Purdue Veterinary Medicine has a variety of educational opportunities. Pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing, become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and explore our academic departments.
The veterinary profession is a diverse, exciting and rewarding occupation that allows for pursuits in a variety of fields including community health, food resource management, wildlife preservation, marine biology and many others. It allows you to take your passions and apply them to advance both animal and human health.
With both and on-campus program and a distance learning path, its no wonder why we've been named the #1 program for multiple years. No matter your life situation, we have a program for you.
Basic Medical Sciences are those fundamental to studying and improving animal and human health. Our faculty and staff educate graduate and professional students in cell and molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, histology, and gross anatomy. Research focus areas include cancer; canine genetics; immunotherapy; musculoskeletal biology and orthopedics; and neuroscience.
Comparative Pathobiology is the study of disease phenomena basic to all species including humans, at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem level. Our faculty, staff and students are involved in research and learning in a variety of areas including pathology, infectious diseases and vaccines, cancer biology, drug development, toxicology, animal welfare, disease diagnostics and surveillance, and human-animal interactions.
The faculty in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences are clinical specialists in veterinary disciplines including animal behavior, anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care medicine, large animal internal medicine, large animal surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, primary care, radiation oncology, small animal internal medicine, and small animal surgery. Our faculty, staff and graduate students educate members of the veterinary health care team and biomedical community, perform clinically relevant research studies, communicate knowledge to the veterinary community and provide outstanding clinical service to the citizens of Indiana and surrounding regions.
The Student Services Center provides for recruitment, admissions, student life, and career transition in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Counseling and Wellness Services promote academic success, psychological well-being, and healthy relationships in the context of a balanced life experience for Purdue Veterinary Medicine students.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides learning opportunities that promote awareness, self-reflection, critical thinking and professional development through a social justice lens, resulting in an appreciation for diversity in all of its forms.
The Veterinary Medical Library provides access to veterinary- and health-related resources, group study space, and quiet areas for individual study.