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Stories published by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, listed in chronological order.

Structural Steel Begins to Outline Shape of New Veterinary Hospital

August 7, 2020 - The scene at the construction site for the new Purdue University Veterinary Hospital is changing dramatically as work progresses east of Lynn Hall. Though things have been relatively quiet around campus this summer, progress at the construction site is booming.


Communications Intern Joins PVM Communications Team

August 7, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine communications team is pleased to welcome Jonathan Martz, who started as the new PVM communications intern Thursday, July 30.


Conference Keynote Speaker to Encourage Action by Offering Practical Tips on Diversity and Inclusion

August 7, 2020 - Dr. Kemba Marshall will encourage participants to talk a little less and act a little more during the 2020 Purdue Veterinary Conference Diversity Keynote presentation to be held Thursday, September 24.


Virtual Event Gives Donors Birdseye View of New Purdue University Veterinary Hospital Project

August 7, 2020 - Friends and alumni of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine who have committed a major gift to the new hospital project recently joined Dean Willie Reed and the college's development office for a live, virtual hospital update. More than 25 alumni and friends participated in the Zoom event Tuesday, July 21.


In Memory: Dr. Donn W. Griffith (PU DVM ’68)

August 7, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that Dr. Donn William Griffith (PU DVM '68), of Dublin, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 1, from complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was 78.


Virtual Travel Provides Students with Global Perspectives

July 31, 2020 - Knowing that no one was able to travel globally this summer due to COVID-19, the Office of Global Engagement opted to provide members of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family with a way to virtually travel around the globe to explore the various career paths available to veterinary professionals. Overall, the sessions, tailored to students, were designed to help participants see their careers in a larger global framework.


PVM Study Finds That Disrupting Anxiety is PTSD Service Dog’s Most Important Task for Veterans

July 31, 2020 - Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD. But the exact role service dogs play in the day-to-day lives of veterans – and the helpfulness of the tasks they perform – is less known. A recent study led by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows what trained tasks service dogs perform the most often and which ones are the most helpful to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The study found that the task of disrupting episodes of anxiety ranked among the most important and most often used.


Volunteer Artists Cheer on Purdue University Veterinary Hospital Heroes

July 31, 2020 - People entering or leaving Lynn Hall last Friday afternoon, July 24, were greeted with encouraging splashes of color and text on the sidewalks adjacent to the Small and Large Animal Hospital entrances. The artwork was the work of the family of Alan Schrope, Purdue University Veterinary Hospital administrator.


New Residents Begin PVM Clinical and Diagnostic Programs

July 31, 2020 - A group of veterinarians began the next phase of their careers this month as they arrived on campus to begin advanced specialty training in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.


External Funding Increased in 2020 Fiscal Year as PVM Faculty Brought in More Research Dollars

July 24, 2020 - The external funding of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine grew during the 2019-2020 fiscal year to a total of $12,095,137, an increase of nearly 10% compared with the previous fiscal year.


Purdue Innovators, Including Dr. Riyi Shi, Receive $1.3 Million Grant for Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s Research

July 24, 2020 - A team of Purdue University scholars led by professors from the Colleges of Science and Veterinary Medicine have received new support as they work to develop solutions to what U.S. military officials call an alarming trend in dementia among wounded soldiers. The same researchers also seek solutions to better treat Alzheimer’s disease. Innovators from several disciplines across the university make-up the Purdue research team that received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Defense for their work in this area.


Learn to Say “No” So You Can Say “Yes” to What Matters Most at Virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference

July 24, 2020 - Veterinarian Mia Cary will help participants in the first virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference discover how to say “no” in order to say “yes” to the things that matter most when she gives the Wellness Keynote on Wednesday, September 23.


PVM Faculty Collaborate on $1 Million Research Project into Rapid Sensor Technology for Cattle Disease

July 17, 2020 - Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Purdue University researchers, including faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine, are developing technology to reduce diagnosis time to about 30 minutes.


Virtual Celebration Honors Retiring Professor of Veterinary Parasitology Joe Camp

July 17, 2020 - For 17 years, Dr. Joe Camp faithfully and effectively taught parasitology to veterinary students as a professor in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He also served as the Purdue University secretary of faculties during that time. Colleagues and former students gathered virtually on his last day at the university Tuesday, June 30 to congratulate him and wish him well on the occasion of his retirement.


Seven Faculty Members Honored for Promotions and Special Appointments

July 17, 2020 - The commitment of Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine to foster growth took center stage as Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed recognized several faculty members during the college’s annual Promotions Celebration Wednesday, July 15. Conducted virtually, using the Zoom platform, the program honored a total of seven faculty members for being promoted or receiving special appointments.


Fellow Specialists Help with Virtual Pinning to Honor Veterinary Technician Specialist Brittany Laflen

July 17, 2020 - The Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) welcomed its newest members this summer, including Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS (Neurology), small animal surgery/neurology technician in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. Brittany is one of only 15 members inducted into the AIMVT in 2019, of which only three received a specialty designation in neurology.


Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding PVM Staff

July 10, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine honored several staff and faculty members during a virtual version of the traditional Outstanding Staff and Bravo Awards Ceremony Wednesday, July 8. Dean Willie Reed presented the awards during a program on the Zoom platform, which he opened by saying, “Even though we can’t be together in person for this special occasion, it’s important to honor the significant accomplishments of the people we will recognize today.”


Foundations Unite to Support PVM Comparative Oncology Research

July 10, 2020 - You can’t put a price on unconditional love and affection from a pet. But an avid animal-loving Indiana couple’s gratitude for the opportunity to spend more time with their beloved, cancer-stricken canine companion inspired a $1 million gift to support the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP) that is part of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and an integral component of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (PCCR).


Dr. Andy Roark Headlines 2020 Purdue Veterinary Conference

July 10, 2020 - Going virtual won’t stop the 2020 Purdue Veterinary Conference from offering an agenda that includes exceptional speakers and hot topics in the veterinary profession. One of the highlights this year is Dr. Andy Roark, who will serve as the Dr. Jack and Naomi Stockton / Class of 1971 Lecture keynote speaker, as well as a lecturer for the practice management track.


New Cohort Joins Veterinary Hospital Staff

July 10, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Hospital welcomes a new class of interns, as well as the 2020 Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident, to the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family.


Students to Benefit from Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association Appropriations

June 30, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA) Board of Directors has approved financial support for three new initiatives that will help Purdue Veterinary Medicine students and recruitment efforts in the upcoming academic year.  The board made the budget decisions during a meeting held virtually on June 9. In preparing its 2020-2021 fiscal-year budget, the board sought...


Pet-Friendly Safety Tips for the July 4th Weekend

June 30, 2020 - Independence Day goes hand in hand with celebration, good food, and fireworks, but loud noises and explosions aren’t as fun for your pet as they may be for you.


Purdue Veterinary Student Wins Prize in Veterinary History Essay Contest

June 26, 2020 - A string of strong performances by Purdue veterinary students in a national veterinary history essay contest continued this year with four entries being submitted, one of which placed second. Congratulations to Anna Adams, of the DVM Class of 2021, who won Second Prize in the Smithcors Veterinary History Essay Contest.


Registration Open for Virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference

June 26, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Conference will feature a new twist for 2020, as it will be offered in a virtual format, which will allow attendees to join in on conference sessions and activities from their own home or office. The conference will utilize an app, called “Whova,” to launch the event in a virtual format, showcasing our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap in veterinary medicine! Conference registration is now open.


In Memory: Dr. William “Bill” Tietz (PU PhD ’61)

June 26, 2020 - A veterinarian who earned his PhD at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to become president of Montana State University, Dr. William "Bill" Tietz (PU PhD '61), of Bozeman, Mont., died June 10. He was 93.


Two PVM Faculty Named as Distinguished Professors

June 26, 2020 - The Purdue University Board of Trustees ratified four distinguished professors, including two in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at its board meeting June 11. The two PVM faculty are Dr. Ourania Andrisani, who was named a Distinguished Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, and Dr. Deborah Knapp, who was named a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology. They are the first women faculty members in the college’s history to be named distinguished professors.


Paradox of addressing animal welfare while dehumanizing people

June 17, 2020 - At a point in time where a global pandemic is threatening human health and an extraordinary public awakening about systemic racism is fueling societal unrest in the U.S. and across the world, it feels a little tone deaf to be discussing animal welfare. Nonetheless, fueled in part by public discussions of the food chain breaking...


In Memory: Longtime PVM Staff Member Elizabeth “Liz” Brooks

June 12, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is deeply saddened by the passing of Liz Brooks. A key contributor to the college's Business Office team and part of the PVM family for over 20 years, Liz passed away Sunday, June 7.


White Coat Ceremony Combines Tradition with Virtual Reality

June 12, 2020 - After students braved the “new normal” brought on during the spring semester by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine sought to ensure their memorable achievements were recognized. So a beloved tradition known as the White Coat Ceremony became all the more important this year to mark the third-year students’ transition into their clinical experiences. With no way to safely conduct in-person events, teams set about planning a White Coat Ceremony in the realm of virtual reality.


Global Engagement Launches Summer Online Series

June 12, 2020 - With study abroad plans cancelled in light of university travel restrictions this summer, the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Office of Global Engagement has launched an online series, “Global Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine.” Tailored to students, the series aims to provide a better understanding of veterinary medicine’s impact throughout the world and give participants a comprehensive view of the various career paths available to veterinary professionals by way of a virtual trip around the world.


In Memory: Dr. Lisa Rozgony (PU DVM ‘76)

June 5, 2020 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumna, Dr. Lisa Rozgony, passed away May 17 in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was 67.


Graduate Students Honored with PVM Research Day Awards

June 5, 2020 - Among the many changes to Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s spring schedule induced by the COVID-19 pandemic was the cancellation of the annual PVM Research Day. Nevertheless recipients were selected for the research awards customarily presented during the event.


Protect Purdue Initiative Spotlights ADDL Director in Crowdfunding Video

June 5, 2020 - Purdue University has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the Protect Purdue initiative and the critical resources required for the safe reopening of campus this fall, and a video in support of the campaign spotlights the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.


Your pets are stressed out, too

May 29, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans – but chances are, their furry companions are likely feeling the same way. Dr. Niwako Ogata, an associate professor of veterinary behavior medicine in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, says pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners who are coping with lifestyle...


COVID-19 and Animal Behavior

May 26, 2020 - Just recently Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney was interviewed by Jim Richards on Newstalk 1010 about how COVID-19 is affecting animals and pets. You can listen along at iHeartRadio.


Virtual Alumni Panel Highlights Importance of Mental Health

May 22, 2020 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which served as an excellent opportunity for Purdue Veterinary Medicine to shed light on an incredibly important, yet difficult topic to address in the veterinary profession. The college hosted a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, May 19, to provide an outlet for veterinary professionals to candidly talk about how they are addressing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.


PVM’s Next Giant Leap Takes the College’s Annual Conference Virtual

May 22, 2020 - At the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, we are persistent in our pursuit of the next giant leap in veterinary medicine. What better opportunity to showcase that than during the 2020 Purdue Veterinary Conference!


Tradition Triumphs as Purdue and PVM Host Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

May 22, 2020 - Life is unpredictable, as we have been so starkly reminded in the past few months. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began to obliterate plans for long-held spring-time traditions, especially graduation ceremonies, we all had a chance to realize anew that the success which earns true respect does not flow from an absence of change, but from the character, tenacity, and persistence required to meld change into new opportunity. So, as Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine recognized that there was no way to safely conduct in-person May commencement exercises, teams set about planning something unprecedented – graduation ceremonies in the realm of virtual reality.


PVM Graduation Celebration Recognizes Award Recipients

May 22, 2020 - The virtual Graduation Celebration hosted by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in lieu of traditional commencement exercises included the recognition of recipients of faculty, resident, intern, and student awards. Typically the awards would have been presented at the Graduation Gala on the eve of commencement, but due to the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the award recognition was incorporated into the college’s virtual celebration that was streamed via Facebook Live Saturday, May 16.


Purdue On-demand Commencement Honors PVM Graduates

May 22, 2020 - In a normal year, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s traditional Oath Ceremony would follow the Purdue University commencement exercises in the Elliott Hall of Music, yet this year’s far-from-normal events induced by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a heroic effort to develop alternate plans. Purdue University converted its beloved traditional commencement ceremony into an on-demand virtual presentation, which included the reading of the names of DVM and Veterinary Nursing graduates.


Virtual White Coat Ceremony Planned to Honor DVM Class of 2021

May 22, 2020 - Arrangements are being made for a virtual White Coat Ceremony in June to recognize members of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM Class of 2021 during their transition into their clinical year. As the spring semester concluded with courses being moved to online formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional White Coat Ceremony that would have taken place in the Purdue Memorial Union in April was postponed, and plans were put in place to conduct the event virtually.


Virtual Oath Ceremony Continues PVM Commencement Tradition Tomorrow

May 15, 2020 - There’s a time for gaining respect and a time for showing respect, and those two realities will converge tomorrow (Saturday, May 16) as the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosts a virtual version of its traditional Oath Ceremony for the DVM and Veterinary Nursing Class of 2020.


Veterinary Exotic Animal Club Wins Purdue Outstanding Program Award

May 15, 2020 - Veterinary students earn respect not only by completing a famously rigorous curriculum, but also by going above and beyond in the process, pursuing particular areas of interest and helping others along the way. Such is true of members of the Purdue Veterinary Exotic Animal Club (PVEAC) – the club which this year won the Outstanding Program Award, presented by Purdue Student Activities and Organizations.


Purdue Veterinary Hospital Welcomes Mask Donation from the Greater Lafayette Chinese Community

May 15, 2020 - Community support continues to pour in for the Purdue Veterinary Hospital in the form of facemask donations for hospital employees. In addition to individual donations, the hospital received a bulk donation from the Greater Lafayette Chinese Community Thursday, May 7.


Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist

May 11, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by CNN on how the closure of meatpacking plants are forcing farmers to turn to Craigslist to sell their animals. Read the full story at Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist on CNN.


The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals.

May 11, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by VOX about the ripple effects of meat packing plant closures. You can read the full story at The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals on Vox.


A real life ‘Contagion’: Humans may be to blame for viruses jumping from animals to us

May 11, 2020 - It could be a real-life “Contagion,” much like the movie. As a deadly pandemic spreads across the globe, a timely new study has identified key drivers of “virus spillover” from mammals to humans. “The lack of awareness in the society for climate change and the role of wildlife has multiplied this problem to many folds. The wildlife...


CORONAVIRUS: A warning shot from nature?

May 11, 2020 - Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of VirologyUniversity, was featured in TRT World’s Round Table Discussion on COVID19.


Purdue Veterinary COVID-19 Information

May 8, 2020 - Official COVID-19 Information about Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue Veterinary Hospital, and Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory


Virtual Alumni Panel Discussion Keeps Veterinary Professionals Together Even While Apart

May 8, 2020 - The topic of how veterinarians are adapting their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic spawned healthy discussion as Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a virtual panel discussion Wednesday, April 29. The panel featured three PVM alumni who candidly shared their unique experiences navigating these uncharted waters during this unprecedented time.


In Memory: Dr. Robert E. Matus (PU DVM ’77)

May 8, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that a member of the DVM Class of 1977, Dr. Robert E. Matus, has died. Dr. Matus passed away at his home in West Oneonta, N.Y., on April 28. He was 71.


Global Faculty Series Wraps Up by Shining Spotlight on Dr. Marxa Figueiredo

May 8, 2020 - During the final week of the spring semester, the Vet Gazette brings its Global Faculty Series to a close with a feature on Dr. Marxa Figueiredo, associate professor of basic medical sciences.


Media Outlets Turn to PVM Experts for Insights Related to COVID-19

May 8, 2020 - Two Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members, Dr. Suresh MIttal and Dr. Candace Croney, have been interviewed recently by major media outlets seeking perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic.


Purdue Veterinary Hospital: A message for our clients

May 8, 2020 - Updated intake procedures for our clients when dropping off animals at the Purdue Veterinary Hospital. At the Purdue Veterinary Hospital, our team is committed to providing the highest quality of care for all our clients and patients. In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic we have taken additional precautionary measures to support social distancing...


Community Shows Support Through Facemask Donations to the Purdue Veterinary Hospital

May 1, 2020 - When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued safety guidelines on the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Purdue Veterinary Hospital Director Ellen Lowery sent out a request to the PVM family seeking donations of cloth facemasks to use in the hospital. The response from the Purdue community has been overwhelming.


In Memory: Former Dean Hugh Bilson Lewis

May 1, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Hugh Bilson Lewis, former dean of the College, who died Saturday, April 25. He was 79.


Global Faculty Series Shines Spotlight on Dr. Kushiro-Banker

May 1, 2020 - As the end of the 2019-2020 school year draws close, the Vet Gazette continues to share stories about the global perspectives of Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members. This week’s feature shines the spotlight on Dr. Tokiko Kushiro-Banker, a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist and clinical assistant professor.


More Than Meets the Eye: Veterinary Ophthalmologist Wendy Townsend Focuses on Animal Eye Conditions

May 1, 2020 - Dr. Wendy Townsend, associate professor of ophthalmology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has focused her career and research in veterinary medicine on diagnosing and treating eye conditions in animals.


The Road from Farm to Table

April 29, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University, and Dr. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, answer questions, provide background, and insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal welfare. Read...


Virtual Graduation Celebration Planned to Honor PVM Class of 2020

April 24, 2020 - Plans are underway for a virtual Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduation ceremony in May to recognize members of the College’s Class of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted cancellation of the traditional commencement exercises.


Dr. GuangJun Zhang Shares His Journey to Purdue in Global Faculty Feature

April 24, 2020 - The Vet Gazette continues to spotlight Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s global faculty with this week’s feature on Dr. GuangJun Zhang, the John T. and Winifred M. Hayward Associate Professor of Genetic Research, Genetic Epidemiology and Comparative Medicine.


New Video Shares Message of Caring from the Purdue Veterinary Hospital

April 24, 2020 - The persistent pursuit of providing quality, compassionate and expert care to animals in need of urgent and emergency treatment is the focus of a new video published on the Purdue Veterinary Hospital website.


BMS Professor Sherry Harbin Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

April 24, 2020 - The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Professor of Basic Medical Sciences Sherry Harbin into its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer.


New Assistant Dean at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is Purdue Alumna

April 24, 2020 - Dr. Sara Connolly, a member of the Purdue DVM Class of 2006, now is serving in the newly created position of assistant dean for student success at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.


