The DNIC is proud to recognize a few individuals involved with equine or large animals via veterinary medicine, sportsmanship, or husbandry.
The University of Minnesota has honored René Carlson, DVM, with its highest alumni award. Carlson earned her degree in 1978 from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The award was presented posthumously to her husband, Mark. She passed away in late March.
Jonathan Clayton, ’17 DVM, ’15 PhD, always knew his passions were primates and animal and human health, which is what led him to the University of Minnesota’s DVM/PhD program.
Holly Neaton, ’79 DVM, remembers traveling 40 miles from her hometown of Watertown, Minn., to campus for all four of her years at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Her commitment to the field of veterinary medicine and the CVM propelled her through her DVM. “I felt we had an excellent education,” she says. “It’s amazing what a veterinary degree will lead you to. I think it opens more doors than any other degree.”
Knauer says a major strength of the Graduate Programs at the CVM is the wide range of research her peers were doing—and hearing them talk about it impacted her own research in unexpected ways