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ISU Student Experience

Iowa Veterinary Specialties Emergency and Specialty Clinical Mentorship Program

Iowa Veterinary Specialties has sponsored an Emergency and Specialty Clinical Mentorship Program. Karl Bolser, DVM, Emergency Veterinarian at Iowa Veterinary Specialties and Anatomy Professor at ISU, selected 8 1st and 2nd year vet students, based on an application process.

The eight week program consisted of five rotations for the students. The rotations highlight all aspects of Iowa Veterinary Specialties' operations. Click the following links to read each rotation's description.

2018 Scholars

2017 Scholars

2016 Scholars

2015 Scholars


Lou and Jackie from Channel 5 TV - A Need for Canine Blood Donors

Ally, our Blood Bank Coordinator spent the morning with Lou and Jackie from Channel 5 TV,  "We are Iowa," explaining to viewers the need for Canine Blood Donors.  The need exceeds the supply... read more >

IVS Partner's in Progress CE Event

On April 11, 2018 there were fourteen speakers offering the first annual ISU – IVS Partners in Progress CE Event at the Des Moines Botanical Center. This CE Event was open to all... read more >

"All the Vet techs and receptionists were nothing but phenomenal and soooo understanding!"

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