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...

Sarah Wright AQUAVET

Student Solidifies Passion for Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

Jul 24, 2017 / Student Blogs

I spent the first month of my summer on the East Coast participating in the AQUAVET® I: Introduction to Aquatic Veterinary Medicine course. The AQUAVET I course is run through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. When I first arrived at Roger Williams University,...

Study Abroad

2 Weeks in Brazil Leaves Student with Lifelong Memories

Jul 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

I knew even before I stepped off the plane that this was going to be an unforgettable adventure. From the very beginning we hit the ground running. We arrived in Curitiba Airport and were greeted by University of Illinois signs and smiling faces. Our hosts and our Brazilian instructor stood there waiting for us and...

Reflections from a Class of 2017 Graduate

May 24, 2017 / Student Blogs

“It’s hard to remember your primary objective was to drain the swamp when you’re ass-deep in alligators.” —Dad The above phrase, while not a Dad original, is one he is quite fond of saying. In the parlance of the times, I suppose the kids would call this a “dad-ism” or “dad joke.” But all dad...