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Get to Know Samantha Sander

Aug 24, 2018 / Get to Know

Samantha Sander, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Lecturer, has been with the College of Veterinary Weeks for two weeks.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: To promote and expand the zoo and wildlife medicine programs What is your favorite part of your job? I enjoy working with the students and...

Get to Know Christopher Seals

Aug 23, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Christopher Seals, assistant professor and coordinator of curriculum and assessment, started working at the College of Veterinary Medicine in the middle of August, 2018.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Assist faculty and strengthen curriculum to enhance student learning. What is your favorite part of your job?...

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Summertime, and the Research Is Everywhere

Aug 21, 2018 / General News

The veterinary curriculum is demanding, so when the spring semester draws to a close, many students are more than ready to leave academia behind and dive into clinical work or time off. —Da Yeon Eom Featured photos of students provided by Betsy Innes and Lois Hoyer.

Our 2018 Tanzanian Experience

Aug 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 Dr. Nickson Ng’umbiand the local veterinary officers for their daily assistance. We could not have done this without our wonderful...

A Week in Ecuador with World Vets

Aug 20, 2018 / Student Blogs

In July 2018, I worked in Otovalo, Ecuador, as a student volunteer with World Vets, an incredible organization whose mission is to “improve the health and well-being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.” Their International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program trains vet students to complete...

Alumna Uses One Health Concept to Investigate Diseases

Aug 17, 2018 / Alumni News

Since graduating, Dr. Heather Venkat (DVM ’13, MPH ’14, DACVPM ’18) has been able to apply crucial skills in veterinary medicine, public health, and epidemiology towards disease surveillance, outbreak preparedness and response, data analysis, and education and outreach. She obtained her DVM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and Master’s in Public...

Get to Know Kari Zamberletti

Aug 16, 2018 / Get to Know

Kari Zamberletti, office support specialist, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 15 months.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Helping, scheduling and answering questions for students. What is your favorite part of your job? Passing by the Rainbow Boa and fish tanks every day on...

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Snake Fungal Disease Alters Skin Microbiome in Eastern Massasaugas

Aug 14, 2018 / Research News

Findings May Improve Conservation Efforts In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals’ environmental microbial community may promote disease resistance as well as how it may be disrupted by infection. The study, which was recently published in Scientific...

Get to Know Lauren Kane

Aug 14, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Lauren Kane, DVM, MS, zoological and aquatic animal resident, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since July 2018.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Resident, in the WEAMS (Wildlife and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery) service and zoo veterinarian. What is your favorite part of...

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,...