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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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Many Paths to Veterinary School

December 19, 2022 / Student Blogs

When I was a brand-new high school graduate with big dreams to become a veterinarian, my undergraduate work seemed like the most important thing to my future career. I was hyperaware of the pressure to…
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Raya Boyd

Comparative Biosciences Graduate Student Spotlight: Raya I. Boyd

October 31, 2022 / Comparative Biosciences News

By studying the mechanisms of PFAS exposure in the context of testicular cancer, we can help develop preventative care and alternative treatment methods to prevent and continue treating testicular cancer, respectively.