Global Faculty Series Begins with Feature on Dr. Laurent Couëtil

April 17, 2020 - In the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, we benefit from a truly international faculty. Though they have ties around the globe, they call Purdue Veterinary Medicine family, and the campus community home. Over the next few weeks we will spotlight several of these faculty members, beginning with Dr. Laurent Couëtil, professor of large animal internal medicine and director of the Equine Sports Medicine Center.


Purdue VOICE Chapter Receives 2019 Programming Excellence Award

April 17, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Purdue’s Chapter of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Excellence) has won the organization’s National Programming Excellence Award.


ADDL Begins Limited Testing of Human COVID-19 Samples to Expand Indiana’s Testing Capacity

April 17, 2020 - Purdue University is continuing to lend expertise and resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing Indiana’s testing capacity through the capabilities of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Maguire Jackson Encourages Focus on Wellness

April 17, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s lead therapist, Colleen Maguire Jackson, PhD, HSPP, is working to help PVM faculty, staff, and students adjust to the new lifestyle that the world has had to adopt due to COVID-19.


Purdue starts limited COVID-19 testing in diagnostic lab; goal to expand state’s capacity in serving patients

April 17, 2020 - Purdue University is continuing to lend expertise and resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic through increasing Indiana’s testing capacity for the virus thanks to a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana hospitals.


Faculty invited to present pandemic-related knowledge in short videos for the public

April 16, 2020 - O'Haire is one of more than a dozen Purdue faculty members – and growing ­– who are now sharing knowledge pertinent to the pandemic crisis in short videos collected on a new website.


Founder of Veterinary Specialist Services Conducts Online Koala Conservation Lecture

April 10, 2020 - Taking Purdue University’s shift to remote instruction in stride, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Engagement team welcomed Dr. Philip Moses, koala conservation expert, for a live Zoom lecture on Monday, April 6.


BMS Scholar Helps Lead Cancer Research Team Harnessing Protein Power to Stop Tumor Growth

April 10, 2020 - Dr. Marxa Figueiredo, associate professor of basic medical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, played a leadership role on a team of Purdue University scientists who have created a new therapy option that may help halt tumor growth in certain cancers such as prostate, which is among the most common types of cancer in men.


Video Series Delivers Virtual Interactive Lessons for Kids

April 10, 2020 - A program through Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Engagement is reaching children across the country through virtual means to continue inspiring future veterinarians.


So You’re Working from Home with Your Pet? Tips for Managing your “Fur-workers”

April 10, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, who holds a joint appointment in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture as professor of animal behavior and well-being and professor of animal sciences, is used to sharing her workspace with companion animals. The same cannot be said for millions of Americans now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Croney offers some thoughts about benefitting from and adjusting to new “fur workers.”


Veterinary Clinical Sciences Trio to Receive Promotions

April 10, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the upcoming promotions of three faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year. The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved promotions for faculty all across the campus last week, including Drs. Marije Risselada, Nolie Parnell and Timothy Lescun, all in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.


Dean Willie Reed Named to Purdue University Safe Campus Task Force

April 3, 2020 - A newly established Purdue University Safe Campus Task Force will be co-chaired by College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed. Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the formation of the task force in a communication to the University community Tuesday, March 31, as a way to begin preparing for the start of a new academic year next fall in the midst of many uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Construction Crews Continue Making Progress on New Veterinary Hospital Site

April 3, 2020 - The site of the new veterinary hospital keeps changing as crews continue construction work that began in mid-February. The new facilities are slated to be completed by December 2021 and open for business by Spring 2022.


Heartfelt Thank You from the Class of 2020 Yields Heartfelt Response

April 3, 2020 - Faculty and staff were pleasantly surprised this week with a token of gratitude by the College’s Class of 2020.


Veterinary Professionals Gained Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Experience through Unique CE Program in Belize

April 3, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement and Office of Lifelong Learning hosted an eight-day continuing education course in Belize and Guatemala early in March.


OHAIRE Research Group Highlights Benefits of Social Distancing with Pets

April 3, 2020 - As the coronavirus pandemic is forcing people all over the world to practice social distancing and stay home – some of their housemates might be making the transition easier: their pets. Scholars with the Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education (OHAIRE) in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine have expertise regarding the support and stress relief that pets are able to provide during challenging times, especially like the present circumstances.


PVM Participates in Purdue Campus Drive for Food Finders Food Bank

April 3, 2020 - During this trying time, food insecurity is striking those of all walks of life, including children, seniors, and families. For the next two weeks, April 6-17, Purdue Veterinary Medicine is participating in the 2020 Purdue University College to College Food Drive Challenge to support the Food Finders Food Bank.


Well-Being Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff

March 27, 2020 - A message from Psychologist and PVM Lead Therapist Colleen Maguire Jackson, Ph.D., HSPP Hello PVM Family, It is understandable if the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and the adjustments we have to make to personal, professional, and academic lives are causing increased stress and anxiety.  This is a reminder that as we continue to make...


Update from the Veterinary Medical Library

March 27, 2020 - Purdue Libraries physical locations are now closed, except Hicks Undergrad Library, which is opened only for students who need internet access. The Veterinary Medical Library commons area is still accessible to the PVM community using swipe cards, but the service desk and stacks are closed. However, the Veterinary Medical Library is “open” as an online...


PVM Graduate Students Stand Out at Health and Disease Poster Session

March 27, 2020 - When Purdue University hosted the seventh annual “Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research Poster Session” just before Spring Break, Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate students showed-up in force. Held March 5 in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom, the event offered cash prizes for the top three posters in each of six categories and PVM participants claimed three of the awards.


Dr. Bret Marsh Honored with Prestigious Service Award

March 27, 2020 - In recognition of his persistent pursuit of improved animal health, Indiana State Veterinarian Bret Marsh (PU DVM ’84), recently was awarded the National Pork Board’s Distinguished Service Award.


Alumnus Appointed as New AASV President

March 27, 2020 - Dr. Jeffrey Harker (PU DVM ’94) assumed the top office in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) earlier this month when he began his term as the association’s president. This next step for Dr. Harker in his career dedicated to swine practice reflects a pattern of service in multiple organizations.


Update on PVM Measures Related to COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine continues to fulfill its missions of serving animal owners, protecting public health and food safety, preparing the next generation of veterinary medical professionals and conducting veterinary and comparative medical research, while taking extra measures and precautions to protect our faculty, staff, students and clients in the midst of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Update – ADDL Continues Providing Services

March 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Update – ADDL Continues Providing Services The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Heeke ADDL, located at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center in Dubois, Ind., are committed to continue supporting veterinarians, animal owners and the agriculture industry, and protecting public health and the food supply. ...


Can your pet help you cope during social distancing? Science says yes.

March 19, 2020 - WHAT: The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people all over the world to practice social distancing and stay home – but some of their housemates might be making the transition easier: their pets. Researchers at the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine say pets can provide a source of social support during stressful times...


Purdue Veterinary Hospital Updates Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

March 19, 2020 - In order to protect the health and safety of our clients, our staff, and our community, the Purdue Veterinary Hospital has had to make some difficult decisions resulting in new policies.  The changes began taking effect as of Wednesday morning, March 18 and will be fully implemented by Friday, March 20.  The Purdue Veterinary Hospital...


Dr. Sandra San Miguel Receives AAVMC’s National Iverson Bell Award

March 13, 2020 - The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) recognized Dr. Sandra San Miguel, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s associate dean for engagement, for her tireless efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine by presenting her with the 2020 Iverson Bell Award.


Prestigious Veterinary Teaching Award Presented to PVM Alumnus

March 13, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate Jerome Masty (PU DVM '78), a member of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, recently was honored as the recipient of the 2019 AAVMC Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award.


New Staff Member Joins PVM Student Services

March 13, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome Deb Burrow to the Student Services Center team. Deb started Monday, March 9, as the office’s administrative assistant.


PVM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Receives AAVMC Presidential Award

March 13, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s own Dr. Kathy Salisbury, associate dean for academic affairs, was honored as a recipient of the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’s (AAVMC) Presidential Award for Meritorious Service at the organization’s 2020 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Launched for PVM

March 6, 2020 - Months of work by Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Diversity Action Committee (DAC) came to fruition last Friday (February 28) as the College’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan was shared during a meeting that served as the official plan launch.


DVM Student Wins National Award for Essay on Wildlife Rehabilitation

March 6, 2020 - Shelbie Dell, a member of the Purdue DVM Class of 2021, is one small step closer to her goal of become a wildlife veterinarian, thanks to a major scholarship award from the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA).


New Social Media Series Shares Personal Stories of People of PVM

March 6, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s social media team has kicked-off a brand new series aimed at showcasing PVM faculty, staff, and students.


Can You Feel the Love: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

March 4, 2020 - We’ve all heard the saying “dog is a man’s best friend” but what does science say about our bond with animals? Studies show that our pets and service animals can increase connection between humans by improving mental, social and emotional functioning. In this episode, Kerri Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate at the Purdue University Center for...


PVM Alumni Win Election to WVC Leadership Positions

February 28, 2020 - Two Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduates recently won election to key leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the WVC, now known as the Viticus Group, which hosts the annual WVC Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Debbie White (PU DVM ’94), who just completed a five-year term as a director, was elected vice-president. Dr. Miguel Ortiz (PU DVM 2009) won election as a new director on the board.


Alumni Presented with Prestigious IVMA Awards

February 28, 2020 - The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) recently honored three Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni as award recipients at the organization’s 2020 Crossroads Veterinary Conference. Drs. Jerry Rodenbarger (PU DVM ‘79), Steve Sunbury (PU DVM ’93), and Denise Katz (PU DVM 2011) each received prestigious IVMA awards during the annual meeting, which was held in Noblesville, Ind. from January 30 to February 1.


Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Welcomes New Staff Member

February 28, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome the newest addition to the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Jessyca Waddell, who accepted the position of Vet Up! Outreach Coordinator, effective February 10.


More PVM Students Earn Certificates of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

February 28, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognizing a group of DVM and veterinary nursing students who recently completed their Certificates of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Developed in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the certificate program is offered through PVM’s Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.


Alumni Reception Brings Together PVM Graduates at WVC Annual Conference

February 21, 2020 - Alumni and friends of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, including two candidates for WVC leadership positions, gathered for the annual PVM Alumni Reception during the 2020 WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.


DVM Student Pursues Her Passion with Elite Equine Experience in the Middle East

February 21, 2020 - For Caitlin Smith, a member of the DVM Class of 2020, the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap took her across the globe to Dubai, where she became the first Purdue veterinary student to participate in the highly selective Dubai Equine Hospital Externship Program.


PVM Professor Helps Develop New Technology for Laser-Driven Pathogen Detection

February 21, 2020 - Professor J. Paul Robinson in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences worked with a team of Purdue researchers to develop new technology to help stop the spread of foodborne illnesses, which kill 3,000 people a year. The technology combines innovative assays with laser pulses to detect these illnesses more efficiently.


PVM Researcher Shares Insights about African Cancer Research on Global Cancer Information Website

February 21, 2020 - The online platform ecancer, which seeks to raise the standards of care for cancer patients across the world through education, recently posted a video of an interview with Dr. Sulma Mohammed, professor of cancer biology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.


Horseman’s Forum Provides Valuable Education Opportunity for Equine Enthusiasts

February 14, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomed over 200 attendees to the 2020 Horseman’s Forum at Lynn Hall this past weekend. The annual event is aimed at educating horse owners and equine professionals about today’s horse health issues.


Site Prep Underway for New Veterinary Teaching Hospital

February 14, 2020 - The changing landscape east of Lynn Hall reflects the start of the first phase of the new Veterinary Teaching Hospital project.


New Purdue Veterinary Hospital Director Welcomed at Reception

February 14, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff had the opportunity to welcome Dr. Ellen Lowery as the new Veterinary Teaching Hospital director and clinical professor during a reception in her honor February 5 in Lynn Hall.


BMS Scholar Helps Lead Team Studying Worldwide Patented Innovations Available for Gene Therapy Treatment

February 14, 2020 - The global gene therapy market is expected to reach $13 billion by 2024 as new treatment options target cancers and other diseases. Dr. Marxa Figueiredo, associate professor of basic medical sciences in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, has helped lead a team of scientists from Purdue and other research institutions around the world who came together to better understand the growing number of worldwide patented innovations available for gene therapy treatment.


Purdue’s Evolved Brand Provides the Next Giant Leap for PVM

February 14, 2020 - The word is out – Purdue University has a new look and a new framework for sharing its powerful story in a unified voice focused on Boilermaker determination and achievements toward building a better world together. Captured in the phrase, “Purdue University, the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap,” is the essence of the new branding that officially launched January 30.


Novel techniques for mining patented gene therapies offer promising treatment options for cancers, other diseases

February 10, 2020 - The global gene therapy market is expected to reach $13 billion by 2024 as new treatment options target cancers and other diseases. Now, a team of scientists from Purdue University and other research institutions around the world have come together to better understand the growing number of worldwide patented innovations available for gene therapy treatment. They specifically focus on...


Express Your Creativity through PVM’s Monthly Photo Contest

February 7, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine Communications Team is launching the PVM Photo Contest! The contest will be conducted monthly via Instagram, providing an opportunity for the College's students, faculty, and staff to show off their creativity and win prizes.


Clinical Year Student from Ross University Shares Talent as a Wildlife Artist

February 7, 2020 - When Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine student Joe Richichi recently completed his fourth-year clinical rotations at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital, he met the requirements for graduation, but at the same time, left something behind, intentionally. That something relates to his remarkable artistic talent, which helped put him through veterinary school.


Veterinary Nursing Program Assistant Director Takes Reins as NAVC President

February 7, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s own Paige Allen, MS, RVT, assistant director of academic advising and recruiting for the College’s Veterinary Nursing Program, is now serving as president of the NAVC (North American Veterinary Community) Board of Directors.


Veterinarian-Entrepreneur Visits Lynn Hall to Speak to Students About Diversity

February 7, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomed reality TV personality and veterinarian Diarra Blue to Lynn Hall on Tuesday, February 4, to speak to veterinary students about what diversity means in the field of veterinary medicine.


In Memory: Dr. Scott Borter (PU DVM ’89)

January 31, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that Dr. Scott E. Borter (PU DVM ’89) of Odon, Ind., died Friday, January 24. He was 55.


Interview Day Two Wraps-up Tonight

January 31, 2020 - A host of people visiting Lynn Hall today (Friday, January 31) signaled the second of two DVM interview days, with prospective students coming to the College of Veterinary Medicine from around Indiana and across the country in hopes of being admitted to the Purdue DVM Class of 2024.


Dr. Colleen Maguire Jackson Joins PVM Staff as New Full-time Psychologist

January 31, 2020 - As of Monday, January 27, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has a full-time licensed counseling psychologist on staff with almost 20 years of experience providing counseling for college students. Colleen Maguire Jackson, PhD, HSPP, has provided a range of clinical services to students at Purdue University for the past 15 years.


Upcoming Veterinary Nursing Symposium Provides Affordable High Quality CE

January 31, 2020 - The sixth annual Purdue Veterinary Nursing Symposium will be held in Lynn Hall on Sunday, March 22, providing veterinary assistants, veterinary nursing or technology students, and veterinary nurses/technicians the opportunity to obtain up to 7.5 continuing education credits.


Inclusive Excellence Week Facilitates Discussions about Diversity at PVM

January 31, 2020 - The week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was filled with a variety of events for the PVM family, organized by the College’s chapter of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment), as part of its third annual Inclusive Excellence Week January 20-23.


View Photos from PVM’s Year-end Recognition Ceremony

January 24, 2020 - Photos taken at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual year-end recognition and awards ceremony now can be viewed in an online gallery.


PVM Welcomes Prospective Students to First DVM Class of 2024 Interview Day

January 24, 2020 - Prospective students hoping for a seat in the Purdue DVM Class of 2024 are visiting the College of Veterinary Medicine today (Friday, January 24)! This is the first of two interview days being conducted by the College. The second interview day will be next Friday, January 31.


The Human-Animal Bond and Mental Health of Veterinarians is Topic of PVM Sponsored Lecture at VMX

January 24, 2020 - Attendees at the VMX national veterinary conference in Orlando, Fla., had an opportunity to learn about correlations between the human-animal bond and mental health issues facing the veterinary medical profession during a special lecture co-sponsored by Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Elanco Animal Health.


Longtime PVM Staff Member Kris Kazmierczak Receives Nostalgic Farewell

January 24, 2020 - After more than four decades of service to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Kris Kazmierczak, RVT, has retired as the veterinary research technical assistant for the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. PVM faculty and staff congratulated Kris at a farewell reception held in her honor January 16 in the Veterinary Medical Library.


Alumni Gather During PVM Reception at VMX Conference

January 24, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni, friends, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to gather together in Orlando, Fla. at the annual Purdue Alumni Reception hosted by the College during the North American Veterinary Community’s (NAVC) annual VMX Conference.


Veterinarian with Private Industry and Academic Experience Appointed as New Purdue Veterinary Hospital Director

January 17, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has selected Dr. Ellen Lowery, a veterinarian on the faculty of Kansas State University, as the new director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed announced the appointment, which is effective February 1.


BMS Faculty Member Named as New Director of Center for Paralysis Research

January 17, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine congratulates Dr. Riyi Shi, professor of neuroscience in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS), on his appointment as the new director of the Center for Paralysis Research (CPR) in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The appointment, which was announced by Dean Willie Reed, took effect December 1, 2019.


PVM Family Welcomes Part-time Therapist Catherine Lawhorne

January 17, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome Catherine Lawhorne, MA, LMHC as a part-time therapist. Catherine is one of two therapists hired by the College.


DVM Class of 2024 Interviews Commence Next Week

January 17, 2020 - Over the next two Fridays, more than 300 prospective students will be visiting Lynn Hall to interview for a spot in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM Class of 2024!


Register Soon for the 2020 Horseman’s Forum to Catch Early Bird Rates

January 17, 2020 - The popular Horseman’s Forum at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is just a few weeks away and early bird registration rates are still available.


In Memory: Dr. Laurel (Neff) Fritzen (PU DVM 2001)

January 10, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that Dr. Laurel Michelle (Neff) Fritzen (PU DVM 2001) passed away suddenly at her home in Morton Grove, Ill., on December 11, 2019. She was 45.


PVM Faculty Honored for Years of Service

January 10, 2020 - The Purdue University administration recognized years of service by faculty members, including several Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, at the Faculty Service Recognition Luncheon, Tuesday, December 10, 2019.


Staff and Faculty Recognized at PVM’s Year-end Awards Program

January 10, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family gathered at the end of 2019 to honor staff and faculty for special accomplishments and to recognize staff members celebrating service anniversaries.


