Officers

Nick Ferrari: President

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Nick was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania, after which he went to undergrad at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland.  He worked in Alexandria, Virginia after finishing school at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital.  His interests are in emergency medicine and surgery.  Shockingly enough, he is one of the few veterinary students not to own a pet, yet.

 

Alexandra Vinocchi: President-Elect

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I am from a Northern suburb of Chicago, Highland Park. I am really interested in zoo and aquarium medicine hopefully focusing on conservation.

 

 

Ross Feldgreber: Vice President

RossMy name is Ross Feldgreber and I am a current third year. I am currently the ISCAVMA Vice-President, on the VSOP executive board and behavior club second year representative as well as a general member of other veterinary clubs. My veterinary interest is small animal specialty of some vocation (either internal medicine, neurology, cardiology or surgery), though that is still in decision. Besides from veterinary medicine, I am an avid sports fan (Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox and the University of Miami (FL) sports) and sports player (basketball, ultimate, golf, tennis and pretty much anything active). I currently have two standard poodles at home that are about a year old named Simone and Faye.

Marcus Wisniewki: Secretary

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My name is Marcus Wisniewski and I am the future secretary of ISCAVMA. Originally from Belleville WI, I graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Animal Sciences and Applied Vocal Performance. My areas of professional interest include theriogenology and large animal veterinary medicine, specifically equine medicine and surgery. In my spare time, I like being outside, exercising, and reading, and participating in community theater opportunites. Feel free to contact me! mjwisni2@illinois.edu

 

Andrew Martin: Treasurer

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I’m the treasure elect, who is very interested in working abroad. Many people call me a “Career conferencer” mainly because I am always trying to connect with people in our field – plus it gets me out of school. In my spare time I like to explore the outdoors with a walking stick and my camera.

 

Kayley Rodriguez: Treasurer-Elect

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Kayley Rodriguez is a native of Quincy, Illinois. She attended undergrad at Maine Maritime Academy where she received a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology.  She is a second year veterinary student, who hopes to pursue a career in marine veterinary medicine.

 

Katie Koza: Philanthropy Chair

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Hi, my name is Kalynn Koza and I am the Philanthropy Chair of ISCAVMA. Throughout junior high and high school I volunteered my time with numerous philanthropic organizations. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Kansas State University, and during those 4 years I devoted a major portion of time to reviving the American Red Cross club. I held the position of Health and Safety chairperson for which I was responsible for recruiting students to teach CPR & first aid, as well as teach an after school program on natural disasters. Upon graduation, I was hired full-time at a non-profit organization as a Campus Organizer. I soon realized my childhood passion to be a veterinarian was too strong and I went back to school for my DVM. I feel very blessed that I am able to marry my two life passions together. I look forward to finding new opportunities for vet med students to give back to their community. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions!

Rory Arrigo: Philanthropy Chair

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello! My name is Rory Arrigo and I am second year student part of the Class of 2016. I am a city girl from Chicago and although I love the city, I am appreciating the change of scenery while being here for school. I am interested in small animal primary care but am staying open to new fields. I am looking forward to learn more about the people, the school and this career as I move forward here at U of I!

Michael Manthey: Speaker Representative

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My name is Michael Manthey and I am the speaker representative from the Class of 2015. I grew up on a small farm in central Illinois. I spent 10 years in the Air Force, working in a hospital laboratory and then Air Traffic Control. I plan to focus on small animal medicine, especially surgery. My goal in this position is to work with other clubs to bring quality speakers that talk on subjects that are relevant to as many veterinary students as possible.

Zachary Kline: Speaker Representative

Brigitte Mason: Speaker Representative

Hannah Brock: Webmaster

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Hi, my name is Hannah Brock, a member of the Class of 2015. I am from Argenta, IL and I attended both Richland Community College and The University of Illinois for undergrad, receiving my bachelors in Animal Sciences. I have an interest in emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery and hope to open my own practice one day that caters to both of those interests.

 

Susan Norris: ISVMA Representative

Kyra Berg: IVSA Representative

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Hi guys! My name is Kyra Berg and I’m a first-year from Boston MA. I’m completely obsessed with ZooMed, Lab Animal Medicine, and International Conservation, so it seemed fitting for me to run for IVSA rep. I love to travel and hope to help other students who want to travel do so in an affordable manner! If you have any questions about traveling and what I as the IVSA Rep can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me! kjberg2@illinois.edu

Olga Vinagradova: SAVMA Senior Delegate

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Olga is thrilled to be representing Illinois as the Junior SAVMA Delegate. She grew up in a suburb of Chicago (Elmhurst), but has been in Champaign for the past 9 years and has really enjoyed the central Illinois lifestyle. She is a career change student having previously been a computer programmer, but is now exactly where she belongs. She is excited to explore all areas of vet med, but is currently focused on small animal and equine.

Audrey Billhymer: SAVMA Junior Delegate

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Class of 2016

 

 

 

Josh Good: Vet Med Senator

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Hi my name is Josh Good in the Class of 2015 and I have been fortunate enough to attend Illinois for both Undergrad and now for Veterinary School. Upon graduation, I plan on going into private practice with a strong focus in surgery and oncology. I love music, movies, sports, and my dog Kevin of course.

 

Amanda Smith: Class of 2013 Representative

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I am from Morrison, a small farm town in northwest Illinois. I am interested in small animal surgery and plan on working in a small animal private practice in northern Illinois when I graduate in 2013.

 

 

Amy Daniels: Class of 2015 Representative 

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I am from Belle Rive, Illinois and grew up on a small family farm. Right now, I am interested in working in a mixed practice or working specifically with swine. I love to run, read and watch the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

 

Ashley Barthel: Class of 2016 Representative 

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My name is Ashley Barthel and I am the Class of 2016 student representative. I am originally from St. Charles, IL but did my undergraduate at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN (GO DAWGS!). I have a goofy hound-terrier mix named Finn (short for Finnick). I’m currently interested in veterinary public health but still exploring all fields of veterinary medicine.

Matthew Shockey: Class of 2017 Representative

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I am from Mechanicsville, Virginia, and I went to undergrad at James Madison University.  I pursued a master’s at Virginia Commonwealth and worked for a vaccine research company a few years after school.  This is the first time I have ever lived anywhere other than Virginia.  I am currently exploring all my options about what I can do as a DVM, but I am interested in infectious disease/epidemiology and the aspect of international travel.

 

Advisors:

Dr. Anne Barger

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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pathobiology
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic

 

 

 

Dr. Allan Paul

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  • Associate Dean for Public Engagement
  • Professor for Pathobiology
  • Chair of Parasitology, Pathobiology
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