News & Events

September 12, 2018

On May 20, Robert Spencer was at a family funeral when he received the call that Janet Veit, ’96 DVM, had died in a fishing accident in Iceland—an event so stunning it soon made the papers in the Twin Cities and even the Washington Post. Veit had been a veterinarian at Spencer’s clinic, Hillside Animal Hospital of La Crosse, Wis., for 22 years.

“I was so shocked—I couldn’t say anything,” recalls Spencer.

September 12, 2018

Not many toddlers can accurately predict what they’ll be when they grow up, but Don French, ’51 BS, ’53 DVM, never had any doubts. “I grew up in a rural area in southern Minnesota and got a pony when I was four years old,” he says. It instilled a lifelong appreciation for horses and the work that veterinarians do.

So when Don was accepted into the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), no one was surprised. He graduated in the College’s third class.  

September 12, 2018

Arlo Frost, ’87 DVM, finds that an enjoyable diversion from veterinary medicine is... more veterinary medicine.

Frost volunteers with the Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services (SIRVS), a University of Minnesota student-led volunteer organization that provides veterinary services to Minnesota Indian reservations.

September 12, 2018

Sandra Soucheray, ’02 DVM, can treat three dogs in just one hour. She has spent the last three years driving across the Twin Cities to take care of dogs and cats at home. Soucheray worked in a clinic for 13 years before launching Dr. Soucheray’s At Home Veterinary Care, her own mobile practice. Now, she keeps all her equipment in her van and provides pet care in her clients’ homes. She has found that pets respond better to treatment in their natural environment—some don’t even have to leave their bed.

July 19, 2018

The College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon and Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, July 19. Over 50 awards were given to our dedicated staff and faculty.  

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