Purdue Veterinary Conference Special Events

Join PVM alumni, faculty, students, and friends for these great special events! You will find plenty of PVM alumni and friends for networking, celebration, and reunion events!

Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association Booth

Wednesday, September 28 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 2016  7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
Visit the PVAA booth to network with your colleagues. Renew your PVAA membership to receive a complimentary gift!

Veterinary Technology 40th Anniversary Breakfast

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom
Kick off your conference at this breakfast celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Purdue Veterinary Technology Program. This event is sponsored by the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association. Hot breakfast buffet can be purchased for only $5 per person! 

  • 7:30 a.m.: Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00 a.m.: Dr. Roger Lukens Lecture with Dr. Pete Bill, "Veterinary Technology Profession at a Crossroads. Where do we go?"

No purchase required to attend the Dr. Roger Lukens Lecture.

Awards Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom
Join us for a gala evening of celebrating Purdue Veterinary Medicine's best alumni, faculty and friends! Entertainment, dinner and libations will make this event extra special!

Celebrate this year’s award winners: 

  • Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence: Dr. Gary Lantz, Professor and Section Head of Small Animal Surgery
  • Distinguished Veterinary Technology Alumna Award: Alicea (Schaeffer) Howell, RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP, Animal Behavior Technician
  • Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award: Dr. Stephanie Thomovsky, Clinical Assitant Professor of Veterinary Neurology
  • Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award: Dr. Kevin Hannon, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Excellence in Research Awards: Dr. J. Paul Robinson, Professor of Cytomics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering ; Dr. Suresh Mittal, Professor of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Excellence in Service Award: Dr. Paula Johnson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care
  • Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. Wendy Townsend, Associate Professor of Ophthamology
  • Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence: Dr. Dan Hogan, Professor of Cardiology

Meet Me @ The Mixer

Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom
Network with other conference attendees at this reception honoring the 25th and 50th anniversary classes of the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. There will be a special celebration for Veterinary Technicians and Technologists in attendance for the 40th Anniversary of the Purdue Veterinary Technology Program. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. 

FREE! Admission is included in conference registration. Guests can attend with a registered attendee by selecting the Guest Special Events option for only $25.

Alumni Class Events

Friday, September 30, 2016
Various Locations

Purdue Veterinary Conference is the perfect time to reunite with your classmates! E-mail VetAlumni@purdue.edu if you would like to plan a class reunion or if we can help you publicize it to your classmates.

Click here for more information on class reunion events.

Click here for more information on the Purdue Veterinary Conference and registration.

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