The Wildlife Epidemiology Lab within the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois offers formal and informal training opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary students.

Student Blogs

Box Turtle Team

Carly is a third-year interested in assessing box turtle health.
Maris is a rising second-year DVM/PhD student, and I am starting my PhD this summer focusing on ranaviruses and box turtle health.

Cook County Turtle Team

Kami is a first-year vet student, her main focus is conducting health assessments and disease surveillance in musk turtles and softshell turtles.

Kane County Blanding’s Team

Maura is a second-year student who specializes in zoological/conservation medicine and anesthesiology.
Dylan is a second-year student who specializes in zoological and conservation medicine.

Lake County Blanding’s Team

Caroline is a second-year vet student, her main focus is investigating cross matching in Blanding’s turtles in northeast Illinois.
Varun is a first-year student who is interested in zoo and wildlife medicine, and he will be looking at osmolalities in Blanding’s Turtles in Lake County this summer.