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Mule Teams

CVM Mule Teams

Over the years the CVM has had three different mule teams. They are Hillda & Louise, Hillda & Louise II (Jill & Shirley), and Tim & Terry.
Hillda & Louise

Hillda & Louise

Hillda and Louise were the mascots of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. They were brought to the University in 1984 by Dr. Robert Kahrs, then the dean of the Veterinary School. They were purchased from an 87-year-old Fayette farmer, Howard Sartin, who was in failing health and was looking for a home for his last pair of mules.

The newly purchased mules became the goodwill ambassadors of the College of Veterinary Medicine. They traveled throughout the state, attending parades, picnics, petting zoos, and giving wagon rides. Hillda and Louse were retired to pasture in 1996. Louise passed away in June 2011. Hillda passed away in April of 2017 at the age of 41.

Hillda & Louise II

Hillda & Louise II (Jill & Shirley)

Louise and Hillda II (Jill and Shirley) were donated to the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 by Virginia Etheridge. Jill and Shirley were purchased from John Roy Chipman of Perry, Missouri, and both are past champions in State Fair competition. Jill and Shirley celebrated their retirement in March of 2003. They now reside in Rolla, Missouri on the farm of Dr. Justin Berger, a CVM alumnus.

Tim & Terry

Tim & Terry

Tim and Terry were purchased for the College of Veterinary Medicine by Sydenstricker Implement Co. in December of 2003. They were purchased from Max Eagleburger of Elkland, Missouri. Tim was born April 13, 1993 and Terry was born May 5, 1993. They represent the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Missouri by appearing in different events across the state.