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PVM Dean's Club Goes Global at Luncheon

The 2011 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean's Club luncheon featured a special presentation on the history of World Veterinary Medicine, as told from a distinctly Indiana perspective. The annual luncheon honors contributors who are members of the School's signature giving club. Held Thursday (9/22) on the campus of the Purdue Research Park just a short distance from the site of the PVM Fall Conference, the elegant setting provided just the right atmosphere for the event, which included a buffet featuring recipes from around the world. The featured presentation was given by Dr. Billy Hooper, former PVM associate dean for academic affairs. Now retired, Dr. Hooper continues to research and speak on various issues affecting veterinary medical education. In acknowledgement of the proclamation of 2011 as World Veterinary Year, Dr. Hooper traced key developments leading up to and following the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France 250 years ago. He then recapped key points in the history of veterinary medicine in Indiana, including the establishment of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1959, and important trends and challenges since that time.

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