PVM Equine Research Featured in new Big Ten Network Video

January 10, 2020 - A new video produced for the Big Ten Network features research being done in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine on equine asthma. The story includes interviews with Dr. Laurent Couëtil, director of Purdue’s Equine Sports Medicine Center and professor of large animal internal medicine, and Dr. Katy Ivester, equine research scientist.


Veterinary Nursing Graduates Recognized at December Commencement

January 10, 2020 - The 2019 holiday season was extra special for 10 Purdue veterinary nursing students who earned their degrees in December.


Parking Changes Today Signal Progress Toward Construction of New Hospital

January 10, 2020 - The permanent closing of the permit parking areas east of Lynn today (Friday, January 10) marks the next step in the start of construction of the new Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Print Makers Leave Their Mark

December 16, 2019 - Philanthropy has often been defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by generous donations to good causes. The Pacesetters quoted below understand the impact that the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has on individuals, pets, and students, and find true value in its cause.


Pacesetters Lead New Hospital Campaign with Major Gifts

December 16, 2019 - As part of its 60th Anniversary celebration this year, Purdue Veterinary Medicine announced plans to build a new veterinary hospital, combining world-class experts with a premier facility and advanced technology. In order to set a strong foundation for the related Leave A Print fundraising campaign, PVM has been searching for 60 Pacesetters to make lead major gifts of $25,000 or more to the project.


PVM Ever True Campaign Achieves Record Results

December 16, 2019 - The Purdue University Ever True campaign concluded June 30, resulting in the largest and most successful fundraising initiative in the University’s history.


Retirements Conclude Careers for Three PVM Faculty

December 16, 2019 - After years of teaching, research, and service at Purdue University, three Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members retired over the summer and were named professors emeriti.


Welcome New PVM Faculty

December 16, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the following faculty members during the 2019 academic year. Please join us in welcoming them to the PVM family.


Purdue Alumnus Bret Marsh Recognized with American Veterinary Medical Association Award

December 16, 2019 - The American Veterinary Medical Association selected Dr. Bret Marsh (PU DVM ’84), Indiana State Veterinarian, to receive its Public Service Award, which was presented during the 2019 AVMA Annual Convention held in Washington, D.C.


Faculty and Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Celebration

December 16, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recognized two Distinguished Alumni and ten faculty members during the annual Awards Celebration held September 18 during the 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference. The event was a high point of the conference week.


Major National Award Recognizes Purdue Veterinarian for Outstanding Public Service

December 16, 2019 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member and administrator gained national recognition this summer at Multiplying Good’s national Jefferson Awards Gala, when she was recognized for her work aimed at broadening diversity in the veterinary medical profession.


Vet Up! College: Inaugural Graduation Celebrates Achievements

December 16, 2019 - This summer, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed its first class of Vet Up!® College students. Vet Up! College is a six-week program for undergraduate students who are serious about going to veterinary school. Participants experience first-hand what it is like to be a veterinary student.


First-year DVM and Veterinary Nursing Students Bring Diverse Perspectives

December 16, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomed the DVM Class of 2023 and the Veterinary Nursing Class of 2022 this fall, quickly introducing them to life in the PVM family.


The Seemingly Impossible, Made Possible

December 16, 2019 - They said it couldn’t be done. So goes the oft-quoted expression used when people want to characterize a monumental challenge. That phrase might be considered especially true for Dr. Taylor Thompson (PU DVM 2019), who lived in opposition to the idea that she was pursuing something impossible when she gave voice to her heart’s desire of becoming a veterinarian.


Comparative Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory Seeks to Unlock Mystery of Lung Cancer Brain Metastases

December 16, 2019 - The research team at the Comparative Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory (CBBBL) in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is conducting studies that aim to improve drug delivery techniques, increase the lung cancer survival rate, and enhance quality of life for patients.


Cancer Research Breakthroughs

December 16, 2019 - Although scientists know that the solution to preventing breast cancer won’t come easily, a team of researchers, including Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, professor of cancer pharmacology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Basic Medical Sciences Department, has announced the recent discovery of one of the puzzle pieces to cancer prevention.


PVM Faculty Collaborate for Cancer Research

December 16, 2019 - The Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) is honoring the legacy of Tyler Trent – the Purdue graduate and superfan who died January 1 at age 20 of the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma – through three new collaborative research initiatives, two of which involve Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


AKC Expands Support of PVM Canine Research

December 13, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s commitment to advancing the health of animals in ways that also shed light on comparative diseases in humans will grow with several new grants from the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation. In 2019, the foundation awarded five grants to researchers in the College – the most the College has received in a single year from the AKC – to support studies in a variety of canine health research areas.


Sixty + 150 Equals a Landmark Year for Purdue Veterinary Medicine

December 13, 2019 - Years that end in the number nine hold special meaning for Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine, especially the year 2019, when Purdue commemorated its 150th Anniversary and Purdue Veterinary Medicine celebrated its 60th Anniversary. The occasions were marked by an abundance of special events and activities, which provided opportunities to reflect on historical milestones, spotlight points of excellence and look to the future in engaging and thought-provoking ways.


New Grant for Priority 4 Paws Supports Shelter Medicine Education and Services

December 13, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s mobile surgery unit, Priority 4 Paws (P4P), is a shelter medicine program that combines community service with education to provide invaluable learning experiences for fourth-year veterinary students. Now the program is getting a significant boost in the form of a $150,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Dr. Emily Curry, visiting assistant professor of mobile surgery and shelter medicine, says the funding will enhance the mobile surgery unit’s service-learning initiatives in partnership with Marion County, Ind., animal shelters.


Clinical Skills Lab Welcomes Life Size Palpation Cow

December 13, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Clinical Skills Laboratory recently acquired a life-size palpation cow that will provide veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing students more life-like learning opportunities.


PVM Students Receive Awards at 2019 ACVP/ASCVP Annual Meeting

December 13, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the 2019 Concurrent Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP), with a number of DVM and graduate students competing in award competitions.


In Memory: Dr. Lynn Hanrahan (PU DVM ’63)

December 13, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Lynn Allen Hanrahan, of Jasper, Ala., who was a member of the College’s first veterinary class, the Class of 1963. Dr. Hanrahan died December 8. He was 83.


New ADDL Leader Looks to Refine Processes and Identify Growth Opportunities

December 10, 2019 - The Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) is operating under the direction of a new leader, Dr. G. Kenitra Hendrix, clinical associate professor of veterinary diagnostic microbiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. Dr. Hendrix is no stranger to the ADDL, having served as section head of the Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology Laboratories and interim...


Purdue Approval Clears Way for Construction of New Hospital

December 9, 2019 - Years of dreaming and planning came to fruition as Purdue University took the final administrative steps during the summer toward construction of the new Veterinary Teaching Hospital, as the Purdue Trustees approved plans to finance, develop, and award construction contracts. Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed has been laying groundwork for the new facility since 2007.


Dean’s Column – The Next 150 Years

December 9, 2019 - Can you anticipate what the next 150 years will bring for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine? That question was put to me as the University compiled a series of essays in which college deans shared their thoughts about the future as part of Purdue’s Sesquicentennial celebration. 2019 also marked our College’s 60th Anniversary – an occasion made even more special when the University took final administrative steps toward construction of a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital. There’s much more about that and other news from our College in this annual report issue of our PVM Report publication.


Calving School Provides Learning Opportunities for Indiana Farmers

December 6, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine recently hosted the Purdue Calving School, a new opportunity for area beef and dairy producers to learn more about managing their herds at calving time.


Don’t Miss “The Secret Life of Vets” Lecture and PVM Alumni Reception at 2020 VMX

December 6, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is putting on two events during VMX, the national Veterinary Meeting and Expo in Orlando, Fla., in January including a lecture on the human-animal bond and a reception for alumni and friends.


In Memory: Retired PVM Faculty Member Richard Borgens

December 6, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine received sad news last week about Dr. Richard Borgens, a retired faculty member and true pioneer in the field of paralysis research, who passed away November 25. He was 73.


CPB Faculty Member Receives Showalter Trust Grant

December 6, 2019 - Dr. Nadia Lanman, research assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, is among 11 early career faculty members at Purdue University who recently received one-year grants from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust.


Keep Your Pets Safe with This Winter Holiday Survival Guide

December 6, 2019 - Between colder weather, noisy visitors, rich eats and unusual treats, the holidays can bring special risks to your pets. Whether you leave them at home or travel with them during the holidays, planning is necessary to ensure they stay safe.


In Memory: PVM Professor Emeritus Sayed Gaafar

December 6, 2019 - The PVM family is saddened to learn that one of the College’s founding faculty members, Dr. Sayed Gaafar, professor emeritus in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, passed away October 28 in West Lafayette, Ind. He was 95.


PVM Professors Contribute to Research on Potential New Bladder Cancer Treatment

November 22, 2019 - Two Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members played an instrumental role in research involving the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research focused on developing a promising new method of treating bladder cancer using a modified version of the anthrax toxin.


Small Animal Clinician Answers Questions about Alternative Diets for Pets

November 22, 2019 - A recent story that aired on WTHR TV in Indianapolis featured comments from Dr. Nolie Parnell, clinical associate professor of small animal internal medicine and chief of staff of the Small Animal Hospital, who shared advice about alternative diets for pets.


Global Engagement Director Receives Purdue Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Award

November 22, 2019 - As part of International Education Week, Purdue’s Office of Global Partnerships (OGP) and Global Academic Committee (GAC) has named Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Director of Global Engagement Will Smith, II, MA as one of two inaugural winners of Purdue’s Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Awards.


Parking Information Released in Anticipation of New Building Construction

November 22, 2019 - Changes are on the horizon as the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine moves closer to the exciting start of construction of the new Veterinary Teaching Hospital! In anticipation of the establishment of the construction zone in the parking areas east of Lynn Hall, Purdue Parking and Transportation Services this week announced a new parking plan for the College.


Wet and Wild! Second MOAAR Symposium Draws Crowd of 100

November 15, 2019 - With a focus on the skillsets needed to treat aquatic, amphibian, and reptilian patients, the 2nd biennial Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles (MOAAR) Symposium at Lynn Hall was a success, attracting an audience of nearly 100.


PVM-led Research on the Blood-Brain Barrier Featured on Cover of Scientific Journal

November 15, 2019 - The most recently published research by the Comparative Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, was featured on the cover of Oncotarget, a peer-reviewed bio-medical journal. Dr. Gozde Uzunalli, postdoctoral research associate, was the first author of the article, which highlighted how the blood-brain barrier transitions into the blood-tumor barrier when it is disturbed by cancer cells. The research was led by Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology.


Faculty Feature: Dr. Sulma Mohammed

November 15, 2019 - This week’s issue of the Vet Gazette Faculty Spotlight focuses on Dr. Sulma Mohammed, who was promoted to full professor of cancer biology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology this past summer.


Paige Allen Receives Honorary American FFA Degree at National Convention in Indianapolis

November 15, 2019 - Paige Allen, MS, RVT, assistant director of academic advising and recruiting for the Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program, was recognized with an honorary degree at the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.


Coppoc One Health Lecture Raises Awareness about Effects of Zoonotic Pathogen Spillover

November 15, 2019 - The sixth annual Coppoc One Health Lecture brought Dr. Raina Plowright to Lynn Hall on Thursday, November 7, to address the issue of pathogen spillover and its One Health implications.


In Memory: Dr. Larry K. Sunbury

November 15, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family received sad news this week that Dr. Larry K. Sunbury, a longtime veterinarian in Seymour, Ind., and friend of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, November 9. He was 86.


Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people?

November 13, 2019 - More people are turning to alternative diets to stay healthy. So can the same work for our pets? Veterinarians say it’s not that simple and can sometimes even be dangerous. “Nutrition is truly not all in a can or all in a bag and not all cans and bags are created equally,” said Dr. Nolie...


Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer

November 13, 2019 - Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000, and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat. The current treatments for bladder cancer are invasive for patients – who often must sit...


Faculty Feature: Dr. Chee Kin Lim

November 8, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues its series on recently promoted faculty by shining the spotlight this week on Dr. Chee Kin Lim, who was promoted to clinical associate professor of diagnostic imaging in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.


Veterinary Nursing Program Welcomes New Advisor

November 8, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomes Daniel Mikkelsen, MA to the Veterinary Nursing Program. Daniel joined the team as a new academic advisor effective October 28.


Global Engagement Office Brings Mission Rabies Expert to PVM

November 8, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement and the International Veterinary Student Association hosted a visit by Dr. Frederic Lohr, director of strategic partnerships at Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS), Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5. Dr. Lohr shared about the mission of WVS and future collaborations with PVM.


Diagnostic Imaging Team Hosts Spooky Halloween Dessert Contest

November 8, 2019 - Halloween at Lynn Hall included some fun costumes and yummy treats, courtesy of Diagnostic Imaging! The Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging team hosted its first annual Halloween Dessert Contest on October 31.


Faculty Feature Series on Promoted Faculty Shines Spotlight on Dr. Kenitra Hendrix

November 1, 2019 - The Vet Gazette this week begins a series celebrating the talented faculty members who received promotions effective with the 2019-2020 academic year. This issue focuses on Dr. Kenitra Hendrix, who was promoted to clinical associate professor of veterinary diagnostic microbiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.


In Memory: Dr. Jeffrey Sutarik (PU DVM 2005)

November 1, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik, of Lombard, Ill., passed away suddenly October 26. He was 41.


Is Your Dog Hiding its True Colors? PVM Researchers Provide Answers

November 1, 2019 - A study conducted by researchers in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows that some breeds of dogs have hidden coat colors and other traits.


Veterinary Nurse Shares Passion for CPR Training by Hosting RECOVER Workshop

November 1, 2019 - Guided by her commitment to furthering veterinary CPR education, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s own Courtney Waxman, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) held a workshop recently to assist others in obtaining their Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) certifications.


Second MOAAR Symposium to Feature Range of Exotic Animal Medicine Experts

November 1, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Exotic Animal Club (PVEAC) will be hosting the second MOAAR Symposium next weekend, November 9 and 10, with speakers from across the country as well as Central America. MOAAR stands for “Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles,” and the goal of the symposium is to educate students about medicine for species that are not focused on as part of their general veterinary studies.


How Purdue is Addressing an Antibiotic Shortage

October 31, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With a growing concern that the world is running out of antibiotics, Professor of Microbiology in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mohamed Seleem and his team are researching more than 4,000 approved drugs to test and see if any of them can more effectively treat antibiotic resistant infections. On the latest episode of...


Global Wildlife Medicine Course to Provide Unique CE Opportunity

October 25, 2019 - In response to Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s successful 60th Anniversary international continuing education trip in 2019, the College will offer another continuing education course in Belize and Guatemala focusing on wildlife medicine and conservation next year.


Coppoc One Health Lecture to Focus on Zoonotic Spillover

October 25, 2019 - The sixth annual Coppoc One Health Lecture at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will feature Dr. Raina Plowright, an infectious disease ecologist, epidemiologist, and wildlife veterinarian. Her talk will focus on the concept of pathogen spillover.


Purdue’s Veterinary Practice Management Program Offers Free Webinar November 8

October 25, 2019 - “Should We Buy That New X-Ray Machine? – And Other Questions That Keep Us Up At Night” – that’s the title of a free webinar being presented by the Veterinary Practice Management Program Friday, November 8, at noon.


Make Safety a Priority with Halloween Pet Tips

October 25, 2019 - With costumes and candy galore, Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year for kids and adults alike! In all this excitement, it is easy to forget that our pets can be confused and scared by all the festivities. To keep them as safe and comfortable as possible, Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have some tips for you to ensure your pets’ well-being.


Annual IAHF/PVM Golf Outing Generates More than $6K in Support of PVM Students and Programs

October 18, 2019 - The final figure has been tallied for proceeds from the 2019 Indiana Animal Health Foundation / Purdue Veterinary Medicine Golf Outing that raised funds for PVM student scholarships and activities. Held at Coyote Crossing in West Lafayette Tuesday, September 17, the outing marked the beginning of the 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference.


Gratitude Abounds During Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week

October 18, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine takes great pride in educating the entire veterinary team, and veterinary nurses are a big part of that team! To show its support and gratitude, the College held a week-long celebration of Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week with a different menu each day.


Pets Draw a Crowd at PVM’s Homecoming Booth

October 18, 2019 - A flurry of special events and activities last weekend marked the culmination of Purdue University’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps campaign, and Purdue Veterinary Medicine played a role in the celebration.


Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program’s Paige Allen to Receive National FFA Award

October 18, 2019 - Congratulations to Paige Allen, MS, RVT, assistant director of academic advising and recruiting for Purdue’s top-ranked Veterinary Nursing Program, who will receive a special award at the upcoming 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.


Students Hear Update on New Building Plans during State of the College Address

October 18, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed took time to provide veterinary students with a recap of developments in the past year during his annual State of the College address Wednesday, October 16, in Lynn 1136.


Potential to Save Lives Motivates PVM Professor Seeking Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

October 18, 2019 - With too few antibiotics under development to keep up with the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, the world is starting to run out of antibiotics. That also means hospitals will start seeing more patients with infections they can’t treat, and more infections that were once easily treated are becoming fatal. Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, leads a research team that is studying a plethora of FDA-approved drugs looking for ones that can treat antibiotic-resistant infections.


The world is running out of antibiotics. This researcher is working on finding a solution.

October 16, 2019 - With too few antibiotics under development to keep up with the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, the world is starting to run out of antibiotics.


Calving School to be Hosted by Purdue Veterinary Medicine Faculty

October 11, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a Calving School for beef and dairy producers on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lynn Hall. Land O’Lakes sponsors the school, at which producers will learn herd management practices for calving season and participate in hands-on demonstrations.


PVM Faculty Pursue Developments in Personalized Medicine to Advance Cancer Treatments

October 10, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Indiana University scientists are working together to find data-driven solutions in the search for better cancer treatments.


PVM Participates in Purdue Sesquicentennial Homecoming Finale

October 10, 2019 - The family friendly celebration is just one of many special events during Purdue’s Homecoming Celebration. Plan to join in the fun and stop by the PVM booth Saturday morning to say hi!


Student Organizations Receive Grants from Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association

October 10, 2019 - Providing support for student groups is a focus of the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA). Members of the PVAA Board of Directors awarded grants to four student organizations at their fall meeting Tuesday, October 1.


Purdue Veterinary Conference Outing “Links” Golf with Student Support

October 10, 2019 - What could be better than a warm September afternoon spent on a beautiful golf course just north of the Purdue campus for some friendly competition to benefit students?


Mixer Reception Honors PVM Reunion Classes and College’s 60th Anniversary

October 4, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Conference provided the setting for the conclusion of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s 60th Anniversary celebrations at an event that also recognized reunion classes.


Can herbicides cause breast cancer? Scientists discover a piece to the puzzle.

