CE Events and Workshops


VCS Seminar: Drs Sommer, Mundy, and Hon

Basal and Luminal Molecular Subtypes in Canine Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma

Presented by: Dr. Breann Sommer, 3rd Year Resident, Oncology

Molecular subtypes of human invasive urothelial carcinoma (InvUC) have recently been identified that differ in cancer behavior and treatment response. Our group  as identified similar subtypes (basal, luminal) in canine InvUC. The purpose of this pilot study was to confirm the presence of basal and luminal molecular subtypes  in a larger sample size of dogs with InvUC and to explore the clinical characteristics associated with subtype.

Comparison of Titanium, Nanosurfaced, and Antimicrobial Coated Transfixation Pins

Presented by: Dr. Lauren Mundy, 3rd Year Resident, LA Surgery

This clinical study looked at the placement of a transfixation pin cast using six 5mm transfixation pins in the third metacarpus of eight horses. The hypothesis was  that antimicrobial coated pins would have less pin loosening and infection and nanosurfaced pins would have increased osseointegration compared to uncoated titanium pins.

Cryopreservation of Feline Red Blood Cells in Liquid Nitrogen Using Glycerol and Hydroxyethyl Starch

Presented by: Dr. Marcelle Hon, 3rd Year Resident, Emergency/Critical Care

One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for attending all 3 seminars.

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Horseman's Forum

Save the date! February 9th, 2019

The purpose of the Horseman's Forum is to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry topics to state-of-the-art medical advancements. The Horseman's Forum will be presented as a one-day seminar where questions and open discussions will be encouraged. Presenters will include Purdue faculty and staff as well as invited speakers. Come and share your passion for horses with Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine!

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Veterinary Nursing Symposium

Save the date! March 24th, 2019

Save the date!  Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosts an annual Veterinary Nursing Symposium to provide an opportunity for veterinary assistants, veterinary nurses, veterinary technology students, and veterinary technicians to obtain approved continuing education credits.

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Wildlife Medicine in Belize and Guatemala

April 7-14, 2019

Join the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for an eight-day continuing education course (approx. 30 hours of continuing education) in Belize and Guatemala with the Belize Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic/Wildlife Institute, focusing on multiple aspects of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. This course will expand veterinary professionals’ knowledge on best practices for wildlife medicine, conservation, and rescue techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences with a variety of wildlife species throughout Latin America and learn from some of the top wildlife veterinary and conservation professionals in the region.

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Building Capacity to Ensure Innovative Solutions to Emerging Animal Welfare Challenges

May 15-16, 2019

A recent Council for Agricultural Science and Technology taskforce report on farm animal welfare identified multiple emerging challenges for U.S. animal agriculture. These include the need for improved understanding of the role of animal welfare in sustainability, antimicrobial resistance, global developments, urban agriculture and assessing animal mental states. This symposium will explore the ways in which diverse people and perspectives can enhance the quality of science and the impact of research and engagement programs required to address these key areas of need.  Experts in animal welfare science will explore these and related topics along with participants from land grant, private and Minority Serving Institutions of higher education as well as different sectors of the agricultural sciences and industries, and their partners in veterinary medicine.  In addition to information-sharing, participants will have the opportunity to participate in working break-out sessions where they will network and identify needs and collaborative partnerships aimed at building capacity to more effectively diversify and grow the discipline to develop innovative solutions. Because student and stakeholder engagement is critical to build capacity and develop novel approaches in animal welfare science, these audiences are particularly encouraged to attend.

This program is presented by the Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science in collaboration with Tuskegee University, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of North Carolina.

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2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference

September 17 - September 21, 2019

 The annual conference is designed to provide Continuing Education (CE) opportunities for the entire veterinary team. Content will include; Bovine, Small Animal, Food Animal, Equine, Exotics, topics of interest for Veterinary Technicians, Professional Development, and Shelter Medicine. All conference sessions and special events will be held on Purdue’s campus locations in West Lafayette, IN.

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