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Police in LaPorte County Receive K9 Narcan Administration Training from PVM ECC Team

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department completed K9 Narcan training thanks to Dr. Paula Johnson, Purdue Veterinary Medicine clinical assistant professor of small animal emergency and critical care, and fellow members of the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Team. The training for first responders in northern Indiana covered symptoms of opioid exposure and basic life saving techniques, including the administration of naloxone, commonly known by the name Narcan, to keep police dogs alive when they are exposed to deadly narcotics.

PVM Junior Veterinarians Honored at Ceremony

Members of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Class of 2019 reached a major milestone Sunday afternoon (April 15) as they took part in the College’s White Coat Ceremony held in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the event, now in its 17th year, recognizes students entering their final year of the DVM program with a ceremonial donning of white coats symbolizing their new role as junior veterinarians.

PVM Research Day Keynote Speaker Explains Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

As part of the annual PVM Research Day, the College of Veterinary Medicine hosted Dr. Filip Swirski, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), who gave the keynote lecture entitled, “Sleep is Good for Your Heart. But How?” A member of the Harvard Immunology PhD program, Dr. Swirski studies innate immunity and leukocyte communication. His research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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