PURDUE UNIVERSITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL
The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary care for animals, annually serving more than 16,400 patients through the Small Animal Hospital, more than 1,800 patients in the Large Animal Hospital, and an additional 23,000 farm animals and horses through on-farm visits conducted by the Bovine, Swine, and Equine Field Services. Situated in the College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Ind., the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital operates as an extensive hospital complex comprised of many patient care and diagnostic units. The Veterinary Hospital functions both as a referral hospital for cases requiring advanced diagnostics or specialized care, and as a clinic for routine wellness care for pets belonging to residents of Tippecanoe County and Purdue University employees.
The Hospital also is vital to the education of veterinary students, post-graduate veterinarians, and veterinary nursing students, providing practical hands-on training in an actual hospital setting for the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary nurses. In this way, the Hospital supports the education of approximately 40 residents and interns, 100 clinical year DVM students, and 30 veterinary nursing students each year.
To serve the needs of the Hospital patients and fulfill its educational mission, the Hospital relies on the College of Veterinary Medicine's premier faculty, which includes more than 50 specialists in every specialty care field. Complimented by a team of exceptional veterinary nurses, technicians, and technologists, and many other supporting staff, these faculty members ensure that any animal visiting the Hospital is in great hands whether for routine pet care, specialty care, or emergency services.