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Costa Rica, 2015

Aug 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

I knew that I wanted to study abroad as a veterinary student before even starting the veterinary program at Illinois, so I was ecstatic to find Conservet, a non-profit organization that exposes veterinary students to conservation medicine with an intensive, on-site workshop in the rich ecosystems of Costa Rica. The founder, Dr. Raymond Tarpley, has...

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Help Curb Killer Cats

Aug 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

The Wildlife Medical Clinic is currently caring for several animals that have been attacked by cats, including a baby mourning dove and a juvenile song sparrow. The dove is recovering from wounds over his wings and a large laceration over his crop (an outpouching of the esophagus of some birds, used to store food), and...

Tanzania, 2015

Aug 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

CVM UIUC Study Abroad Program in Tanzania 2015 Tanzania Team (Sokoine University of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Morogoro) : Amandus Muhairwa; Ng’umbi Nickson Hassanally; James Nathan and Anthony Mhando US Team: Margarethe Hoenig; Avery Bennett; Shannon Ortiz-Kofoed, Kate White, Cassie Wolsic, Ryan Freed and Steven Zary We thank our sponsors Nestle Purina and Dean...

coyote pup

Coyote Pup Has Host of Issues

Aug 6, 2015 / Student Blogs

This little coyote pup was brought to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital ER overnight after a kind stranger picked him up out of a drainage ditch. He was very thin, dehydrated, and so weak that instead of walking when prompted, he could only army crawl to try and get away. As part of...

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Softshell Turtle Takes the Bait

Aug 4, 2015 / Student Blogs

Last week, a concerned fisherman brought this gorgeous softshell turtle to the Wildlife Medical Clinic. When he found her, she had a fish hook caught in her mouth, but by the time she reached our hospital, the hook was nowhere in sight. We weren’t sure if the turtle had swallowed the hook or somehow managed...

Treating a Cooper’s Hawk with an Enlarged Spleen

Jul 29, 2015 / Student Blogs

Recently, a Cooper’s hawk (pictured above, being appropriately restrained for treatment) was brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic by someone who found her on the ground, unable to fly. On observation, the bird was quiet and not very reactive. Now that may mean little or nothing to the inexperienced observer, but those familiar with this...

SAVMA Summer 2015

SAVMA President-Elect Shares Highlights of AVMA Convention

Jul 24, 2015 / Student Blogs

I recently returned from eight days in Boston, host city for the 2015 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention. Half of my time was spent as an ambassador to SAVMA for Illinois students, and half of my time was spent as an ambassador to AVMA for all students. All of my time was spent feeling...

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Meet New Blogger Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

Jul 22, 2015 / Student Blogs

I am a wildlife vet. I fix fractures, I treat infections, and I ease pain. I feed orphaned babies, I talk to little old ladies about ducks, and I spend a lot of time thinking about poop. Those of us who dedicate our lives to caring for wildlife—the veterinarians, the rehabilitators, the technicians—don’t do it...

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Preparing to Lead the Student AVMA

Jul 10, 2015 / Student Blogs

Why am I interested in servant leadership? Why am I thrilled to pile on an already full to-do list? My first career, sports journalism, spanned more than a decade and exposed me to thousands of people. My second, after only a short time, is exposing me to thousands of extraordinary people. I believe that the...

[Past-president, president, and president elect of SAVMA]

SAVMA President-Elect to Blog from Front Lines

Jul 2, 2015 / Student Blogs

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series of student blogs. Hello! I am very excited to share the view from my window into the world of veterinary medicine. I recently completed my second year of veterinary school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I expect to complete the Doctorate of Veterinary...