October 4, 2019 - Scientists know that the solution to preventing breast cancer won’t come easily, but a collaborative team of scientists at Purdue University and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)/Institut de Cancérologie de L’Ouest (ICO) in Nantes, France, say they’ve recently discovered one of the missing pieces of the puzzle when...


PVM Dog Jog Showcases Human-Animal Bond in Action

October 4, 2019 - With 135 runners and more than 70 dogs, the 2019 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog attracted quite the turnout! Purdue SAVMA, the PVM Chapter of the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association, hosted the event, which was organized by a team of student volunteers led by event chair Javier Pino of the DVM Class of 2021.


Fall International Extravaganza Gives PVM Students Insight into Study Abroad Opportunities

October 4, 2019 - Students gained a global perspective on veterinary education at the 2019 Fall Extravaganza hosted by Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement and the Purdue Chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA).


Celebration Spotlights Award-winning Faculty and Alumni

October 4, 2019 - Recognition of outstanding Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and alumni at the annual Awards Celebration was a high point of the 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference.


Students and Alumni Make a Good Showing in Veterinary History Essay Contest

October 3, 2019 - Congratulations are in order for Dr. Brooke Fourthman, of the DVM Class of 2019, for her success in the 2019 J. Fred Smithcors Veterinary History Essay Contest, which she entered while she was a student.


Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff Member Takes Office as Purdue’s CSSAC Chair

September 27, 2019 - Jeremy Wampler, pharmacy technician in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, began his term as chair of the Purdue University Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) effective September 1.


Nearly 1,100 Help Set the Pace in Veterinary Medicine at 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference

September 27, 2019 - This year’s Purdue Veterinary Conference celebrated 60 years of Purdue Veterinary Medicine and 150 years of Giant Leaps at Purdue. The annual conference attracted attendees from across the country September 17-21 on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.


New York Times Journalist Tells Story of Deadly Flu Pandemic at PVM’s Ideas Festival Event

September 27, 2019 - Gina Kolata, author of “Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918,” recounted key details of the 1918 flu pandemic during her talk addressing the topic, “What IF the Next Pandemic is Inevitable?” on September 23 in Loeb Playhouse. The event was part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, which is a series of events that connect world-renowned speakers and Purdue expertise in a conversation on the most critical problems facing the world.


Study Led by PVM Researchers Looks at If or How Service Dogs Help Children with Autism

September 27, 2019 - As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs. Yet, even though the number of service dogs being provided for children with autism is growing, there is a lack of scientific evidence on whether, or how, these dogs help. In addition, minimal research has explored how these dogs may help parents – who often face significant stress and challenges of their own. A group of Purdue Veterinary Medicine researchers is launching a new study this fall to find out.


PVM’s United Way Campaign Starts Off with Food and Fun

September 27, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine got a jump-start on supporting the 2019 Purdue University United Way Campaign by hosting a Pre-kick-off event on Friday, September 6, five days before the University-wide campaign’s official launch on September 11. Similar to previous years, PVM will host a variety of fundraising events in the coming weeks.


What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Veterinary Medicine?

September 25, 2019 - The sesquicentennial celebration marks a time for Purdue to renew its commitment to growth, discovery and innovation. What giant leaps will the next 150 years bring as Purdue continues its drive to meet the world’s future challenges? In this monthly Purdue Today series, Purdue’s deans will share their thoughts on the future of their college over the...


Can service dogs help children with autism?

September 18, 2019 - As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs.


PU Prof Targets Hospital-Acquired Infection

September 13, 2019 - Among hospital-acquired infections, MRSA gets most of the attention, says a Purdue University researcher; this leaves the second most common hospital-acquired infection lurking in the shadows. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), similar to MRSA, is characterized by its antibiotic resistance, making it especially dangerous and difficult to treat. However, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Microbiology Professor Dr....


It’s Not Too Late to Register for the Purdue Veterinary Conference and Dog Jog

September 13, 2019 - Online registration may have closed for the Purdue Veterinary Conference, but you can still register over the phone or at walk-in registration in Stewart Center starting on Tuesday, September 17. The annual conference, which features up to 26 hours of continuing education for attendees, includes tracks for small animal, food animal, equine, exotics, practice management, behavior, and topics of interest for veterinary nurses.


In Memory: Dr. Jack Oliver (PU DVM ’67)

September 13, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that alumnus Jack W. Oliver (PU DVM ’67), of West Point, Ind., died last Friday, September 6. He was 80.


PVM Gives Educational Start to School Year with Indiana State Fair Involvement

September 13, 2019 - The 2019 Indiana State Fair saw close to 880,000 attendees, hundreds of events, and a lot of Purdue Veterinary Medicine!


DVM Class of 2023 Marks First of Many PVM Traditions at Stethoscope Dinner

September 13, 2019 - First-year veterinary medicine students reached a milestone last week when they received their stethoscopes at the annual DVM Stethoscope Dinner. The event on Thursday, September 5, was co-sponsored by the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA), the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), and Patterson Veterinary Supply.


College Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Birthday Party

September 13, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a fun birthday party in honor of its 60th Anniversary, complete with birthday cake, festive decorations, and a variety of activities for faculty, staff, and students to enjoy.


BMS Faculty Member Finds that Urine Analysis Could Speed Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

September 13, 2019 - A team of scientists led by Dr. Riyi Shi, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor of basic medical sciences, has conducted research indicating that soldiers and athletes could have improved outcomes from traumatic brain injury through faster diagnosis using urine analysis.


Celebrate Award-winning Alumni and Faculty at the Purdue Veterinary Conference

August 30, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Conference offers attendees a variety of outstanding special events for networking, celebration, and fun! Register now for events like the Awards Celebration Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, September 18, and join us in honoring our College’s tremendous alumni and faculty.


In Memory: Dr. Dereck Klopfenstein (PU DVM ’97)

August 30, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is deeply saddened to learn that Dr. Dereck Alan Klopfenstein (PU DVM ’97), of Goshen, Ind., died August 25 of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while doing a training ride for his upcoming Ironman triathlon. He was 49.


PVM Faculty Member Involved in New Purdue Partnership Focused on Big Data Approach to Cancer

August 30, 2019 - The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, led by Dr. Timothy Ratliff, Purdue Veterinary Medicine distinguished professor of comparative pathobiology, is partnering with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research to improve the use of biostatistics, predictive modeling, and data science in cancer research.


NCAA’s Katrice Albert Addresses Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue Veterinary Conference Keynote

August 30, 2019 - It has been well documented that the veterinary profession is the least diverse of the health care professions. Each year, the Purdue Veterinary Conference hosts a Diversity Keynote to address the issue of diversity and inclusion within veterinary medicine. Dr. Katrice Albert, the executive vice president of inclusion and human resources at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will challenge conference participants to aim high to bring the mission of inclusive excellence in veterinary medicine to fruition during her keynote luncheon on Thursday, September 19.


NY Times Journalist Gives Public Talk on “What IF the Next Pandemic is Inevitable?”

August 30, 2019 - Will certain strains of the flu become resistant to drugs? Is there a pandemic on the horizon? Could understanding the 1918 influenza pandemic aid in preventing future pandemics? To help answer those questions, Gina Kolata, author of “Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918,” will give a public presentation at Purdue University entitled, “What IF the Next Pandemic is Inevitable?” The event is part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, which is a series of events that connect world-renowned speakers and Purdue expertise in a conversation on the most critical problems facing the world. The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is co-sponsoring this event with the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Public Health Program and IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette.


Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Dinner Marks Start of Clinical Education

August 30, 2019 - Students in the Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program’s Class of 2022 were in the spotlight at the 8th annual Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Dinner August 21 in the Purdue Memorial Union.


Purdue Veterinary Conference Public Events Bring out the Dog Lovers in All of Us

August 23, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host two public events focused on the human-animal bond during the annual Purdue Veterinary Conference September 17-21.


PVM Veterinary Nursing Team Earns Honors at AVTE Conference

August 23, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Nursing team recently attended the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE) annual conference and received national recognition.


PVM Says “Thank You” to Faculty and Staff with “Groovy” Appreciation Event

August 23, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff were treated to a sixties-themed appreciation event last Thursday, August 15, in the “Far Out” Lynn Hall Courtyard.


Farewell Ceremony for Kitasato Students Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Exchange Program

August 23, 2019 - A group of fifth-year students from Kitasato University in Japan and an accompanying faculty member visited the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for two weeks at the beginning of August, marking the 25th anniversary of the global exchange program.


In Memory: Dr. Carol Ecker (PU DVM ’64)

August 23, 2019 - A pioneering alumna of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carol (Van Paemel) Ecker (PU DVM ’64), died August 14. She was 78.


Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Vet Up! program receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

August 19, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine program called Vet Up!® The National Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy for Veterinary Medicine has received the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine – the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The program received the award because of its long-term goal of diversifying the veterinarian-scientist workforce, which is currently over 90% White. PVM is featured, along with 49 other recipients, in the September 2019 magazine issue.


Blue-green Algae Poisoning in Dogs and Livestock

August 16, 2019 - The vast majority of algae growing in lakes and ponds represents a normal part of a healthy ecosystem and are harmless to animals. This summer, there have been reports of dogs and other animals sickened after exposure to rapid growth of thick, sometimes odiferous, blue green algae (cyanobacteria) in lakes and ponds in the U.S.


I Tried the Most Popular Dog DNA Tests to Find the Best One

August 12, 2019 - Dr. Kari Ekenstedt was in this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping talking about DNA tests for dogs! When the samples arrive at the lab, technicians manually extract and process the DNA on the cheek swab to those in their database. A computer algorithm then creates a chart of how much of each breed your dog’s...


Meet PVM’s Grateful Client Director of Development

August 9, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomes the newest member of the College's Development Team, Chris Parker, who started as the Grateful Client Director of Development May 22.


Creator of College’s Wellness Program Honored at Farewell Reception

August 9, 2019 - After more than six years with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, during which she created a counseling and wellness program, Dr. Luana Nan, PVM therapist and counselor, is heading west to be closer to her daughter in Utah. A farewell reception was held in her honor July 29.


Partnership with VetBloom Provides Access to Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program

August 9, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has entered into a partnership with Ethos Veterinary Health and VetBloom, an innovative veterinary learning ecosystem, to create a pathway that allows members to earn an online veterinary nursing degree through Purdue University.


Study Abroad Program Brings International Veterinary Students to Purdue

August 9, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomed international students from Sichuan Agricultural University and Rakuno Gakuen as part of an international exchange program this summer, and marked the 25th year for its partnership with Kitasato University in Japan.


PVM Hosts Alumni Reception at AVMA

August 9, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni reconnected at a reception August 2 during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention in Washington, D.C.


Summer Research Program Opens World of Scientific Discovery to Veterinary and Pre-vet Students

August 9, 2019 - Through the Veterinary Research Scholars Summer Program, Purdue Veterinary Medicine gave undergraduate and DVM students the chance to explore non-traditional veterinary careers involving scientific discovery.


Inaugural Vet Up! College Graduation Ceremony Celebrates Achievements of Participants

August 9, 2019 - This summer, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed its first class of Vet Up!® College students. Vet Up! College is a six-week program for undergraduate students who are serious about going to veterinary school.


Continuing Education on Opioids Offered in Purdue Veterinary Conference’s Small Animal Track

August 9, 2019 - As of July 1, 2019, all practitioners in Indiana who renew their Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) are required to have completed two hours of continuing education during the previous two years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and abuse. In an effort to help veterinarians fulfill the new requirements to maintain their controlled substances registration, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s upcoming annual conference September 17-21 will feature three continuing education sessions on opioid prescribing and abuse.


Famous Clydesdale Visits the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 9, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine had the honor of receiving a regal visitor known for his role as one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Thursday, August 8.


PVM Family Fun Days Celebrate 60th Anniversary by Connecting People and All Kinds of Animals

July 26, 2019 - The 60th Anniversary of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine means celebration around every corner! Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, alumni and their families were invited to visit the Indianapolis Zoo on July 13 during one of two 60th Anniversary PVM Family Fun Days and more than 160 attended.


New Staff Member Joins PVM Business Office Team

July 26, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome Vannessa Farmer as the new Assistant Director of Financial Affairs.


Leading Wildlife Veterinarian to Give Special Lecture on Global Conservation and Public Health Challenges at the Purdue Veterinary Conference

July 26, 2019 - Dr. Sharon L. Deem, a wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist from the Saint Louis Zoo, will explore the conservation and public health challenges threatening all populations in the “Anthropocene” as she delivers a special address at the 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference.


PVM Welcomes New Class of Clinical Residents

July 26, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes eleven veterinarians seeking advanced specialty training in the Departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Comparative Pathobiology.


Cornhole Tourney to Kick-off PVM United Way Effort

July 26, 2019 - Gearing up for the Purdue University United Way Campaign, Purdue Veterinary Medicine United Way committee members are organizing a cornhole tournament for September 6.


CPB Graduate Student Alix Dieterly Wins Three National Awards

July 26, 2019 - A graduate student in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Dr. Alix Dieterly, received three awards at the 38th Annual Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) Symposium, which was held last month in Raleigh, N.C.


Brittany Laflen Passes VTS Neurology Exam and becomes PVM’s 16th Veterinary Technician Specialist

July 26, 2019 - Congratulations to Brittany Laflen, RVT, small animal surgery/neurology technician in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for passing the Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) neurology exam. With her success, Brittany becomes the newest addition to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s team of certified specialists, which now numbers 16!


Purdue Veterinarian Receives National Jefferson Award

July 12, 2019 - What started as a dream of becoming a veterinarian led Dr. Sandra San Miguel to pursue a passion for broadening diversity in the veterinary medical profession. And now she’s being nationally recognized for her work.


“Team Workhorses” Represents PVM in Philanthropic Race Across the West

July 12, 2019 - For Dr. Sandy Taylor, associate professor of large animal internal medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Molly Cripe Birt, RVT, VTS-EVN, large animal surgery technician in the Purdue Veterinary Hospital, the summer of 2019 provided a unique chance to bike through spectacular countryside in the Race Across the West, all for a good cause.


PVM Hosts Students in Promising New Partnership with Universities in Colombia and Chile

July 12, 2019 - Three final-year veterinary students from South America have been visiting Lynn Hall this summer as part of two new partnerships formed between the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Universidad de Antioquia, located in Colombia, and Universidad Austral de Chile, which is a Chilean research university.


CPB Faculty Member Pursues New Research on Antibiotic-resistant Infections

July 12, 2019 - With antimicrobial resistance on the rise, many infections once easily treated are becoming fatal. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is to blame for more than 5% of all deaths attributed to antibiotic-resistant infection in the U.S., second only to MRSA. Led by Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, researchers now are exploring whether they could repurpose some drugs, which have already been approved by the FDA, to treat the infection.


Purdue and Illinois Summer Researchers Convene at Lynn Hall

July 12, 2019 - As the dog days of summer took hold on the Purdue University campus, veterinary student scholars from Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine met at Lynn Hall last month for a one-day symposium.


Practice Management and Communication Topics to be Featured at PVM’s Annual Conference

July 12, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s own Small Animal Hospital Veterinary Nursing Manager Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) will speak during the 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference September 19, sharing insights gained from 18 years of experience in emergency and critical care and technician/team management.


More Veterinary Nurses Accepted to Take Veterinary Technician Specialty Exam

June 28, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is excited to announce that two more veterinary nurses in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital have completed the grueling year-long application process to sit for the Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) exams this year.


2019 Boiler Vet Camps Fascinate Participants

June 28, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 12th annual Junior Boiler Vet Camp and 10th annual Senior Boiler Vet Camp wrapped up last week with the end of the Senior Camp.


Recognition Ceremony Honors VCS Residents, Graduate Students, and VTH Interns

June 28, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Veterinary Teaching Hospital hosted the 2019 Recognition Ceremony for graduating residents, graduate students, and interns last Thursday, June 20, at the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center. The event celebrates the accomplishments of the residents and interns, as well as traditional graduate students earning master’s degrees.


Diverse Group Begins Year-long Internships

June 28, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomed a new cohort of interns from across the globe this month.


Longtime PVM Staff Member Becky Bierman, RVT, Honored at Retirement Reception

June 28, 2019 - Congratulations to Becky Bierman, RVT, (AS-VT 1976; BS-VT 1999), who was recognized at a reception May 31, on the occasion of her retirement as clinical trials coordinator for Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Comparative Translational Research (CCTR).


Vet Up! College Participants Pursue Future in Veterinary Medicine at Lynn Hall

June 14, 2019 - More than two dozen undergraduate students from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are visiting Lynn Hall as part of Vet Up! College, which is a residential summer program that provides first-hand insights into what it’s like to go to veterinary school.


New Communications and Writing Intern Joins PVM Communications Team

June 14, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine communications team is pleased to welcome Maya Sanaba as the new PVM communications intern, who started on Monday, June 10.


Health, Genetics, and Behavior Featured at Annual Canine Welfare Science Forum

June 14, 2019 - The 2019 Canine Welfare Science Forum held in Stewart Center at Purdue University on Saturday, June 8, attracted over 150 attendees from across the United States. The annual program addresses canine welfare topics of relevance to dog breeders, shelters, kennel managers and caretakers, scientists, regulators, students, and pet industry personnel.


VETgirl, Dr. Justine Lee, to Address Work-life Balance and ECC Topics at PVM Conference

June 14, 2019 - The 2019 Purdue Veterinary Conference will feature presentations by Dr. Justine Lee, a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicology (DABT), and CEO/co-founder of VETgirl.


Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding PVM Staff

June 14, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine honored a number of staff and faculty members during a special annual awards ceremony Monday, June 10.


Data Science Project Tracks Spread of Superbugs

June 6, 2019 - Audrey Ruple, an assistant professor of veterinary medicine, is developing a surveillance system using data science to monitor the spread of resistance and ultimately help prevent outbreaks of superbugs. Her work is being funded in part through Purdue’s Integrative Data Science Initiative. “In 2017, there was a woman who came back to the United States after...


Summer-style Picnic Kicks-off PVM Summer Research Program for Student Scholars

May 31, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s annual Summer Research Program (SRP) is off and running with 15 participants this year, including nine Purdue veterinary students and six undergraduate students from Purdue and four other universities.


CAWS Symposium Focuses on Building Capacity to Advance Animal Welfare Science

May 31, 2019 - The 2019 Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) Symposium brought together industry experts in animal welfare science, researchers, and veterinarians, as well as faculty and students from land grant, private, and Minority Serving Institutions of higher education for presentations, working break-out sessions, and information sharing.


