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Treating a Cooper’s Hawk with an Enlarged Spleen

Jul 29, 2015 / Student Blogs

Recently, a Cooper’s hawk (pictured above, being appropriately restrained for treatment) was brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic by someone who found her on the ground, unable to fly. On observation, the bird was quiet and not very reactive. Now that may mean little or nothing to the inexperienced observer, but those familiar with this...

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SAVMA President-Elect Shares Highlights of AVMA Convention

Jul 24, 2015 / Student Blogs

I recently returned from eight days in Boston, host city for the 2015 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention. Half of my time was spent as an ambassador to SAVMA for Illinois students, and half of my time was spent as an ambassador to AVMA for all students. All of my time was spent feeling...

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Meet New Blogger Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen

Jul 22, 2015 / Student Blogs

I am a wildlife vet. I fix fractures, I treat infections, and I ease pain. I feed orphaned babies, I talk to little old ladies about ducks, and I spend a lot of time thinking about poop. Those of us who dedicate our lives to caring for wildlife—the veterinarians, the rehabilitators, the technicians—don’t do it...

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Preparing to Lead the Student AVMA

Jul 10, 2015 / Student Blogs

Why am I interested in servant leadership? Why am I thrilled to pile on an already full to-do list? My first career, sports journalism, spanned more than a decade and exposed me to thousands of people. My second, after only a short time, is exposing me to thousands of extraordinary people. I believe that the...

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SAVMA President-Elect to Blog from Front Lines

Jul 2, 2015 / Student Blogs

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series of student blogs. Hello! I am very excited to share the view from my window into the world of veterinary medicine. I recently completed my second year of veterinary school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I expect to complete the Doctorate of Veterinary...

Brazil, University of Sao Paulo, April 2015

May 22, 2015 / Student Blogs

I spent March 30-April 10, 2015, in the surgery department of the veterinary hospital at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here I was immersed in another culture, another language, and another viewpoint of veterinary medicine. The clinic here is lower cost than private practice and is located centrally in the city...

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Students Evaluate Barn Owl during Rotation at Wildlife Prairie Park

Apr 19, 2015 / Student Blogs

What are birds doing when they turn around to nibble or rub their heads on their lower backs? Checking for “unsightly” smells? Inspecting their new tribal pattern lower back tattoo? Jokes aside, there’s an oil gland there. Birds, cursed by a lack of dexterous forelimbs, must use their heads and beaks to anoint their feathers...

Study Abroad in Tanzania

Jan 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professor Amandus Muhairwa at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine in Morogoro, who was instrumental in the day-to-day organization. We thank Anthony Mhando and Dr. Nickson Ng’umbi and the local veterinary officers for their daily assistance. We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of...

Nine Students Study in Nicaragua

Jan 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

Nine veterinary students describe a day in the life of a study abroad student. These students traveled to Nicaragua for their study abroad program Fatima Kazmi, Leon, Nicaragua, May 2014 Our first clinic day of the trip! There was a mix of emotions going through my mind while we drove to the clinic. I was excited...

Stein Studies Abroad at the University of Bristol

Jan 12, 2015 / Student Blogs

Erin Stein, Class of 2015, recounts her study abroad program in Bristol, England. This was a two-week program through the University of Bristol. June 10, 2014 Today we were joined by six students from the Royal Veterinary College (London).  We also had a change in species from pigs (yesterday) to sheep and cattle.  The ultimate process...