PVM Global Faculty Led Programs

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PVM Faculty are engaged internationally and have built strong ties with different partner universities throughout the world. Faculty-Led programs are headed by PVM faculty throughout the country or countries specified below. These programs are usually offered throughout the summer, and last for 2-3 weeks. Faculty members for these programs have mapped out the day-to-day activities for students.

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People's Republic of China

  • June 2021
  • Exchange Program with Sichuan Agricultural University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Clinical Rotation with short-term internship in Panda Medicine
    About: This two-week faculty-led program is focused on the different aspects of Chinese Veterinary Medicine and designed for our veterinary students in their first through third year. Students will partake in clinical rotations throughout the Sichuan Agricultural University Veterinary Hospital, attend lectures by faculty of Sichuan Agricultural University, visit different small and large clinics throughout the Sichuan Province, and even have the opportunity to participate in a short-term internship in Panda medicine within a Panda base in Ya’an. See Sample Itinerary From Last Year Here
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  • Various dates in 2021
  • Veterinary Technology Program and DVM
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • About: This two-week summer program will be in collaboration with the Asociación Rescate Conservación de Vida Silbestre (ARCAS) Rescue Center in Peten, Guatemala. ARCAS is a non-profit Guatemalan NGO formed in 1989 by a group of Guatemalan citizens who became concerned as they saw their precious natural wildlife -rapidly disappearing before their eyes. Since its establishment, the ARCAS Rescue Center has grown into one of the largest and most complex rescue centers in the world, receiving between 300 and 600 animals of more than 40 species per year. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation as well as engage in a culture that is very different from their own. See More Here
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  • Annually in August or September 
  • Dr. Sarah Steinbach
  • International Clinical Rotation in Veterinary Internal Medicine (Seniors only)
    About: This 3 week rotation spanning 2 blocks combined with your vacation block (blocks 5-6 or 7-8) allows students to complete clinical rotations while experiencing another perspective of animal health care throughout Switzerland and Germany. Students will be able to interact with multiple facilities and veterinarians throughout the region to gain a better understanding of global medicine practices.
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Japan (Exchange) 

  • June 2021
  • Dr. Tomo Inoue
  • International Clinical Exchange Opportunity with Rakuno Gakuen University 
  • About: Dr. Tomo Inoue will lead a 2-week exchange program to Rakuno Gakuen University. This faculty-led exchange program was developed through a partnership between Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Rakuno Gakuen University College of Veterinary Medicine. Both Veterinary Technician students and DVM students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations within the Rakuno Gakuen University Veterinary clinic. These students will be exposed to different aspects of veterinary medicine as well as receive lectures on how the different approaches to veterinary medicine tie into both Japan’s rich history and culture.
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Czech Republic and Austria

  • May-June 2021 (bi-annually)
  • Dr. Steve Thompson
  • Conservation and Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery
  • About: This 3 credit, three week study abroad program is designed for veterinary students in the first two years of their program. The program occurs on site at the Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University (VFU) Brno with an off-site opportunity nearby at the Brno Zoo. The clinical avian and exotic pet program at the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital includes 5 focused clinical exotic pet faculty members and three poultry veterinarians with an exotic pet caseload exceeding 2000 visits a year (in contrast to Purdue’s 280 exotic pet visits/year). The Brno Zoo is a large metropolitan zoo with a full time veterinarian and hospital. Students will be exposed to primary and referral exotic pet care daily as well as conservation and clinical medicine in rotations through a large metropolitan zoo.
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  • Pending Dates
  • Dr. Andrea Santos
  • Pathobiology of Native Brazilian Wildlife: A One Health Approach
    About: This exchange program is designed to provide veterinary students as well as clinical and anatomic pathology residents with hands-on experience of wildlife medicine, using the socially and environmentally comprehensive One Health approach. Purdue Veterinary Medicine will be sending 4-6 students to Iguazu Falls city, Parana State, Brazil. Students will have the opportunity to engage with local specialists in veterinary medicine and wildlife conservation while experiencing the beauty of one of South America’s most unique areas, rich in biodiversity and social culture. Purdue students will be joined by 3-4 Brazilian students for a 2-week program focused on wildlife management, internal medicine, as well as clinical and anatomic pathology of Brazilian wildlife. Each day will include an activity exploring the social and biological features unique to the region and a teaching lecture to synthesize and complement the day’s experience. This program will also expose students to the challenges of environment conservation and the benefits of cross-cultural experiences.
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  • Pending Dates
  • Dr. Sanjeev Narayan
  • International Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine
    About: This 16 day faculty-led program is focused on different aspects of veterinary medicine and designed for our veterinary students in their first through third year. Students will partake in clinical rotations throughout RIVER, attend lectures by faculty, visit different clinics, farms, and have the opportunity and work in fully functional research and diagnostic laboratories, animal husbandry units throughout the area. Students will develop an understanding about the importance of community engagement and get involved in some of the extension projects that RIVER runs (this will be beneficial for MPH students as well).  The institute provides the infrastructure to support student exchanges including comfortable accommodation and highly experienced teaching faculty. 
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