Veterinary Teaching Hospital Welcomes Social Worker for Client Support Services

May 31, 2019 - Jennifer Dehn, LMSW, has joined Purdue Veterinary Medicine family as the new social worker for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Indiana’s Top Dog, Henry Holcomb, Tours Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

May 31, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was graced with the presence of a celebrity last week when the First Dog of Indiana, Henry Holcomb, toured the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with his mom, Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb.


Scientists study how service dogs help veterans cope with PTSD

May 29, 2019 -  To say retired Army Sgt. Carlos Cruz depends heavily on his service dog, Hannah, is an understatement. Cruz was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from service in northern Afghanistan where he hunted for enemy explosive devices. He acquired Hannah in January 2018 and says he’s thankful for her every day. “It’s amazing what she does...


New Study Suggests Service Dogs Can Impact Psychosocial Health of Household

May 21, 2019 - New data published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy suggests the impact of a service dog may extend beyond the recipient and have positive impacts on family members as well. This study, funded by Elanco Animal Health Incorporated and conducted by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the first of its kind using...


Graduation Gala Shines Spotlight on Class of 2019

May 17, 2019 - On the eve of commencement for Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduates, the College of Veterinary Medicine honored the outstanding achievements of the veterinary and veterinary nursing students in the Class of 2019 at the third annual Graduation Gala.


BMS Faculty-led Research Addresses Challenges Involved in Treating Rotator Cuff Tears

May 17, 2019 - Dr. Dianne Little, an assistant professor in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences, has been researching rotator cuff tears and how to repair them for several years. A $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health could help her toward a breakthrough in the field.


PVM Booth Makes for a Fetching Good Time at Art, Bark ‘n Brew

May 17, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine joined with the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette as a silver-level co-sponsor of the second annual Art, Bark ‘n Brew event on Saturday, May 11.


Oath Ceremony Honors PVM’s Class of 2019

May 17, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s newest graduates celebrated commencement Sunday, May 12, with family and friends, first at the Purdue University Commencement Ceremony, and then at the College of Veterinary Medicine Oath Ceremony.


In Memory: Dr. Keith Kitson (Kit) Logue (PU DVM ’80)

May 17, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by news that Dr. Keith Kitson Logue, immediate past-president of the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association, passed away May 6


The Death of Antibiotics

May 15, 2019 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem‘s work was featured in Newsweek’s top story titled “The Death of Antibiotics: We’re Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs”. “Mohamed Seleem, a Purdue University biologist, and his colleagues were trying to come up with a way to quickly identify infectious bacteria in blood samples by hitting...


PVM Welcomes New Staff to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion

May 3, 2019 - Two new staff members have joined Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, as the Office expands its programming.


Three Faculty Honored at Annual PVM Promotions Reception

May 3, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed offered congratulations to three faculty members at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Promotions Reception, which was held Tuesday, April 30.


PVM Co-sponsors 2nd Annual Art, Bark ‘n Brew

May 3, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is partnering with the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette to co-sponsor the second annual Art, Bark ‘n Brew on Saturday, May 11.


Purdue animal hospital, oldest facility of its kind, gets $73M boost from Statehouse

April 30, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ace, a red fox Labrador retriever, is a regular at the Purdue Small Animal Hospital. His owners, Ron and Denise Raduenz, on Friday drove an hour-and-a-half from Cedar Lake, in northwest Indiana, just as they have for the past seven years, when Ace was diagnosed with blastomycosis, a fungal disease that...


PVM Faculty to Play Role in New Purdue Autism Research Center

April 26, 2019 - More community programs, resources, collaborations, and faculty members researching autism are expected as a result of an expanded program at Purdue University that will include Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty involvement.


Purdue Day of Giving Adds up to a Giant Leap for PVM’s 60th Anniversary!

April 26, 2019 - As the clock struck midnight, it was clear that the Purdue Day of Giving Wednesday, April 24, was an outstanding day both for Purdue and for the College of Veterinary Medicine!


PVM Family Honors Chris Royce at Retirement Reception

April 26, 2019 - Colleagues, family, and friends of Chris Royce, RVT, celebrated her career at her retirement reception earlier this month. The event was held in the Continuum Café on April 5, which was her last day at Purdue University, concluding a Purdue career that spanned 35 years.


PVM Scholars Honored at 21st Annual Celebration of Graduate Teaching Excellence

April 26, 2019 - Several Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate students and post-doctoral researchers were among those honored at the 21st Annual Celebration of Graduate Teaching Excellence hosted by the Office of the Provost, Purdue Teaching Academy, Graduate School, and Center for Instructional Excellence.


PVM Hosts Annual Women’s Faculty Luncheon

April 19, 2019 - Female faculty members in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine gathered this week for their annual luncheon led by Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Latonia Craig.


Purdue Veterinary Nurse Named One of WVC’s Continuing Educators of the Year

April 19, 2019 - WVC has announced its 2019 WVC Continuing Educators of the Year, and one of them is Small Animal Hospital Veterinary Nursing Manager Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC).


Student Spotlight: Meet VNSO Secretary Allison Reker

April 19, 2019 - The Vet Gazette concludes its “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Allison Reker, a junior in the Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program, who serves as secretary of the Veterinary Nursing Student Organization (VNSO).


Purdue Veterinary Students Participate in Annual SAVMA Symposium

April 19, 2019 - SAVMA Purdue was well-represented at the 2019 SAVMA Symposium last month, with 20 Purdue Veterinary Medicine students in attendance. They participated in various wet labs, meetings, lectures, and competitions throughout the symposium, which was held March 9-11 at the University of Georgia.


Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

April 16, 2019 - Meet the Purdue prof leading the charge toward diagnosing and treating the disease WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether the horses’ hooves were pounding around in a dirt-filled coliseum or a...


Newly Published Website Details Need for New Veterinary Teaching Hospital

April 12, 2019 - With a funding request pending in the Indiana legislature, the College of Veterinary Medicine has created a new website explaining the need for a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


PVM Gets Set for Purdue Day of Giving on April 24

April 12, 2019 - On April 24, you can help the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine take its Next Giant Leap forward, granting opportunity to the next generation of Purdue veterinary students and expanding the College’s current programs.


Spotlight on Students: Meet VNSO President Caitlin Obren

April 12, 2019 - Caitlin’s formative experiences with PVM make her excited about her future career in the veterinary nursing field. She has yet to decide whether to pursue a specific specialty area, and looks forward to starting out in general practice. As she gains work experience, she wants to further develop her skills and interests and possibly pursue a specialty designation.


PVM Graduate Student is Finalist in Three Minute Thesis Competition

April 12, 2019 - Congratulations to Kerri Rodriguez, graduate student of human-animal interaction in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, who is one of ten finalists in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition at Purdue.


White Coat Ceremony Honors Veterinary Students Entering Their Clinical Year

April 12, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s DVM Class of 2020 participated in a beloved College of Veterinary Medicine tradition Sunday, April 7, when the class members received white coats symbolizing their new role as junior veterinarians.


Spring Tradition Continues with PVM Open House

April 12, 2019 - Visitors from near and far came to Lynn Hall on Saturday, April 6, for the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Open House, which helped celebrate the College of Veterinary Medicine’s 60th Anniversary year. The annual event coincides with Purdue’s Spring Fest to promote education about all the different aspects of veterinary medicine.


Spotlight on Students: Meet SAVMA Purdue Secretary Sarah Wunderlich

April 5, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues its “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Sarah Wunderlich, a veterinary student who serves as secretary for SAVMA Purdue.


Purdue Poster Session Highlights PVM Graduate Students’ Interdisciplinary Research Efforts

April 5, 2019 - A recent “Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture, and Policy Research Poster Session” showcased more than 100 graduate student presenters from colleges across campus, including several from the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Research Involving PVM Scholar Finds Blue light Could Treat Superbug Infections

April 5, 2019 - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a “superbug” thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Researchers at Purdue University and Boston University have discovered that exposing the bug to blue light can render it defenseless against antiseptics as mild as hydrogen peroxide.


Purdue Veterinary Nurse Achieves Key Milestone on Path to Obtaining VTS Designation

April 5, 2019 - Congratulations to Brittany Laflen, RVT, small animal surgery/neurology technician in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for recently obtaining approval of her 2019 Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Neurology application by the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT).


Participants Sought for Veterinary Clinical Trials

April 5, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Clinical Trials group is seeking participants to take part in research studies that test the safety and/or effectiveness of new health care approaches in animals.


Blue light could treat superbug infections

April 4, 2019 - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a “superbug” thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Although most MRSA infections aren’t serious, some can be life-threatening, sometimes resulting in amputation of the infected appendage. Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug...


PVM Student Joins Dean Reed for Congressional Visits during AAVMC’s Advocacy Day

March 29, 2019 - In conjunction with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., SAVMA Purdue President Kristi Crow, a member of the DVM Class of 2020, accompanied Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed on a visit to Capitol Hill to talk with policy-makers.


Veterinary Nursing Symposium Hosts Record Crowd

March 29, 2019 - The fifth annual Veterinary Nursing Symposium held at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine last weekend attracted over 165 attendees with a broad range of topics appealing to veterinary nurses working with both large and small animals.


Spotlight on Students: Meet Veterinary Nursing Student Organization VP Lillian Arnold

March 29, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues its “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Lillian Arnold, a veterinary nursing student who serves as vice president of the Veterinary Nursing Student Organization (VNSO).


Purdue Students Among 2019 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award Recipients

March 29, 2019 - A total of eight Purdue veterinary students were honored at this year’s annual SAVMA Symposium as recipients of the 2019 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Awards.


Spring Extravaganza Spotlights PVM’s Global Engagement Opportunities

March 29, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement and the Purdue Chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) hosted their annual Spring Extravaganza at the MatchBOX Coworking Studio in downtown Lafayette last Friday evening, March 22. The event attracted over 50 students from the College’s Veterinary Nursing and DVM programs.


Students Recognized for Certificate Program Completion

March 29, 2019 - Congratulations are in order for a dozen PVM students who were recognized for completion of the requirements for the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.


Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Annual Open House Set for April 6

March 29, 2019 - Students in the College of Veterinary Medicine are working hard to complete preparations for the annual Open House, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 6 in Lynn Hall.


AASV Names PVM Alumnus as Meritorious Service Award Recipient

March 22, 2019 - Dr. David Madsen (PU DVM ’69) was named the 2019 recipient of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Meritorious Service Award earlier this month during the association’s 50th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.


Spotlight on Students: Meet Kristi Crow

March 22, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues its “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Kristi Crow, a third-year DVM student who serves as president of SAVMA Purdue.


Purdue Veterinary Student Receives Scholarship in AASV Student Poster Competition

March 22, 2019 - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) provided an opportunity for 15 veterinary students to compete for awards in its Veterinary Student Poster Competition, and one of the award recipients is Gabby Fry, of the DVM Class of 2021.


Purdue Veterinary Medicine Moves-up in Rankings

March 22, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine moves-up in U.S. News Ranking, while the College's Veterinary Nursing Program retains its #1 ranking.


Families Advised, “Don’t Give Dental Care the Brush-off” at PVM Family Program Series

March 22, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted its final Family Program Series interactive session of the semester on March 7 with the topic “Don’t Give Dental Care the Brush-off”.


PVM Kicks-off 60th Anniversary Celebration at IVMA Annual Meeting

March 8, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, alumni, and friends filled the Veterans Hall ballroom at the Indianapolis Marriott East for the College’s official 60th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon on Friday, March 1. The event was part of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s (IVMA) annual meeting.


Spotlight on Students: Meet Megan Allan

March 8, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues its “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Megan Allan, a second-year Purdue veterinary nursing student who serves as treasurer for the Veterinary Nursing Student Organization (VNSO).


Veterinary Nursing Symposium to Feature PVM Alumna Alicea Howell

March 8, 2019 - Fear Free Handling will be among the topics addressed at the fifth annual Purdue Veterinary Nursing Symposium, to be held in Lynn Hall on Sunday, March 24. The symposium provides an opportunity for veterinary assistants, veterinary nursing (technology) students, and veterinary nurses (technicians and technologists) to obtain up to 7.5 continuing education (CE) credits.


Purdue Giant Leaps Campaign Video Blog Features Dr. Sandra San Miguel

March 8, 2019 - As part of its 150th Anniversary celebration, Purdue University has created the “Footprints” video blog to tell stories about the “Giant Leaps” that Boilermakers have made, are making, or plan to make. The newest video shines the spotlight on Dr. Sandra San Miguel (PU DVM ’93; PhD ’97), Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s associate dean for engagement.


Veterinary Technician Jessica Bowditch Honored for Best Case Presentation at WVC

March 1, 2019 - One of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s very own, Rehabilitation Technician Jessica Bowditch, RVT, CCRP, won Best Presentation for a case report she gave during this year’s WVC Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.


Spotlight on Students: Meet Kylie Roman

March 1, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues the “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Kylie Roman, a third-year DVM student who serves as treasurer for SAVMA Purdue.


Pets for People Therapy Dogs Featured at Purdue Convocations Pre-show Event

March 1, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Pets for People Club teamed-up with Purdue Convocations Sunday afternoon, February 24, for a special pre-show event featuring therapy dogs in the lobby adjacent to Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse.


PVM 60th Anniversary Celebration is Officially Underway

March 1, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine officially launched its 60th Anniversary celebration today (March 1).


Dedication Ceremony Highlights New Artwork for Lynn Hall

March 1, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, students, and guests gathered Friday afternoon, February 22, in the Alumni Faculty Lounge (Lynn 1192) for a special ceremony to dedicate five new works of art that will be displayed in the College of Veterinary Medicine.


PVM Welcomes New Development Staff Member

February 22, 2019 - Amanda Dunkle joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Development Office as the new director of development operations and donor stewardship effective Monday, February 18.


PVM Delegation Promotes New Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Indiana Statehouse

February 22, 2019 - Nine Purdue Veterinary Medicine volunteers and three animal emissaries traveled to the Indiana Statehouse on Monday, February 18, to share information about the need for a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital with key legislators.


PVM Family Program Series Puts Spotlight on Dental Health

February 22, 2019 - February is National Pet Dental Health Month and National Children's Dental Health Month, both of which provide a great lead-in to the next PVM Family Series presentation entitled, “Don't Give Dental Care the Brush Off.”


PVM Graduates Gather at Purdue Alumni Reception

February 22, 2019 - Alumni and friends came together for the annual PVM Alumni Reception at the 2019 WVC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.


PVM Student Chad Van Koot Recognized as Scholarship Recipient at WVC

February 22, 2019 - Chad Van Koot, of the DVM Class of 2020, was honored as one of 37 DVM students selected to receive the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award, presented by the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC).


Spotlight on Students: Meet Matt Schiffman

February 22, 2019 - The focus of this week’s Vet Gazette “Spotlight on Students” is SAVMA Purdue President-elect Matt Schiffman, of the DVM Class of 2021.


Spotlight on Students: Meet Kayla Hoenert

February 15, 2019 - The Vet Gazette continues a series of profiles featuring student leaders this week by shining the spotlight on Kayla Hoenert, who is serving as the senior delegate in SAVMA Purdue – the Purdue chapter of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association.


No “Horsing Around” at Popular PVM Horseman’s Forum

February 15, 2019 - More than 200 attendees enjoyed Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s annual Horseman’s Forum Saturday, February 9, at Lynn Hall. Youth as well as adult horse enthusiasts gathered for a full-day of exceptional educational programming and demonstrations.


PVM Study Shows Service Dogs Benefit the Well-being of their Handlers

February 15, 2019 - A recent study led by researchers in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows how service dogs can have measurable positive effects on the health and well-being of individuals with physical disabilities.


PVM Cancer Researcher Speech Highlights Purdue Inventors’ Reception

February 15, 2019 - Dr. Timothy Ratliff, a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member who helps lead Purdue’s efforts to find treatments and potential cures for cancer, served as the featured speaker at an event honoring the University’s inventors who received a patent in the most recent fiscal year.


Pets for People Featured in Purdue Convocations Pre-show Event

February 15, 2019 - Jack London’s "Call of the Wild" is a classic tale that will come to life on stage at Purdue on Sunday, February 24, preceded by an event in which Purdue Convocations is teaming-up with Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Pets for People Club.


Successful Interview Days Mark Important Step Toward Filling DVM Class of 2023

February 8, 2019 - Nearly 300 prospective Purdue DVM students visited Lynn Hall during the last two Fridays as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM Program admissions process.


Purdue Veterinarians Give Winter Weather Tips for Pet Owners

February 8, 2019 - With the onset of more frigid temperatures (temperature drop of 40 degrees yesterday!), Purdue’s Veterinary Medicine experts are sharing advice about keeping your furry friends safe from the winter elements.


Help us Beat-out Our Veterinary College Peers on Social Media!

February 8, 2019 - For the past year, Purdue Veterinary Medicine has been moving up steadily in the social media rankings relative to our peer veterinary colleges!


Purdue Veterinary Medicine Gears-up for 60th Anniversary Kick-off

February 8, 2019 - Since 2019 marks Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 60th Anniversary, the College is getting ready for a special Kick-off Celebration in just three weeks with special guest, Dr. Karen Cornell (PU DVM '83, PhD '93)


In Memory: PVM Retiree Curtis Sherwin

February 8, 2019 - Curtis Sherwin, Jr., of Romney, Ind., who served many years in what was then the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Medical Illustration unit, passed away Thursday, January 31, at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. He was 71.


Dean Willie Reed Featured as part of AAVMC Black History Month Focus

February 8, 2019 - February is Black History Month, and Purdue Veterinary Medicine joins the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) in emphasizing how this occasion presents a great opportunity to reflect upon the many contributions made in academic veterinary medicine by African Americans.


Spotlight on Students: Meet Edris Grate

February 8, 2019 - Today, the Vet Gazette begins a series of profiles on PVM's student leaders. Our first profile focuses on Edris Grate, a student who loves giving back to help others in the same spirit as those who helped him prepare for veterinary school.


Veterinary Nursing Program begins Student Interviews Today

February 8, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Nursing Admission’s Committee are welcoming current high school senior interviewees and guests for the on-campus Veterinary Nursing Program today and tomorrow.


Purdue Asthma Test Helps Heal Racehorses

February 4, 2019 - Indiana is the only place in the world with a cutting-edge respiratory testing device for horses. Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine developed the tool to bring clarity to an elusive condition. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of an equine athlete’s poor performance, but symptoms are subtle...


Commissioning Ceremony Honors Four Army Scholarship Recipients in PVM’s Class of 2022

February 1, 2019 - With friends and family looking on, four first-year Purdue veterinary students raised their right hands and took their oath of office as newly appointed second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Reserve during a special commissioning ceremony Tuesday, January 29, in Lynn Hall.


