpacking and washing up, we went down to the restaurant to meet Professor Muhairwa. He was our contact person from Sokoine University of Agriculture’s...