“I”s on the World: Alaskan Adventure

Veterinarians Drs. Kelli Kramer (left) and Nina Hansen braved the snow, ice and cold at Alaska’s Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race. (Image courtesy of Kelli Kramer)
Oh, the places we go … University of Illinois alumni are globetrotters who travel near and far, but never forget their Alma Mater!

Classmates and veteran veterinarians Dr. Kelli Kramer, ACES ’01, DVM ’07, (left) and Dr. Nina Hansen, ACES ’07, DVM ’07, mushed from north to south-central Alaska this past January to provide on-the-Spot (as well as on-the-Fido, on-the-Rover, etc.) health care to the stars of the four-day Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race. To ensure the safety and well-being of the dogs competing in what is billed as “Alaska’s toughest 300-mile dog race,” Kramer and Hansen teamed up with four other vets to examine the 44 dog teams—some 516 animals in all—at the race’s start, finish and at checkpoints in between to make sure the competitors were fit.

For more photos of alumni around the world, check out our Flickr album. Send pictures of yourself clad in orange and blue to IllinoisAlumni@uillinois.edu. You also can post to www.Facebook.com/IllinoisAlumni and twitter.com/uiaa using hashtag #IlliniWorldwide.