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Dying to learn: Veterinary student suing Chicago-based DeVry over terminal surgeries

Monday, April 21, 2008

By Jeremy Gantz

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Jamie Scott calls terminal surgeries – in which veterinary students perform invasive surgeries on healthy animals, and then euthanize them – “the ultimate betrayal of trust.”

Scott is suing her veterinary school and its owner – DeVry Inc., the for-profit higher education company headquartered in a Chicago suburb – because of its requirement that students perform terminal surgeries to graduate.

The case has yet to make progress. It was removed from Boulder County District Court and moved to a federal court in late March. Jennifer Thomaidis, Scott’s attorney, said Ross and DeVry’s lawyers had requested an extension.

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