Urbana Alumni Legislator Returns To Campus

U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), who received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Urbana-Champaign in 1977, recently delivered the keynote speech at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s 98th annual Fall Conference, which was attended by approximately 500 veterinarians and students. Upon an introduction by Dean Peter Constable, Rep. Schrader devoted his remarks to describing how his veterinary degree has given him a strong foundation for public service, and helped him in working with others who hold opposing points of view.

Prior to delivering his speech, Rep. Schrader had a chance to tour the College of Veterinary Medicine and see the changes it has undergone over the past 40 years. He stopped by the iFLEX Learning Commons, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the Clinical Skills Learning Center, among other sites.