Purdue VOICE Chapter Wins National Excellence in Programming Award

February 1, 2019 - The Purdue VOICE Chapter received the national organization’s 2018 Programming Excellence Award, which was presented during the VOICE National Retreat in January.


VMX Conference Recognizes PVM Faculty and Staff as Speakers of the Year

February 1, 2019 - Congratulations are in order for two members of the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital team who were recognized as recipients of the 2018 VMX Speaker of the Year Award Monday, January 21, in Orlando, Fla., during this year’s annual Veterinary Meeting and Expo (VMX).


PVM Helps IU School of Medicine Study Therapy Dogs’ Potential as Drug-Free Alternative for ER Anxiety

February 1, 2019 - A team led by the IU School of Medicine, in collaboration with PVM's Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology Alan Beck, conducted a study to see if therapy dogs may provide an alternative solution to anxiety medication.


In Memory: Continuum Sculptor Larry Anderson

February 1, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn of the passing last fall of sculptor Larry Anderson, of Bonney Lake, Wash., who created the iconic “Continuum” sculpture along Harrison Street in front of Lynn Hall. He was 78.


Prospective Students Welcomed for First DVM Class of 2023 Interview Day

January 25, 2019 - Today marks the beginning of the first of two interview days for prospective Purdue DVM students. Almost 300 students will be visiting the College of Veterinary Medicine in hopes of being accepted into the DVM Class of 2023.


Dr. Iverson Bell, Jr. Gives Keynote Address During PVM’s Inclusive Excellence Week

January 25, 2019 - The 2019 VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment) Inclusive Excellence Week was punctuated with a Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address on Wednesday, January 23, by Dr. Iverson C. Bell, Jr., who is a teacher, training doctor, and psychiatrist at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


PVM Hosts Successful Events at NAVC’s VMX Conference in Orlando

January 25, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was in the spotlight at the North American Veterinary Community’s (NAVC) annual VMX Conference, which was held January 19-23 in Orlando, Fla.


PVM Student Among Future Equine Practitioners Awarded Oakwood Scholarship at AAEP Convention

January 25, 2019 - Congratulations to fourth-year Purdue veterinary student Abbie Haffner, who is one of five equine veterinary students selected to receive a $5,000 Oakwood Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Renee and John Grisham’s Oakwood Foundation Charitable Trust.


New NIH Grant Helps Dr. Mohamed Seleem Pursue Faster Method for Diagnosing Blood Infections

January 18, 2019 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Department of Comparative Pathobiology, and his collaborator at Boston University have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research to develop a faster means of diagnosing often lethal bloodstream infections.


Veterinary Practice Management Program Offers Open House

January 18, 2019 - Interested in honing your business management skills but don’t know where to start? The Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) at Purdue will host an Open House and Networking Lunch on Saturday, February 2, 2019.


New Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Welcomed at Reception

January 18, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and students joined Dean Willie Reed in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Latonia Craig as the College’s new assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at a reception held in her honor Wednesday, January 9, in the Continuum Café.


Alumni Reception and Behavior Talk Headline PVM Related Activities at VMX Conference

January 18, 2019 - VMX, the North American Veterinary Community’s (NAVC) Veterinary Meeting and Expo, starts today in Orlando Florida and Purdue Veterinary Medicine is coordinating two events at the conference, which runs through Wednesday.


ADDL Welcomes New Quality and Safety Manager

January 18, 2019 - Debbie Morgan has joined the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine as the quality and safety manager in the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory effective December 12.


Priority 4 Paws Mobile Surgery Unit Logs 100K Miles Serving Animal Shelters and Educating Students

January 11, 2019 - Priority 4 Paws (P4P) is the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s mobile shelter medicine and surgery program that has helped spay and neuter more than 14,000 shelter animals since it was started in 2012. Just last month, the unit rolled over 100,000 miles on the odometer.


Retiring Small Animal Surgeon Lynetta Freeman Honored at Reception

January 11, 2019 - Bittersweet is the word that characterized the sentiment at a reception held in honor of Dr. Lynetta Freeman on the occasion of her retirement at the end of 2018 as professor of small animal surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS).


PVM Professor John Christian Inducted into Purdue’s Book of Great Teachers

January 11, 2019 - Dr. John Christian, associate professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, is one of 45 Purdue professors honored by being inducted into the University's Book of Great Teachers in 2018.


Dr. Sandra San Miguel Selected to Receive Purdue Jefferson Award for Community Service

January 11, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Engagement Sandra San Miguel has been chosen as one of three exemplars of Purdue's commitment to engaging the community who will receive the Jefferson Award through Purdue's partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation.


Retirement Reception Honors Longtime CPB Department Staff Member Barbara White

January 11, 2019 - Colleagues, friends, and family gathered in the Continuum Café December 19 to recognize Barbara White, graduate program coordinator and administrative assistant in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, on her retirement.


Recognition Ceremony Honors Staff at Year’s End

January 11, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Staff Service Recognition Ceremony honored staff members for service anniversaries and special accomplishments as 2018 drew to a close. Held December 18, the event continued a long-standing tradition.


Registration Open for Annual Horseman’s Forum February 9

January 11, 2019 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Horseman's Forum will be returning to Lynn Hall next month, and online registration for the event is now available.


Tips to Have a “Pawsitively” Pet Safe Holiday

December 7, 2018 - The holidays have arrived for the year, bringing decorations, gifts, food, and holiday gatherings. As much as we enjoy holiday traditions, these celebrations pose a variety of potential hazards for pets.


Research Led by PVM’s Dr. Riyi Shi Utilizes World War II Antidote in Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease

December 7, 2018 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor is leading studies showing a World War II chemical weapon antidote to be effective in combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease.


Welcome Dr. Teresa Buchheit to VAD!

December 7, 2018 - Dr. Teresa Buchheit will join the Department of Veterinary Administration (VAD) as a continuing lecturer starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


Faculty Honored for Years of Service

December 7, 2018 - A total of 17 Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members were recognized recently for their years of service at Purdue University.


World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

December 6, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by the steady and progressive loss of brain cells. Those afflicted show early symptoms of trembling in their hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. It can progress to the point...


Record Purdue Giving Fuels PVM’s Fundraising Totals

December 5, 2018 - Another record year of giving helped the College of Veterinary Medicine achieve key priorities as part of Ever True – the Campaign for Purdue University. The generosity of Purdue Veterinary Medicine donors propelled the College past its total Ever True campaign goal of $40 million in support of the overall campaign priorities of placing students first, building on our strengths, and championing research and innovation.


In Memory: Dr. Billy E. Hooper

December 5, 2018 - Dr. Billy E. Hooper, a former Purdue Veterinary Medicine administrator who was nationally recognized for his leadership in academic veterinary medicine, passed away June 6 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Ind. He was 86.


In Memory: Dr. Robert M. Claflin

December 5, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine lost one of its founding faculty members with the passing of Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus Robert M. (Bob) Claflin, who died April 27 in Indianapolis. He was 96.


Retiring Professor Honored for Nearly 50 Years of Service

December 5, 2018 - A crowd of Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and students gathered to recognize long-time faculty member Ronald Hullinger at a reception held in May in honor of his retirement as professor of basic medical sciences. Dr. Hullinger came to Purdue University in 1969, just a few years after the College of Veterinary Medicine graduated its first class of veterinarians in 1963. He retired as of May 15, completing nearly 50 years of service to the College.


Introducing New PVM Faculty

December 5, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the following faculty members during the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Please join us in welcoming them to the PVM family.


Dr. Suresh Mittal Named Distinguished Professor

December 5, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine gained a new distinguished professor this summer when the Purdue Board of Trustees ratified the appointment of Dr. Suresh Mittal as Distinguished Professor of Virology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.


New Leadership for ADDL’s Molecular Diagnostics Team Amplifies Benefits of PCR Technique

December 5, 2018 - Polymerase chain reaction is a biotechnological technique used in advanced medical diagnostics. The testing method, commonly known as PCR, also represents one of the fastest-growing areas of the modern veterinary diagnostic lab, including the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Surgery Puts Promising Pennsylvania Racehorse on Track to Full Recovery

December 5, 2018 - When Golden Tie arrived at the Purdue University Large Animal Hospital for treatment of a fracture in his leg, he had already experienced a series of dramatic life changes for a young horse. A spirited five-month-old Standardbred foal destined to be a racehorse, Golden Tie was born on a farm in northern Indiana to a beloved mare named “Ellie” that was owned by Greta and Tyler Stillings of Washington, Pennsylvania.


Radiation Therapy Extends Quality of Life for Sadie Sue

December 4, 2018 - Sadie Sue, a cheerful ten-year-old mixed-breed dog, prefers to be examined while lying flat on her back, which earns her plenty of belly rubs while she undergoes treatment for cancer in the radiation oncology service at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Who are Pet Professors?

December 4, 2018 - Pet professors make-up a program within the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) that allows faculty and staff to volunteer their personal pets to serve as teaching dogs/cats for veterinary nursing and DVM students.


Study Abroad Trip Gives Students Global Perspective on Veterinary Pathology

December 4, 2018 - When it comes to effective learning, Dr. Tiffany Lyle, a faculty member in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, knows the power of global engagement for veterinary students. So, she developed an innovative program to link travel and the study of veterinary pathology.


Dean’s Column – Looking Ahead to 2019

December 4, 2018 - Anniversaries are important milestones that provide wonderful opportunities for celebration as we take stock of our accomplishments and look to the future. 2019 is a banner year for such milestones for both Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine, as the University celebrates its 150th Anniversary and our College marks its 60th. Today, as we build on the strong foundation of excellence that has characterized our College during the past 60 years, we are fulfilling our mission to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement.


Successful Conference Offers Education, Recognition, and Reunions

December 4, 2018 - The 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference attracted more than 1,000 attendees, with veterinary professionals traveling from across the country to attend the continuing education program September 18-22 on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.


PVM Establishes Vet Up! – A Federally-funded National Academy for Veterinary Medicine

December 4, 2018 - A $3.18 million federal grant is enabling the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to expand access to the veterinary profession for talented individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and address the need for more veterinarians serving rural areas and protecting food safety. The College received the grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to launch Vet Up!™ The National Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy for Veterinary Medicine.


Record Research Funding Bodes Well for Animals, Humans

December 4, 2018 - Purdue has a great deal to celebrate in 2019. As the University hails 150 years of “Giant Leaps,” the College of Veterinary Medicine marks its 60th Anniversary as a national standard-bearer for veterinary education and animal health care. Many of the same faculty responsible for educating future veterinarians and providing top-ranked health care to animals also are drawing in record amounts of funding for research — research that in most cases promises to benefit humans as well as animals. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the College’s research garnered more than $12 million — an all-time high.


PVM Celebrates and Reflects on Progress During Landmark Year

December 4, 2018 - The 2018-2019 academic year is laden with landmark occasions for Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine. 2019 marks the 150th year of Purdue’s existence as Indiana’s land-grant institution, and the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the veterinary college. Purdue is in the midst of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial featuring a variety of events and activities that reflect on past accomplishments, present advancements, and future goals. Those reflections include highlights of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s successes.


David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days Spotlights Most Common Orthopedic Condition in Humans and Animals

November 30, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted the first David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. The continuing education conference brought together veterinary and human medicine experts to address the topic of osteoarthritis, which is the most common orthopedic condition among both people and animals.


PVM Welcomes New Instructional Technologist

November 30, 2018 - Courtney Waxman, CVT, VTS (ECC) joined the PVM staff as instructional technologist for the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program effective October 1.


New PVM Chief Development Officer Named

November 30, 2018 - Tanya Finkbiner has been appointed as the new chief development officer for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, effective November 26. She succeeds Chad Rohlfs who was honored earlier this month at a farewell reception.


Dr. Audrey Ruple Brings One Health Perspective to Purdue’s Dawn or Doom Event

November 9, 2018 - Now in its fifth year, Dawn or Doom is a major two-day event designed to foster conversations about potential risks and rewards of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.  Held on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, the event attracts upwards of 6,000 people, including leading national experts and top Purdue researchers.  This year, Dr. Audrey Ruple, assistant professor of one health epidemiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology became the first Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member to speak at the event.


Capacity Crowd Greets Coppoc One Health Lecture Speaker

November 9, 2018 - The 2018 Coppoc One Health Lecture by Dr. Jeff Bender, a veterinarian and public health practitioner with over 20 years of experience, drew a capacity crowd in Lynn 1136 Thursday, November 1.  Dr. Bender is a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and director of the USAID One Health Workforce Project.


PVM Family Program Series “Takes a Peek” at Technology Behind Minimally Invasive Surgeries

November 9, 2018 - Children had a chance to play the role of an expert surgeon last week during the second of three sessions that are part of the PVM Family Program Series.  “Let’s Take a Peek” was the title of the presentation Thursday, November 1, by Dr. Micha Simons, clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery.  Dr. Simons demonstrated how tiny cameras can be used for diagnostic purposes and to perform minimally invasive surgeries.


Research shows how service dogs can help veterans with PTSD

November 7, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, service dogs might be able to offer both behavioral and physiological benefits to help counter some of those symptoms, according to research that is being led by the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. MagMaggie O’Hairesistant professor of human-animal interaction in the College of Veterinary Medicine,...


Successful Symposium Focuses on Medicine of Mammalian and Avian Species

November 2, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a highly successful Medicine of Mammalian and Avian Species Symposium Friday and Saturday, October 27-28. Previously called the Pet Bird Symposium, the program attracted nearly 90 registrants.


PVM Recognizes Amalia de Gortari upon Her Retirement

November 2, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family came together Monday, October 29, to honor Amalia de Gortari, MVZ on the occasion of her retirement as oncology and radiation oncology technician supervisor in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Forty-sixth Annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog Raises Nearly $8,000

November 2, 2018 - The fundraising total is in and it shows Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 46th annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, held in late September, raised nearly $8,000 for the College’s PetSafe and Priority 4 Paws Programs.


Keep Your Pets Safe on “Howloween” by Being Mindful of the F.E.A.R. Factor

October 29, 2018 - With scary costumes and tempting candy abounding, Halloween can be a frightening time for pet owners – and a risky time for pets, too. The American Animal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their companion animals by being mindful of their F.E.A.R. – food, environment, attire, and recovery – to keep pets safe and happy on...


PVM Professor Collaborates on Research Team Developing Alternative Treatment for MRSA Infections

October 26, 2018 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, is part of a research team that is testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA.


Upcoming Continuing Education Programs to Bring Experts to Lynn Hall

October 26, 2018 - During the next three weeks, three separate Lifelong Learning events will bring experts on a range of topics to Lynn Hall for lectures and workshops.


PVM Family Program Series to “Focus” on Tiny Cameras Used for Surgery

October 26, 2018 - The second PVM Family Program Series presentation of the fall semester features Dr. Micha Simons, clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery.


Every Day Star Award Program Recognizes VTH Employees for Hard Work and Compassionate Care

October 26, 2018 - With the Every Day Star Award Program, Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff have a new way to recognize Veterinary Teaching Hospital employees for a job well done.


In Memory: Dr. Rick L. “Doc” Rodgers (PU DVM ’76)

October 26, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the loss of alumnus Rick L. "Doc" Rodgers (PU DVM ’76), of Knightsville, Ind., who died unexpectedly October 12.


PVM “Flips” for Veterinary Nurses during Appreciation Week

October 19, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine celebrated Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week with a variety of activities this week (October 14-20), including the ever-popular annual pancake breakfast served by the Veterinary Nursing Program staff.


Dean Reed Gives “State of the College” Address to PVM Students

October 19, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine students gathered in Lynn 1136 Wednesday, October 17, for a lunchtime “State of the College” presentation by Dean Willie Reed. The students filled the lecture hall for the talk sponsored by SAVMA Purdue.


Atlanta TV Station Tells Story of PVM Comparative Oncology Research

October 19, 2018 - A news team from Atlanta’s WSB-TV, an ABC-affiliate TV station, visited the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently to report on the game-changing possibilities of clinical trials involving naturally occurring cancer in dogs. In the feature story broadcast October 11 and made available online, Anchor/Reporter Tom Regan described research led by Dr. Deborah Knapp, Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology and director of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP).


Upcoming PVM Conference on Osteoarthritis Honors Memory of Professor Emeritus David Van Sickle

October 19, 2018 - Osteoarthritis will be the focus of the inaugural David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days, which will be hosted by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine November 9-10. Osteoarthritis is the most common orthopedic disease in man and animals.


Students Flock to International Extravaganza and Photo Contest Winner Announcement

October 19, 2018 - Entertainment and food from around the world helped attract Purdue Veterinary Medicine students to the Fall Extravaganza hosted by the Office of Global Engagement and Purdue International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) last Friday, October 12, in the Veterinary Medical Library. The Fall Extravaganza gives students a chance to learn about other students’ experiences abroad and the international learning opportunities that are offered through PVM.


PVM-IT’s Dave Chasey Recognized at Retirement Reception

October 19, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recognized retiring PVM-IT Director of Support Services Dave Chasey at a reception in the Continuum Café last month. His retirement, effective October 1, concluded a 36-year Purdue career.


Eighth Annual PVM Family Program Series Kicks off with “Our Stuffed Animals Can Teach Us Too!”

October 12, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Laboratory Manager Danielle Buchanan kicked off the 8th annual PVM Family Program Series last week with a presentation entitled, “Our Stuffed Animals Can Teach Us Too!” Designed for families with elementary school students or older who are interested in learning more about the veterinary profession, the Family Program Series enables children to get hands-on experiences as they learn more about veterinary medicine.


Dogs are helping scientists discover better cancer treatments

October 12, 2018 - Can dogs help treat or even cure cancer in humans? A growing body of research shows man’s best friend is speeding up the development of cancer-fighting drugs. Scientists say humans and dogs are about 95 percent identical genetically and cancer affects them in the same way it does us. “The cancer that dogs develop is...


Coppoc One Health Lecture Brings Public Health Specialist to Lynn Hall

October 12, 2018 - The 5th annual Coppoc One Health Lecture, to be held November 1 in Lynn Hall, will feature a talk on “Antimicrobial Stewardship and One Health” by Dr. Jeff Bender, of the University of Minnesota, who is a veterinarian and public health practitioner with over 20 years of experience.


PVM Celebrates Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week

October 12, 2018 - A variety of activities are planned next week to recognize Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s veterinary nurses. October 14-20 is Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week.


Upcoming PVM Symposium to Focus on Avian Species and Small Mammals

October 12, 2018 - The Medicine of Mammalian and Avian Species Symposium will be held in Lynn Hall on October 27-28. This two-day symposium is focused on avian and small mammal topics and is designed for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and students.


In Memory: Dr. Robert Holmes (PU DVM ’71)

October 12, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus Robert A. Holmes, a member of the DVM Class of 1971, passed away Sunday, October 7, at his home in St. Francisville, La. He was 71.


