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Naomi Esquivel and Melanie Narvaez, both members of the Class of 2025, have been recognized by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) for their leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Throughout their time…
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U of I students with Dr. Moran in Rhodes, Greece

Greece 2023

October 16, 2023 / Student Blogs

Morgan Garrow “Rhodes was amazing! One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. We had the opportunity to perform so many sterilization procedures on the huge stray cat population as well as shelter dogs. The first week…
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Cynthia Tellez with animal

Belize 2023

September 11, 2023 / Student Blogs

Cynthia Tellez, a University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine student went to Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic for a 4-week externship in March-April of 2023. For my professional development experience, I took a big step, hop,…
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Students with animals

Greece 2022

September 11, 2023 / Student Blogs

Michael Greener “My trip to Greece was fantastic! I loved it so much. What many people may think was a major disadvantage, I saw as an advantage. We didn’t have all the supplies and materials…
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Honduras 2022

September 08, 2023 / Student Blogs

Three University of Illinois students traveled to Honduras for a 1-2 week externship. This trip is routinely organized by Christian Veterinary Mission. Amanda Stiegal “My trip with Christian Veterinary Mission greatly improved my clinical skills….
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Annie Davis with block I

SAVMA Symposium: A Look into a Veterinary Conference

April 26, 2023 / Student Blogs

SAVMA Symposium, an international conference for veterinary students, welcomed students and vendors from Tennessee, St. Kitts, Washington, Indiana, Arizona, and more! This year, the University of Illinois was lucky enough to host the SAVMA Symposium…
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Members of the SAVMA symposium leadership team pose with Alma Mater at the i-Hotel

Student Leaders Bring SAVMA Symposium to Illinois

April 05, 2023 / Alumni News

By Crystal Munguia Nearly 1,000 people—including 750 veterinary students plus speakers, exhibitors from 73 organizations, and AVMA representatives—came to Urbana for the 2023 symposium of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association in March. The event…
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Blogger Annie Davis enjoys getting outside to relieve the stuck feeling

The Third Quarter: Surviving The Winter Blues

February 27, 2023 / Student Blogs

Stuck in the middle. That’s where it feels we are right now. Not filled with excitement as we were when the school year began and not yet anticipating summer, which is quickly approaching. Right now…
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