Profiles summer 2018

Profiles Summer 2018Profiles is published twice a year for donors, alumni, and friends of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.


In this issue:

VMCThe middle ground

Since opening two-and-a-half years ago, the Veterinary Medical Center’s Urgent Care Service  has made it a mission to provide skilled, efficient care for mild illnesses and injuries.

miranda shawBlazing new trails

The first student to graduate through the CVM’s Veterinary Leadership through Early Admission for Diversity (VetLEAD) program has her sights set on success.

Dr. Pluhar and Hedley the boxerCollaboration blasts glioblastoma

A five-year canine cancer research project makes for healthier dogs, happier owners, and—ultimately—healthier humans.

outbreak response team in ugandaFit to fight infectious disease

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development and led by the U of MN in collaboration with Tufts University, the One Health Workforce Project is Training tomorrow’s global health workforce.

eagle illustration A raptor’s reach

New private funding allows The Raptor Center to improve wildlife rehabilitation across seven states, helping wild animal welfare to soar a little higher.

dental modelFilling the gap

One second year veterinary student’s $10,000 idea gives his peers the chance to practice their basic dental skills between class and lab.

John HoweAlumnus John Howe runs for AVMA president

John Howe, ’77 DVM, says he "always liked being involved," so he decided to run for president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Kari Seime and her dog, CillaLasting loyalty

“I wanted to include the Veterinary Medical Center in my estate planning because I think they provide such an important service,” says Kari Seime who, since 1993, has brought all three of her pet dogs to the VMC. 

In Remembrance

Remembering and honoring University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine alumni who have recently passed.

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