2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Visits Lynn Hall to Address PVM Family

October 5, 2018 - After receiving the prestigious 2018 Indianapolis Prize award at a gala in Indianapolis last weekend (Saturday, September 29), Dr. Russell Mittermeier, chief conservation officer for Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), came to Lynn Hall Monday, October 1, to speak to Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and students. The Indianapolis Prize, awarded biennially by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, is regarded as the world’s leading award for animal conservation.


PVM Researcher Helps Lead Purdue Effort to Take ‘Accelerator’ off Aggressive Prostate and Other Deadly Tumors

October 5, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences Marxa Figueiredo helped lead a Purdue research team studying ways to make prostate cancer less lethal by making it less aggressive.


ADDL Holds First Annual Breakout Workshop at 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference

October 5, 2018 - The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at Purdue University held its first annual breakout session during the 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference with the intent of giving conference attendees more opportunities for interaction with ADDL diagnosticians.


PVM on Display at Purdue Resource Fair

October 5, 2018 - Purdue employees who attended the Purdue Resource Fair Thursday, September 27, in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom were able to learn about Purdue Veterinary Medicine at a booth that featured the hospital's Small Animal Primary Care representatives and Carmella the dog.


In Memory: Dr. Mary A. Herron (PU DVM ’67)

October 5, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Mary A. Herron (PU DVM ‘67), of Round Rock, Texas. She was 75.


Cancer researchers at Purdue aim to take the ‘accelerator’ off aggressive prostate and other deadly tumors

October 4, 2018 - Purdue University researchers are studying ways to make prostate cancer, ranked as the second most common and second most fatal cancer among men by the American Cancer Society, less lethal by making it less aggressive.   The Purdue team has developed a drug to target the laminin receptor (37/67 LR), a membrane protein that when...


Popular Purdue Veterinary Conference Draws Over 1,000 Attendees

September 28, 2018 - Veterinary professionals traveled from near and far to attend the 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference September 18-22 on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus. A total of 1,006 attendees from 30 states registered for the conference. In addition to offering a solid line-up of general sessions, the conference included special lectures and events.


New PVM Hire a Boilermaker Career Fair Deemed Huge Success

September 28, 2018 - The week of the Purdue Veterinary Conference was full of events. This year, a new event that coincided with the conference made students and employers very happy: the PVM Hire a Boilermaker Career Fair. Coordinated by the PVM Office of Student Services, the career fair was held Friday, September 21.


Canine Companions Draw Attention for SAPC at Homecoming Booth

September 28, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine was on display for Purdue alumni, football fans, and community residents last weekend at "Tent Row," which was part of the Homecoming Celebration Saturday, September 22, on Stadium Mall before the Purdue vs. Boston College Homecoming football game.


PVM’s Golden Anniversary Class Shares Memories at Reunion Dinner

September 28, 2018 - Members of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s fifth Golden Anniversary Class, the DVM Class of 1968, received special recognition Friday, September 21, when they gathered at the Beck Agricultural Center for their class reunion dinner.


Today is World Rabies Day

September 28, 2018 - Each year on September 28, the international community comes together to promote the fight against rabies. World Rabies Day is a day of action and awareness-raising. Rabies is one of the most deadly zoonoses.


PVM Alumna Mary Beth Leininger Named Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree

September 28, 2018 - Germinder + Associates, a woman-owned marketing communications firm specializing in the pet and veterinary sectors and other niche industries, has named Dr. Mary Beth Leininger (PU DVM ’67) as a #Germinder20 #PowerofPink Honoree.


PVM establishes National Academy for Veterinary Medicine to increase diversity and address veterinarian shortages

September 18, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —  With help from a new federal grant, the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine is stepping up to expand access to the veterinary profession for talented  individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds  and address the need for more veterinarians serving rural areas and protecting food safety. The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency...


ICAN Founder Speaks about Healing Role of Assistance Dogs at Public Lecture

September 14, 2018 - “What prisoner’s dogs and people with disabilities tell us about the healing role of assistance dogs” is the topic of a public lecture at Purdue University Tuesday evening, September 18, featuring the founder of ICAN – the Indiana Canine Assistant Network. Dr. Sally Irvin will give the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture, which is held in conjunction with the annual Purdue Veterinary Conference hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Purdue Veterinary Conference Starts Tuesday

September 14, 2018 - After months of planning and preparation, the 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference begins next week. The majority of the conference sessions and special events will take place in the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center. The conference starts Tuesday, September 18 and runs through Saturday, September 22.


Stethoscope Dinner Honors First-Year DVM Students

September 14, 2018 - Members of the DVM Class of 2022 enjoyed a Purdue Veterinary Medicine tradition Thursday, September 6, when they attended the annual DVM Stethoscope Dinner.


Retired PVM Faculty Honored at Emeritus Faculty Dinner

September 14, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a reception and dinner in honor of its faculty emeriti August 28.


PVM United Way Campaign Kick-off Features Corn Hole Championship

September 14, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family marked the official start of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s United Way Campaign Wednesday, September 12, with a celebration by the Continuum sculpture.


New Student Intern Joins PVM Communications Team

September 14, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine communications team is pleased to welcome Amanda McCormick, who started as the new PVM communications intern Tuesday, September 11.


In Memory: Dr. Richard Rosebrock (PU DVM ’73)

September 14, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that Dr. Richard (Dick) Rosebrock (PU DVM ’73) of Mariposa, Calif., died August 31. He was 83.


Indiana’s only Fear Free veterinary clinic soothes with pheromones, whipped cream

September 7, 2018 - Fear Free is part of a larger movement in veterinary medicine that looks to pay more attention to animals’ mental states. About a third of veterinary schools have animal behaviorists such as herself on their faculty, who teach similar methods, said Niwako Ogata, an associate professor at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Programs such as...


As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats

September 6, 2018 - In her first bout with breast cancer, Kate Benjamin got by with a lumpectomy and radiation. The second time was far more grueling: a 14-hour double mastectomy in November, followed by an eight-week course of chemotherapy that ended in May. Throughout it all, she has been surrounded by cats. Ms. Benjamin, 47, is an expert...


PVM Partners with the State Fair to Shine the Light on Veterinary Medicine

August 31, 2018 - Over 860,000 fair goers attended the Indiana State Fair this year over its 17-day run August 3-19, including a record-breaking 91,000 attending in a single day. On a peak day during the fair, there are more than 1,000 animals present. For the fifth consecutive year, Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and veterinary students stepped-in to partner with the State Fair in providing veterinary care for all the fair's exhibition animals.


College Bids Farewell to International Exchange Students

August 31, 2018 - Six veterinary students and their faculty advisor from the Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences in Towada City, Japan, wrapped up a two-week visit to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Friday, August 24, with a farewell reception held in their honor in Lynn Hall, Room 1192. The Japanese veterinary students visited Purdue as part of a long-standing exchange relationship between Kitasato University and Purdue Veterinary Medicine dating back more than 20 years.


VTH Staff Member Featured in Purdue Today

August 31, 2018 - Brittany Vale wears many hats. One of them is operating as health information administrator in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, but as of June 1, she also dons a new hat as the 2018-2019 chair of the Purdue University Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC).


In Memory: Dr. Kimberly McDole

August 31, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to share the passing of a beloved local veterinarian and former PVM graduate student, Dr. Kimberly McDole, of Lafayette, Ind., who died Monday, August 27, from injuries suffered in a tragic hit-and-run crash on August 1. She was 61.


New Therapy Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes In Humans And Dogs

August 28, 2018 - Researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine (IU) are working with man’s best friend to cure one of his most insidious diseases. The scientists say a new therapy shows promise for long-term reversal of Type 1 diabetes in both humans and dogs. Purdue reported this week that scientists achieved normal glucose levels in diabetes-induced mice by...


New Year Begins for DVM and Veterinary Nursing Students

August 24, 2018 - “Welcome” and “welcome back” were familiar sayings heard in the hallways of Lynn Hall in the past couple of weeks as new students arrived for the start of their veterinary education while other Purdue Veterinary Medicine students who were away for summer break returned to campus.


PVM Bone Marrow Workshop Draws International Crowd

August 24, 2018 - A total of 40 clinical pathology professionals came to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine from across the globe to participate in the biennial Bone Marrow Workshop.


PVM Thanks Faculty and Staff with “Out of This World” Appreciation Event

August 24, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff enjoyed a “Far Out” experience during a special appreciation event Thursday, August 16.


Special Tradition Kicks-off School Year for Veterinary Nursing Students

August 24, 2018 - Second-year veterinary nursing students gathered Monday night (August 20) at the seventh annual Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Dinner, which marks the start of the clinical phase of their education.


PVM Cornhole Competition Generates Support for Purdue United Way Campaign

August 24, 2018 - Gearing up for the Purdue University United Way Campaign, United Way committee members Barbara Cochran, Julie Lewellen, Jessica Mabbitt, Andrea Waibel, and Brittany Vale, organized a cornhole tournament as part of the Faculty Staff Appreciation Event Thursday, August 16.


VAD Welcomes Jennifer Ashley as Veterinary Skills and Competencies Manager

August 24, 2018 - Jennifer Ashley, RVT joined the Department of Veterinary Administration on August 6 as the Veterinary Skills and Competencies Manager. She has been a Purdue Veterinary Medicine staff member since 2006, most recently serving as a veterinary technologist senior instructor.


Preventing Foodborne Illness

August 21, 2018 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million Americans are affected by a foodborne disease each year. That’s one in every six Americans. More than 100,000 will have to visit the hospital each year and 3,000 Americans lose their lives due to foodborne diseases. Hoosiers are no strangers to outbreaks of foodborne illness. But...


PVM Hosts International Guests from China and Japan

August 15, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted two delegations of veterinary and veterinary technology students from China and Japan for a two-week exchange visit that concluded with a farewell luncheon and ceremony last Friday, August 3. As part of a reciprocal exchange agreement made through the PVM Office of Global Engagement, a total of 11 students and two faculty members observed various clinical rotations and participated in a variety of events and activities.


Dr. Suresh Mittal Named Distinguished Professor

August 15, 2018 - The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Aug. 3) ratified the appointment of Dr. Suresh Mittal as Distinguished Professor of Virology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.


Workshop Attendees Abuzz with Excitement about Bee Medicine

August 10, 2018 - The importance of honey bees to U.S. agriculture production was reflected in the success of a workshop on bee medicine hosted jointly by Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Department of Entomology July 27. The program combined lectures and hands-on learning opportunities to enlighten attendees about the veterinarian’s role in beekeeping and provide veterinarians with the skills needed to work with beekeeping clients.


Dr. Croney Receives Substantial Grant to Study Dog Welfare in Commercial Breeding Kennels

August 2, 2018 - The Stanton Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.98 million to Dr. Candace Croney and her research team to study the welfare of dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels.  Dr. Croney serves as director of the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) and holds a joint appointment as professor of animal behavior and...


Purdue Extension State Fair exhibits feature educational games, info on health, conservation and nature

August 2, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – When Purdue Extension heads to Indianapolis for the Indiana State Fair‘s Aug. 3-19 run, educators will be showcasing exhibits that make it fun to learn about health, conservation and the animals around us. “The exhibits at the 2018 Indiana State Fair represent the breadth of beneficial work that Purdue Extension does across the state,”...


Chilling with the chickens, a different type of pet therapy

August 2, 2018 - Pets can relieve stress in at least eight specific ways, according to Dr. Alan Beck, director of the Center for the Human–Animal Bond at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Petting an animal or just being in the room with one can lower blood pressure and increase cardiovascular health. Pet owners tend to get...


Residents Embark on First-Year Studies at PVM

July 27, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed new and familiar faces to the college last week as first-year residents began their orientation in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.


Faculty Participate in 2018 Veterinary Communication Project

July 27, 2018 - Attendees at the Institute for Healthcare Communication’s (IHC) 2018 “Train-the-Trainer” program included two Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members. The week-long course for veterinary medical faculty was held in New Haven, Conn., July 9 – 13.


McAfee Animal Hospital 75th Anniversary Marks Three Generations of Veterinary Care

July 27, 2018 - Saturday, July 21, was a very special day for Dr. Larry McAfee (PU DVM ’73) and his daughter Brooke (PU DVM 2011), as they celebrated the 75th anniversary of the McAfee Animal Hospital with an Open House event on the facility grounds. Brooke represents the third generation of McAfee veterinarians.


With Spanish Classes, Vet Schools Aim To Break Down Barriers With Farmworkers

July 26, 2018 - Esperanza Yanez can spot a sick cow just by looking at it. “The head hangs down and they don’t eat,” says Yanez, who immigrated from Mexico two decades ago and has been caring for cattle ever since. While learning to communicate with animals takes years of patience, Yanez says the true language barrier exists between...


Fridgey the Bengal Cat Receives First Feline Hip Replacement Surgery at Purdue VTH

July 20, 2018 - Plagued by issues with both hips, Fridgey, a two-year-old Bengel cat, underwent a procedure common in human medicine, but never before used on a feline patient at Purdue – total hip replacement surgery. Everyone in Fridgey's treatment team at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital is working together to help Fridgey have a "pawsitive" recovery.


College to Welcome Exchange Students from Three Partner Universities

July 20, 2018 - In the next few weeks, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement will have the privilege of hosting students and faculty participating in exchange programs involving three partner universities.


Dr. Ruple Addresses Management of Zoonotic Diseases at AVMA Convention

July 20, 2018 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine One Health expert called for better communication between physicians and veterinarians about zoonotic diseases during a lecture at the 2018 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention.


PVM Alumni Celebrate at AVMA

July 20, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni reconnected at the Purdue Alumni Reception that was held July 13 during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention in Denver, Colo.


Bee Sure Not to Miss the Beekeeping for Veterinarians Workshop!

July 20, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is joining forces with the Department of Entomology in the Purdue University College of Agriculture to host the Beekeeping for Veterinarians Workshop next Friday, July 27. This unBEElievable program will enlighten attendees about the veterinarian’s role in beekeeping and will provide veterinarians with the skills needed to work with beekeeping clients.


PVM Plays Role in First Purdue Grandparents University

July 13, 2018 - Purdue Conferences and the Purdue Alumni Association came together to create the first Purdue Grandparents University and Purdue Veterinary Medicine contributed to the valuable learning experience. For two days at the end of June, alumni and their grandchildren, ages 7 to 14, got to live the college life by taking classes in a major of their choice, eating and living in a residence hall, and exploring other highlights of the Purdue University campus.


Royal Veterinary College Awards Honorary Degree to Dean Willie Reed

July 13, 2018 - The Royal Veterinary College of the University of London recognized Dean Willie Reed for his leadership contributions to diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession by awarding him the degree of DVetMed honoris causa at the college’s summer commencement Thursday, July 5.


PVM Clinician Shares Tips on Helping Pets Beat the Heat

July 13, 2018 - As the summer heat intensifies, pet owners need to think from nose to paws when keeping their pets cool and well hydrated, especially if the dog or cat is overweight, elderly or a specific breed, according to a Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine wellness clinician.


Research Teams Reflect on Value of Summer Research Program

July 13, 2018 - To give a richer insight into Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program (SRP), the Vet Gazette this week shines the spotlight on some of the teams that partner faculty with Purdue veterinary students.


County Fair Season Prime Time for Biosecurity

July 10, 2018 - It is the height of the county fair and livestock show season around the state; thousands of 4-H and Jr. show youth are loading up animals and hitting the road. This means biosecurity precautions need to be in place to keep animals safe and disease free. Bethany Funnell, Purdue Extension specialist, says prevention is the...


Keep Pets Safe and Happy During Independence Day Celebrations

June 29, 2018 - Between parades, visitors, vacations, and the crackle of fireworks, Fourth of July festivities are filled with celebration; but unlike people, many pets associate those festivities with anxiety and panic. Dr. Lori Corriveau, wellness clinician in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Small Animal Community Practice, advises there are many simple ways to protect companion animals during Independence Day celebrations.


DVM and Pre-Veterinary Students Experience Scientific Discovery through Summer Research Program

June 29, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 2018 Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program is giving 21 DVM and pre-veterinary students first-hand experience in the realm of scientific discovery.


Veterinary Students take First and Fourth Place in AVMHS Essay Contest

June 29, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was well represented in the American Veterinary Medical History Society (AVMHS) 2018 J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest. Congratulations to Jessica Zeiger, of the DVM Class of 2018, for winning first place and Janna Draper, of the DVM Class of 2019, for winning fourth place.


PVM Student Helps Celebrate Honor Received by Greater Lafayette Kennel Club

June 29, 2018 - Purdue veterinary student Blair Hooser, outreach committee chair for the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club (GLKC), is excited to share that the club recently became the first in the nation to receive the American Kennel Club Public Education Award.


Veterinary Student Awarded AKC Scholarship

June 29, 2018 - Julia O’Rourke, of the DVM Class of 2021, has been recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a recipient of the 2018 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship.


Dr. Candace Croney Featured on New TV Show about Animals

June 29, 2018 - Dr. Candace Croney, director of the Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) and professor of animal behavior and well-being, made an appearance Saturday, June 23, on National Geographic's season 1, episode 2 of “Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things.” As host of the show, Howie Mandel narrates cute clips of animals doing odd, cute, or funny behavior while also including a splash of animal facts.


Dr. Nickie Baird Selected as VMX Speaker of the Year

June 22, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Nickie Baird, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor of large animal surgery, who has been selected as one of five VMX 2018 Speakers of the Year.


Class of 2019 Interns Arrives at PVM

June 22, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomes the newest class of interns to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital. The interns began Monday, June 11, with an intensive orientation schedule. Mindy Anderson is also returning to PVM as the Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident.


PVM Inspires Future Veterinarians at the 2018 Boiler Vet Camps

June 22, 2018 - Over the course of the last two weeks, Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted 100 campers to give them a first-hand look into the world of veterinary medicine.


Purdue IVSA Hosts International Exchange for the Second Year

June 22, 2018 - Three veterinary students from Thailand are visiting the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine thanks to an international agreement between Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the Chulalongkorn University School of Veterinary Medicine (CU) in Thailand.


Communications Team Welcomes New Intern

June 22, 2018 - As of Friday, June 15, Rachel Nellett has joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine communications team as the communications intern.


Veterinary Practice Management Program Webinar Offered June 26

June 22, 2018 - Are you interested in veterinary practice management training offered through a certificate program involving a collaboration between Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the Krannert School of Management? Get your questions answered and meet the Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) team during a live webinar Tuesday, June 26, 2018.


