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Meet Our Team

Our mission is to enhance the skills of veterinarians while fitting into their busy schedules.

Meet the team

Dr. Larry Firkins

DR. LARRY FIRKINS

Associate Dean of Public Engagement
College Of Veterinary Medicine
University Of Illinois

Dr. Firkins is the recognized leader for training livestock producers in human resource and leadership skills.

Dr. Jim Lowe

DR. JIM LOWE

Director, i-Learning Center
College Of Veterinary Medicine
University Of Illinois

Dr. Lowe’s practical experience in teaching, consulting, and managing pork production systems brings a pragmatic, get-it-done perspective to practical business problems.

Crystal Zulauf

CRYSTAL ZULAUF

Associate Director
Office Of Public Engagement
University Of Illinois

Crystal directs all of the behind-the-scenes and logistical aspects of our EVP courses.

Kristen Eighner

KRISTEN EIGHNER

Media Communications Specialist
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois

Kristen assists in the behind-the-scenes management of EVP.

Jackie Sturdyvin

JACKIE STURDYVIN

Office Manager
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois

Jackie assists in the logistical preparations for EVP. 

Program Instructors

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