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Extern Broadens Horizons at Equine Facility in Ireland

Aug 14, 2018 / Student Blogs

For the past two weeks I had to amazing opportunity to visit Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital in Kildare, Ireland. Nestled in the heart of the Curragh racecourse, this equine hospital offers surgery, regular appointments, hospitalization/critical care, and ambulatory services. Throughout my externship at the hospital I was able to work with dressage horses, show jumpers,...

[horse innards and parasites]

Prevent Parasites, Reduce Problems for Your Horse

Aug 9, 2018 / Student Blogs

Lots of kinds of parasites plague our horses, producing lots of problems. A short list of these problems includes weight loss, diarrhea, colic, unthrifty coat, skin sores, suboptimal performance, and the dreaded itchy bum. Keep reading for details on the life cycle and signs of the critters that most commonly afflict horses in Illinois. The...

Sarah Wright

Students Enjoy Summer AQUAVET® II Course

Jul 11, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to participate in AQUAVET® II: Comparative Pathology of Aquatic Animals. This two-week course is offered through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and takes place at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. The course is a natural extension of AQUAVET® I, which I took last summer, and...

box turtle

Project Assesses Health of Eastern Box Turtles and Surrounding Environment

Jun 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last week I participated in an eastern box turtle health assessment project through the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. The project is the largest terrestrial chelonian health assessment in the world and is led by Dr. Matt Allender. Each summer, Dr. Allender asks for veterinary student volunteers to participate in the health assessments, commonly referred to as...

Holland in Brazil

Olá Medicina Veterinária: A Clinical Experience in Brazil

Jun 6, 2018 / Student Blogs

In May, two classmates and I embarked on a study abroad experience in Curitiba, Brazil. (In the photo above, we are in the center: Paige Coody, second from right in the first row, petting the dog; directly behind Paige is Abbie Janisch, and I am just left of Abbie.) The experience was organized as a...

[Dr. Chandler Todd graduates]

2018 Graduates Share Memories of Illinois

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

Congratulations, Class of 2018! As they wrapped up their time at Illinois, we invited members of the Class of 2018 to share their favorite rotations, memorable experiences, and what they’ll miss and to let us know where they were headed. Read on for a variety of viewpoints.   Dr. Chandler Todd Hometown: Crete, Ill. “First-year...

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...

[willow sleeping]

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...