Megan Bloemer, the daughter of Paul and Sandy Bloemer, has been accepted to the University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine.
Admission to the college – one of only 30 veterinary schools in the nation – is highly competitive. Criteria for acceptance include grade point average, admission test scores, background and experience, and personal interviews.
Bloemer is one of 160 members entering the Class of 2020.
Throughout the rigorous four-year program, which leads to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, coursework in anatomy, physiology and other sciences will be highly integrated with clinical material and focused on preparing new graduates for clinical practice.
In fact, Bloemer and her classmates will spend eight weeks during the first semester of the program engaging in clinical areas of veterinary practice rather than attending lectures and laboratories.
After graduation, Bloemer must also pass state and national board examinations covering knowledge of companion and food animal medicine in order to become licenses to practice.
Bloemer graduated from Heyworth High School and received a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences at the University of Illinois. While at the U of I, she was a Bronze Tablet Scholar, a James Scholar and a member of the 4-H House Cooperative and the College of ACES Student Advancement Committee.
Megan is the granddaughter of Agnes Deters, of Sigel; Dan and Toots Flood, of Teutopolis; and Paul Sr. and Debby Bloemer, of Green Creek.