Student Blogs

[headshots of 10 student winners from swine meeting]

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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Third-year veterinary student, Sarah Wright, and Laura Rasche, Class of 2020 at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Helping Out at ExoticsCon 2018

October 29, 2018 / Student Blogs

Sarah Wright, third-year veterinary student, and Laura Rasche, a veterinary student at the University of Georgia, pose together before learning more about Hybrid Aquatics at ExoticsCon  Last month I had the opportunity to assist with…
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[new treatments for osteoarthritis]

Treatment of Equine Osteoarthritis: The New Frontier

October 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

Research Will Bring New Ways to Manage OA This is the third installment in my series about equine osteoarthritis. So far I have covered the pathophysiology behind osteoarthritis (OA) as well as some treatment options…
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[osteoarthritis treatment in horses]

Management of Osteoarthritis in the Equine Athlete

October 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

There are many options for management of OA I have already reviewed normal joint function and the ways osteoarthritis (OA) can develop and progress in our equine companions. While there is no cure for OA,…
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[osteoarthritis in horses]

Osteoarthritis and the Equine Athlete

October 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

Osteoarthritis can affect any horse, at any age When you picture a horse with arthritis, what comes to mind? Is it an older, wizened, retired horse with a sway back plodding along in a field?…
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[corneal ulcers - horses]

Keeping an Eye Open for Corneal Ulcers

October 24, 2018 / Student Blogs

Most horses will experience a corneal ulcer Coming out to the barn and finding your horse squinting and excessively tearing from one eye is enough to cause any horse owner to worry. Injuries to the…
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[Jen Tito with kitten]

Summer Experience Builds Confidence

October 13, 2018 / Student Blogs

Banfield student job program It is important for vet students to gain clinical experience over our breaks. In the Illinois program, we are fortunate to have clinical rotations early in the curriculum, but often on…
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[shelter medicine trip to Rhodes 2018]

Trip to Greece Delivers Hands-on Learning

September 26, 2018 / Student Blogs

This summer, Shelter Medicine faculty, staff, and students volunteered their time and service to help homeless animals on the island of Rhodes, Greece. The team provided physical examinations on all shelter animals located at the…
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AQUAVET® III Provides Hands-On Learning Experience

September 17, 2018 / Student Blogs

The past five weeks I had the honor of participating in AQUAVET® III: Clinical Aspects of Captive Aquatic Animal Medicine. The course is offered through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and takes place at…
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Two Weeks at Dolphin Discovery

August 29, 2018 / Student Blogs

“Un pequeño.” Those are the words I repeatedly said through my two weeks in Cozumel, Mexico. It means “a little,” and it was my response to being asked if I speak Spanish. I have taken…
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Our 2018 Tanzanian Experience

August 20, 2018 / Student Blogs

A note from the program organizer, Dr. Margarethe Hoenig:This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professor Muhairwa at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicinein Morogoro. We thank Anthony Mhandoand…
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