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Annie Davis at Football Game with friends

Editors Note: The feature photo is of Annie (right) and classmates Araceli and Kayla showing school spirit at a University of Illinois football game. With only 32 veterinary schools in the United States, chances are…
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Grad Student Appreciation: Matheus Passos Barbosa

October 27, 2021 / Research News

What is your academic background? (Where did you get your undergraduate/other degrees?)   I am originally from Brazil where I studied Veterinary Medicine (2012-2018) and completed a Residency Program in Clinical Medicine of Domestic Carnivores (2018-2020),…
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Grad Student Appreciation: Vasiliki Mourikes

October 26, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

What is your academic background? I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Science degrees in both chemistry and integrative biology. I graduated with distinction for my undergraduate thesis on the…
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[headshots of 10 student winners from swine meeting]

Illinois Students Repeat Strong Showing at AASV

March 24, 2021 / General News

Students Selected to Present Original Research For the second year in a row, students from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine snagged the lion’s share of the spots for student research presentations at…
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Mackenzie's cat, Florence, getting an exam

First-Year Clinical Rotations—Without the Clinics

March 10, 2021 / Student Blogs

Hands-on … Your Own Cat? Editor’s note: The University of Illinois veterinary curriculum is unusual in devoting eight weeks in the first year and seven weeks in the second year to clinical rotations. Illinois veterinary…
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[Mackenzie with Odin the red-tailed hawk]

Vet School in the Age of COVID

October 21, 2020 / Student Blogs

A First-Year’s Perspective Under normal circumstances, starting professional school feels a bit like stepping into the unknown. As I anticipated my first quarter of veterinary school, this feeling was only amplified by the uncertainty of…
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Open House Wants to Smash Stereotypes

October 02, 2020 / General News

Editor’s note: The following commentary written by student leaders was published in the News-Gazette on October 1. Pictured above are some of the Open House committee members and members of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive…
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[Sarah Wright at an aquarium]

Block Z: My Journey’s Unexpected End

May 15, 2020 / Student Blogs

‘Thank you for the learning, friendship’ When we’re young we learn the alphabet. I remember dressing up as the letter “Z” for the alphabet parade in kindergarten, parading around my elementary school with zippers glued…
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[Courtney and Michael with clinician in Brazilian veterinary hospital]

Two Students, Three Weeks in Brazil

October 07, 2019 / Student Blogs

Editor’s note: Courtney Dixon (at left above, with fellow student and a Brazilian clinician) and Michael Greener traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, for an extended externship experience last summer. They each submitted a blog about the…
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