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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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Dr. Krista Keller Wins Ross University’s Inaugural Rising Star Award

May 21, 2018 / General News

At the 2018 commencement ceremony at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), Dr. Krista Keller, assistant professor at the Illinois veterinary college, received the Ross school’s first-ever Rising Star Award. This award recognizes a recent alum who has experienced an accelerated career progression with a nationally recognized organization and exhibited excellence in their practice...

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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...

Student in DVM/PhD Program Recalls ‘Joyful Metamorphosis’ at Illinois

May 1, 2018 / General News

For Joseph A. Cacioppo, the University of Illinois has been the foundation for his future career in veterinary medicine and it provided opportunities for him to expand his undergraduate research experience into a series of successful scientific endeavors. “The University has been the source of incredible opportunities, long-lasting friendships, unique career trajectories, and above all,...

Research Mentors Impact Student Destined for Life-Long Learning

Apr 30, 2018 / General News

“As a whole, U of I impacted my entire career path. The experiences I was exposed to and the mentors I have been privileged to get to know allowed me better clarity and more curiosity in my future in veterinary medicine,” says Brit’nee Letori Haskins, a veterinary student graduating in May. Her passion lies in...

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Pelican, Recovered from Gunshot, Returns to Wild

Apr 29, 2018 / General News

The bird will be released on April 30 The pelican has recovered from the gunshot wound and subsequent lead poisoning.  Wildlife clinic leaders are planning to release the pelican on Monday, April 30, near Clinton Lake, where migrating pelicans have recently been spotted. Clinic leaders are hoping that the recovered pelican will join others of...

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...

[Paul Fedyniak, Class of 2018, delivers MEDIK9USA kits]

Seeking Better Solution, Student Creates K9 Emergency Kits

Apr 27, 2018 / General News

“University of Illinois has taught me to question everything, truly fact-check, and decide whether the current solution is the best solution,” says Paul Fedyniak, who’s graduating as a doctor of Veterinary Medicine on May 11, 2018. “I like to think that the college has transformed me into someone who is better than who I was...