Nicholas Lindstrand, son of Mr. Todd Lindstrand and Mrs. Deborah Lindstrand of Trevor, Wis., graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 10. The college is one of only 30 veterinary schools in the United States.
Dr. Lindstrand and his fellow graduates in the Class of 2019 were educated under an innovative veterinary curriculum pioneered at Illinois. The curriculum focused on integrating the clinical skills and basic sciences relevant to veterinary practice throughout the four-year doctoral degree program. Students in the Illinois program, unlike those in other veterinary curricula, spend 15 weeks during the first two years of study embedded in veterinary practice areas and practicing clinical skills in an extensive learning center equipped with models and simulations.
Dr. Lindstrand graduated from Wilmot Union High School, Wilmot, Wis., in 2010. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2014.
Dr. Lindstrand will be going on to work at a small animal private practice in Franklin, Wis.