TNVR Program

Hello Feline Enthusiasts!
The Springfield campus has a feral cat colony and until recently a local shelter was performing a TNVR program with the school’s support. The campus just recently stopped allowing the program, and this is something we could help address. Alley Cat Allies has an online petition going to reinstate the program and convince the campus to continue allowing TNVR, however there have been a lot of people on social media angry at the vet school for not getting involved. So, let’s be involved with this! Sign the petition so we can reinstate the program and hopefully we would then be able to assist with any TNVR programs in the near future! Debbie has been speaking to Dr. Agapis with regards to this, and should the program be reinstated we might have an opportunity for another spay/neuter event besides Make a Difference Day that would be held within the next couple of weeks. I wanted to share this opportunity with all of you, and while it is not a guarantee it is something to potentially look forward to!

Student Resources

Hey everyone, sorry for all the posts. I thought I would share our website where you are able to check out free webinars, journals, publications, etc just for being a member! The website is and the password is AAFPstudent You should check it out!

City Cat Doctor Associate Position

Hi everyone, I was contacted by a veterinarian in the Chicagoland area who is looking to fill an associate position. Below is the post if anyone is interested in applying. I asked if she was willing to offer any internship opportunities to 1st-2nd years but just the associate position is available.
City Cat Doctor in Chicago, IL is seeking an experienced veterinarian or a motivated new graduate who is passionate about cats to join our well-established, feline-exclusive practice located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. We have been serving the area for over 20 years, and have earned the title of Gold Standard Cat-Friendly Practice from the AAFP.
Our team practices high-quality medicine by providing preventative, diagnostic, and surgical services supported by a dedicated staff that understands the importance of nurturing both the client and patient relationship along with the unique needs of felines.
Our hospital offers CR and digital dental radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, IDEXX in-house lab, and are “paper light”, utilizing Cornerstone electronic medical records. We also draw from a very dedicated and caring client base.
The ideal veterinarian will thrive in a collaborative environment, have great communication skills, and have a strong interest in feline medicine, dentistry, and soft-tissue surgery. Experience with ultrasonography is a plus.
Compensation/ benefits package includes competitive base salary plus production, paid AVMA and AAFP dues, AVMA PLIT, annual CE allowance with time off, paid Illinois veterinarian license and DEA license fees, VIN, and more.
Please email resume and cover letter to

Make a Difference Day 2017

Hey everyone! Thank you for sending me your pictures. Make A Difference Day was on Oct 28th and we all drove out to Clyde’s Animal Clinic in Mattoon, IL. First and second year vet students were given the opportunity to perform neuter surgeries on male cats in the community, and third and fourth year vet students were able to spay female cats in the community as long as the third years completed their junior surgery spay. Learning and fun was had by all who went. Thank you to everyone at Clyde’s Animal Clinic for giving us the opportunity to help out your community and in turn help us develop some new surgical skills. Also a big thanks to everyone for showing up to their assigned shifts and helping the day run smoothly!

Feline Clue Introductory Meeting

Hello Vet Med!

Love cats both big and small? Planning on going into a small animal practice or doing mixed animal? Want to better understand our feline friends? Well you’re in luck! Feline Club will be having an introductory meeting Friday, September 15th at noon in LAC 100.

Come learn about all the exciting activities we are planning this year as well as the AAFP student membership benefits! Food will be served to those that RSVP using the link below by September 13th at noon.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We are excited to see you there!