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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...

Lindahl Travels to Peru

Jan 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

In the first days of August 2013, I packed up my backpack, sleeping bag, stethoscope, and hiking boots, and flew south to Lima with a few butterflies and a lot of excitement and curiosity. I would be meeting up with a group of veterinarians and veterinary students from across the United States and Canada to...

Congenie Studies in Nicaragua

May 12, 2013 / Student Blogs

My trip to Nicaragua was filled with amazing opportunities to grow as a professional, as well as a person. I was exposed to a culture and way of life very different than my own and was working in an environment that has many technological challenges. The clinic was not for profit and was forced to...

Students pose in Germany.

Study Abroad Germany, 2012

Jan 24, 2013 / Student Blogs

Dr. Margarethe Hoenig; Saturday, June 9, 2012, Arrival in Hannover We are grateful to our sponsors: Dean Whiteley,University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Nestle Purina Company Most of us arrived at a very similar time at the Hannover airport. Zach and Elizabeth, 2 of the 3 students who attended the program from UGA,...

Marvet Trip, Mexico, 2012

Sep 18, 2012 / Student Blogs

To say that this was an amazing experience is a complete understatement.  I registered for Marvet Mexico, thinking that I would not be chosen.  When I was chosen, I attended, thinking that it would be a nice diversion since I do not plan to work with marine mammals (although I greatly appreciate them).  Since growing...

Wildlifevets.com, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2012

Sep 18, 2012 / Student Blogs

Wildlifevets.com’s Introduction to Wildlife Medicine was a phenomenal, once in a lifetime experience.  Located in Mpumalanga near Kruger National Park, our accommodations boasted comfortable, spacious rooms, attentive staff, wildlife just outside your window, and spectacular sunsets.  Following my late Sunday afternoon arrival, one could say we hit the ground running.  Thirty minutes later, we had...

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Jul 24, 2012 / Student Blogs

May 19, 2012: Kaitlyn Zebold Today was the first day of our trip and was a very busy travel day. A group of us flew out of Chicago. Others came from New York, Colorado, and California, but we all met up in San Jose together. We were picked up from the airport by VIDA staff...