Who We Are
Several support services and programs are offered to enhance the personal and professional development of veterinary students. Students may make appointments to see the counselors, staff, or associate dean on a walk-in basis. Below are those who make up the student services staff.
Dr. Claire Andreasen, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, is located in Room 2270F. Dr. Andreasen provides administrative leadership, oversight, and coordination of academic and instructional programs, academic information technology, educational outreach/distance education, and global learning opportunities. These areas include: admission of veterinary students, advising veterinary students, curriculum development and implementation, academic standards, veterinary student services, recruitment of veterinary students, faculty development related to teaching, and evaluation of teaching. Also, the Associate Dean works with the Director of Curricular and Student Assessment to evaluate programs and provide data/information upon which curricular improvements are made.
Dr. Monica Howard, Director of Student Programs, is located in 2270B. Dr. Howard is responsible for recruitment and providing information about the profession of veterinary medicine to prospective students. Dr. Howard is also in charge of academic advising at the college. She advises approximately 25 students of her own but also communicates with the other academic advisors, students and faculty in the college. She is ex-officio on the Admissions, Academic Standards and International Committees. Dr. Howard teaches Veterinary Ethics, coordinates student organizations and college tours and is a Notary public. She coordinates the admissions interview weekends for the applicants, the annual White Coat Ceremony and transfer student admissions. She is the focal point for all students who need academic advising, personal counseling, tutoring services and assistance with academic accommodations.
Kathy Kuehl, Coordinator of Admissions, is located in Room 2270E. Kathy coordinates the yearly admissions process working closely with the Admissions Committee and conducts the academic review of applicant files. She was key in the development and implementation of the College's online application process and is responsible for the denied applicant workshops and interviewer training. Kathy consults with prospective students and their advisors concerning admissions policies, procedures and requirements. In addition, she coordinates the annual student scholarship awards working with the College’s ISU Foundation personnel and the Student Awards Committee.
Mindy Schminke, Records, Classification and Career Development located in Room 2270A. Ms. Schminke provides academic support maintaining all academic records of veterinary students (both at ISU and Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln), student registration procedures and processes, scheduling classes including teaching hospital rotations, degree audits, student handbook updates and coordinates graduation. She also administers information about job opportunities and preceptorships for veterinary students, as well as, resume writing and job seeking skills, and set up interviews with veterinarians. She assists students with licensing procedures for both national and state examinations and certifies graduation requirements for both students and alumni. She certifiesall credentials for student status and is a Notary public.
Karleen Gillen is the full-time Academic and Student Services secretary in Room 2270. She is responsible for various areas including: clerical support for the Office of Academics and Student Affairs staff; calendar for room reservations, examinations, events, and meetings; the veterinary job board; assisting with admissions and interview scheduling; recruiting and organizing admissions interviewers; assisting student organizations with Treasurer Office contacts; and correspondence related to awards.
Katie Davidson is located in Office 2270C. Ms Davidson primarily coordinates International Programs and provides administrative support to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. She obtained both her BA in philosophy and her MBA from Iowa State University. She assists in coordinating and obtaining information related to student educational programs. In addition to creating and promoting study abroad programs to veterinary students, Ms. Davidson works with incoming international students and scholars and visiting international guests. She tracks all international activities for the College, assists in related grant proposal preparation, and serves on the University-wide Education Abroad Committee and ISU Abroad Development Committee. She also serves as the student organization advisor to CIVO (Committee for International Veterinary Opportunities) and CVM Spectrum, and coordinates activities at Fall Orientation.