PVM-led Study Shows Veterans with PTSD Who Have Service Dogs May Experience Physiological Benefits

June 15, 2018 - A new study led by Purdue Veterinary Medicine researchers shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. The study is the first published research to use a physiological marker to define the biobehavioral effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD.


Possible New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries Identified in Research Led by PVM Professor

June 15, 2018 - Research led by a Purdue Veterinary Medicine scholar shows that an experimental drug has promise as a potential therapy for spinal cord injuries in animal studies. The compound, 4-aminopyridine-3-methanol, works in a similar way as a drug previously developed at Purdue, 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple sclerosis.


Attendees Flock to Purdue Canine Welfare Science Forum

June 15, 2018 - The Canine Welfare Science Forum held at Purdue University last weekend attracted more than 170 attendees from across the country, including 30 walk-ins who registered the day of the event. The one day program in Stewart Center Saturday, June 9, addressed important aspects of providing a good quality of life for dogs.


PVM Staff Recognized at Outstanding Staff and Bravo Awards Ceremony

June 15, 2018 - An annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine tradition of recognizing outstanding staff members continued this week as Dean Reed presented awards and recognition certificates at the Outstanding Staff and Bravo Awards Ceremony and Reception Monday, June 11. The event was held in Lynn 1136 and the Continuum Café.


Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Recipients Honored

June 15, 2018 - As part of the Outstanding Staff and Bravo Awards program and reception Monday, June 11, several Purdue Veterinary Medicine staff members were honored for completing the online Certificate Program for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.


Small Animal Community Practice Welcomes New Clinician

June 15, 2018 - Spread the word to your furry four-legged friends – there’s a new vet in town. The Small Animal Community Practice in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is expanding with the addition of its newest clinician, Dr. Suma Rao.


Excitement Pervades Junior Boiler Vet Camp

June 15, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s popular Boiler Vet Camp program for 2018 kicked-off last weekend with the arrival of 50 Junior Boiler Vet Camp participants. The campers brought lots of energy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to learn all about the veterinary medical profession.


AABP Elects PVM Alumna Carie Telgen as Vice President

June 15, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Carie Telgen (PU DVM 2009), of Greenwich, N.Y., who recently was elected as vice president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) for the 2018-2019 term.


PVM A2RC Program Draws Participants from a Dozen Universities

June 8, 2018 - A total of 20 students from the U.S. and Puerto Rico spent two weeks at the end of last month participating in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s annual Access to Animal-Related Careers (A2RC) Program. Coordinated by PVM's Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the annual learning experience gives second- and third-year pre-veterinary students who are underrepresented in veterinary medicine a glimpse into the life of a first-year Purdue DVM student.


In Memory – Dr. Billy E. Hooper, Former PVM Administrator

June 8, 2018 - Dr. Billy E. Hooper, a former Purdue Veterinary Medicine administrator who was nationally recognized for his leadership in academic veterinary medicine, passed away Wednesday, June 6, at IU Health Arnett Hospital. He was 86.


Save Your Spot at the Purdue Veterinary Conference

June 8, 2018 - The 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference is just around the corner with online registration now open! Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s annual event provides continuing education (CE) opportunities for the entire veterinary team while also serving as the unofficial homecoming for the College. The conference will be held September 18 – 22 on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.


Purdue Hosts Canine Welfare Science Forum Tomorrow

June 8, 2018 - Resources for dog owners and canine professionals will be provided at a continuing education opportunity scheduled tomorrow, Saturday, June 9, at Purdue University. The daylong forum is designed for anyone who is in regular contact with dogs, including dog owners, breeders, veterinarians, kennel professionals and academics working with or interested in canine welfare science.


PVM Hosts Successful Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit

June 1, 2018 - Nearly 120 faculty, staff, and students from eleven universities across the country attended the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit held at Purdue University May 18 – 20. The biennial event is a collaboration among the colleges and schools of veterinary medicine at Purdue, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, and the University of Wisconsin, with additional sponsorship by Zoetis.


Dr. Henry Green Receives Zoetis Diversity and Inclusion Award

June 1, 2018 - During the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit, Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed presented two Zoetis Diversity and Inclusion Awards at the Zoetis Awards Reception in the Lynn Hall Courtyard Saturday evening, May 19. One of the recipients is PVM’s own Dr. Henry Green, III, associate professor of cardiology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.


PVM Faculty Member is One of Winners Among Integrative Data Science Initiative Research Proposals

June 1, 2018 - Dr. Audrey Ruple, assistant professor of public health epidemiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, is the PI for a winning Integrative Data Science Initiative research proposal entitled, “Using the One Health Approach for Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Creating an integrated framework for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data necessary to establish a comprehensive AMR surveillance system in Indiana.”


Retirement Reception Honors BMS Professor Ronald Hullinger

June 1, 2018 - A crowd of Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and students gathered to recognize Dr. Ronald Hullinger at a reception held in honor of his retirement last month as professor of basic medical sciences.


Oath Ceremony and Graduation Gala Celebrates Success of PVM Class of 2018

May 18, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2018 graduated last Saturday, May 12, with pomp, circumstance, and the traditional College of Veterinary Medicine Oath Ceremony. The evening before the Oath Ceremony, the College honored several graduates for outstanding accomplishments at the Graduation Gala, held at the Four Points by Sheraton in West Lafayette.


CPB Graduate Student Recognized for Outstanding Research

May 18, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate student Kerri Rodriguez received top honors from the Purdue University Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs earlier this month when she received the 2018 Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA). Kerri, a human-animal interaction graduate student in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, was recognized for her research titled, “The Effect of Psychiatric Service Dogs on Salivary Cortisol in a Population of Military Veterans with PTSD.”


Service Dogs Receive Free Screenings by VTH Ophthalmology Team during Special Eye Exam Event

May 18, 2018 - Falcon’s eyesight is vital to his job as a service demonstration dog, which is why he received a free eye exam as part of a special event conducted for service dogs on May 7 by the Ophthalmology service at Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH).


Purdue Veterinary Medicine on Display at Art, Bark and Brew in Lafayette

May 18, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine helped the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette inaugurate a new event this past Saturday, May 12. The College of Veterinary Medicine was a co-sponsor of the first Art, Bark & Brew, which was held on the Art Museum grounds at 102 South 10th Street in Lafayette from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


In Memory – PVM Professor Emeritus Robert Claflin

May 18, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recently lost one of its founding faculty members with the passing of Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus Robert M. (Bob) Claflin, who died April 27 in Indianapolis. He was 96.


Discovery Park announces winners among Integrative Data Science Initiative research proposals

May 17, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Ruple for proposal being selected as part of Purdue’s Integrated Data Science Initiative after her successful oral presentation on May 3rd! Dr. Ruple’s proposal was for creating an integrated framework for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data necessary to establish a comprehensive AMR surveillance system in Indiana! Read more at: Discovery Park...


Senior Veterinary Technologist Students Celebrate Success with Senior Project Presentations

May 11, 2018 - Senior veterinary technologist students celebrated their program completion by presenting their capstone projects as the spring semester drew to a close. The students had the opportunity to give a lecture style presentation or share their project in a poster session.


Student Artwork Brightens Lynn Hall

May 11, 2018 - The walls in Lynn Hall got a little more colorful with the installation of four new works of art created by three veterinary students in the DVM Class of 2020: Brittany Crenshaw, Andrea Hall, and Kristen Thomas. The artwork was dedicated April 19 during a ceremony led by Dean Willie Reed, who began the PVM family art program eight years ago with the assistance of Professor of Medical Illustration David Williams.


Purdue Day of Giving Brings in Financial Resources for PVM

May 11, 2018 - Purdue University achieved another record during the Purdue Day of Giving, which was held April 25, and Purdue Veterinary Medicine was part of the success. The University set the collegiate record for single-day fundraising with a total of $37.6 million donated through the Purdue Day of Giving. That bested the University’s own record-setting performance of $28.2 million in 2017.


Dean Willie Reed to be Recognized with Award at AVMA Convention

May 11, 2018 - The Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Epidemiological Society (AVES) has selected Dean Willie Reed to receive the Honorary Diploma Award, which will be presented July 16 at the AVES Awards Breakfast, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Compelling Keynote to Kick-off Iverson Bell Regional Diversity Summit at Purdue

May 11, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit beginning next Friday, May 18, with a keynote address by Glenn E. Singleton, founder of the Pacific Education Group, which seeks to achieve racial equity in education. The Summit, which runs through Sunday, May 20, is designed for faculty, staff, and students to develop their cultural competency and support a diverse and inclusive academic environment.


Farewell Reception Honors PVM Staff Member

May 4, 2018 - Account Clerk Karla Calvin, in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Administration, was recognized at a farewell reception recently for her dedication to the College during the past 13 years. The event was held in the Continuum Café Wednesday, April 25, just before Karla left to assume a new position in the Purdue University School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.


For Human Cancer Research, cats’ Tumors are less useful than dogs’

May 4, 2018 - Newsweek – It’s nothing personal, cat people. But feline tumors aren’t used nearly as often as those in dogs to study human cancer, Purdue University’s Dr. Christopher Fulkerson says. Cats tend to have a type of skin cancer in their heads and mouths that some researchers are using as a model for human head and...


PVM Scholar Among Authors of New Farm Animal Welfare Report

May 4, 2018 - Five Purdue University researchers, including Dr. Candace Croney, director of the Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS), are among the authors of a new report examining the scientific, ethical, and economic aspects of farm animal welfare.


Promotions Reception Honors Seven PVM Faculty

May 4, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine continued a long-standing tradition when Dean Willie Reed congratulated seven faculty members on their promotions during the annual PVM Promotions Reception Thursday, April 19, in the Continuum Café.


DVM Student Shares Her Story in Six Words

May 4, 2018 - What can be shared with just six words? For Purdue veterinary student Kristi Crow, of the DVM Class of 2020, quite a bit, actually. Kristi won second place in the Purdue Graduate Student Government’s competition called “Say It In 6®” with her submission, “Animals are the healers of life.”


Young and Old Spring into PVM Open House

May 4, 2018 - Visitors flocked to Lynn Hall on Saturday, April 14 for the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Open House. The annual event coincides with Purdue's Spring Fest to promote education of all the different aspects of veterinary medicine. With the theme, “One Health, One Goal. Because Our Health Depends on Theirs,” the student-organized event aimed to inform guests on the connection between health for humans, animals, and the environment.


‘Key factor’ in development of Parkinson’s disease identified

April 20, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A molecule has been identified that appears to play an important role in the development of Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world. Read Article: ‘Key factor’ in development of Parkinson’s disease identified


PVM Changes Veterinary Technology Degree Names to Veterinary Nursing

April 20, 2018 - Dr. Bianca Zenor and the Veterinary Technology team in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine are happy to announce they will be changing the Veterinary Technology degree names to Veterinary Nursing (AAS and BS) effective with this year's fall entry Class of 2022!


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

April 20, 2018 - 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

April 20, 2018 - 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 Students Explore Ancient Artifacts Related to the Human-Animal Bond

April 20, 2018 - “Early Origins of Veterinary Medicine” is the title of a new Purdue Veterinary Medicine course, VM 86000, and students in the class had an exceptional opportunity earlier this month to come face to face with ancient artifacts they had studied in the course. The instructor, Professor of Medical Illustration David Williams, took several third-year students enrolled in the class on a field trip to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.


Make Your Mark on April 25

April 20, 2018 - Make Your Mark on history by giving to the College of Veterinary Medicine during the Purdue Day of Giving on April 25, or by participating in the many challenges throughout the day. By participating in challenges, you can help the College win more funds to create a bigger impact on Purdue Veterinary Medicine.


PVM Teams Up with Art Museum of Greater Lafayette for Art, Bark, ‘n Brew

April 20, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is co-sponsoring an upcoming Art Museum of Greater Lafayette event, cleverly named “Art, Bark, ‘n Brew.” The event will take place May 12, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., on the Art Museum’s parking lot and adjacent lawn. This family- and, of course, dog-friendly event will feature two food trucks (EMT and L Kora Fast), as well as People’s Brewing Company along with fun activities for people of all ages and their pets!


Retirement Reception Honors Pam White

April 20, 2018 - Congratulations are in order for Purdue Veterinary Medicine Media and Instructional Technology Specialist Pam White, who is retiring at the end of April. A reception in her honor was held Monday, April 16, in the Continuum Café.


Vet Gazette Publication Advisory

April 20, 2018 - There will be no issue of the Vet Gazette next Friday, April 27, due to the publication of the spring issue of the PVM Report.  The subsequent issue of the Vet Gazette will be published Friday, May 4. Items for publication in that issue must be submitted to pvmnews@purdue.edu by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2.


PVM Research Day Features Presentations, Posters, and Prizes

April 13, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine focused the spotlight on research all day Monday, April 9, during the annual PVM Research Day, which featured award-winning research talks and an extensive research poster session. The Research Day highlights scientific discovery in the College of Veterinary Medicine that enhances the well-being of animals and people.


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

April 13, 2018 - 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.


PVM Guest Lecture Features Leading Stem Cell Researcher from Cornell

April 13, 2018 - “Transitional Zones and Cancer” was the title of a special guest lecture given in Lynn Hall recently by Alexander Nikitin, MD, PhD, professor of pathology at Cornell University and leading stem cell researcher, who spoke to an audience of Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate students, faculty, and staff. The presentation was hosted by the PVM Office of Research as part of the College’s Graduate Student Research Seminar Series.


PVM Students Receive AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship

April 13, 2018 - Congratulations to Kelsey Trumpp, of the DVM Class of 2019, and Chad Van Koot, of the DVM Class of 2020, who have been named as recipients of the 2017-2018 Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship. Offered by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program was created in recognition of the AVMF’s long standing relationship with the Auxiliary to the AVMA.


PVM Open House to Attract Hundreds to Lynn Hall Tomorrow

April 13, 2018 - With a theme focused on “One Health,” the 2018 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Open House will draw hundreds of visitors to the College of Veterinary Medicine tomorrow (Saturday, April 14). After months of planning and organizing by a team of PVM students, the annual event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in and around Lynn Hall.


PVM Professor Appointed to Working Group Helping with Purdue’s Sesquicentennial Plans

April 13, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Professor of Comparative Pathobiology Tim Ratliff is among 16 faculty members appointed by President Mitch Daniels to a faculty working group charged with helping identify themes for the Ideas Festival, which will be the centerpiece of Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration during 2018-19.


Service dogs actually help veterans with PTSD, new study says

April 9, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) – Purdue University is at work to find the scientific ways service dogs help veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The university recently completed a pilot study looking into the issue. Read Article: Service dogs actually help veterans with PTSD, new study says


Vet Med United – Togetherness is Sweet!

April 6, 2018 - Every April, the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Wellness Committee encourages veterinary schools across the nation to gather in memory of students and veterinarians who have lost their lives to suicide. On Wednesday, April 4, Purdue Veterinary Medicine students, faculty, and staff gathered to provide support and spread awareness on issues revolving around suicide and mental health in the veterinary profession.


Spring Extravaganza Spotlights PVM International Programs

April 6, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement (formerly the Office of International Programs), the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) Purdue, and the Purdue Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, and Research (CILMAR) hosted the annual Spring Extravaganza last Friday, March 30 at the MatchBOX Coworking Studio in Downtown Lafayette.


PVM Alumnus Teams Up with Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon to Save Orangutan

April 6, 2018 - Daniel, a 12-year-old Bornean orangutan at the Phoenix Zoo, underwent a life-saving operation with the help of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate Jeff Steurer (PU DVM 2007).


New Staff Member Joins PVM Student Services Team

April 6, 2018 - Suzanne Kennedy joined the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Student Services Center as a secretary Monday, March 26.


Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Open House Set for April 14

April 6, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Open House is just a week away. The event scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., next Saturday, April 14, serves as a way to educate the public on the different aspects of veterinary medicine.


In Memory – Dr. Charles David Heinze

April 6, 2018 - Former Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member and long-time area equine veterinarian Charles "Chuck" D. Heinze passed away March 25 in Erie, Pa. He was 92.


Purdue VTH ECC Team Provides Pet CPR Training to Volunteer Firemen

March 30, 2018 - The Wabash Township Fire Department in West Lafayette completed pet CPR 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 covered CPR and basic life support techniques, including performing chest compressions and the administration of oxygen, as well as other techniques related to saving the lives of pets rescued from a fire.


BMS Faculty Member among Finalists for Bindley Bioscience Center Director

March 30, 2018 - Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, professor of cancer pharmacology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences, is among three finalists for the position of director of the Bindley Bioscience Center at Discovery Park. The finalists were announced by the search committee yesterday (March 29). All three will participate in two-day interviews on campus next month.


PVM Student Receives Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award at WVC

March 30, 2018 - Congratulations to Mary Jordan, of the DVM Class of 2019, who was honored at the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier this month as a recipient of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award. The award recognizes third-year veterinary students who portray leadership and promote lifelong service to the profession.


PVM Influenced Competency-Based Learning Program Introduced at AAVMC Meeting

March 30, 2018 - This year’s annual meeting of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) was focused on the theme “Innovation in Education,” and, fittingly, included the unveiling of a new Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) framework. Designed to improve veterinary medical education and quality assurance, the program was developed by the AAVMC CBVE Working Group, consisting of ten national and international veterinary medical professors, including Dr. Kathy Salisbury, Purdue Veterinary Medicine associate dean for academic affairs and professor of small animal surgery.


Purdue SAVMA President Brenda Najar Joins Dean Willie Reed for AAVMC Advocacy Day

March 30, 2018 - On the eve of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) annual meeting March 2-4 in Washington, D.C., dozens of veterinary medical educators visited with federal lawmakers as part of “Advocacy Day.” Among the veterinary school representatives participating were Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s own Dean Willie Reed and Purdue SAVMA president, Brenda Najar, of the DVM Class of 2019.


Retirement Reception Honors Long-time PVM Staff Member Rose Killian-Alenduff

March 30, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff members gathered Tuesday (March 27) to celebrate the career of Rose Marie Killian-Alenduff and congratulate her on her retirement.


PVM Symposium for Veterinary Technicians Draws 100 Participants

March 30, 2018 - The fourth Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine last weekend attracted about 100 attendees who came from as far away as Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio. The one day program on Sunday, March 25, covered a range of topics and included both small and large animal tracks. The annual symposium is designed to provide veterinary assistants, veterinary technology students, and veterinary technicians the opportunity to obtain approved continuing education credits. Participants were eligible for up to seven hours of continuing education (CE). Special speakers included several Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff.


PVM Alumnus Receives Distinguished Service Award from AAVLD

March 30, 2018 - Dr. Matti Kiupel, a Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus who earned his master’s degree in 1999 and PhD in 2001 in veterinary pathology, was honored by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), which presented him with the Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Kiupel was recognized for volunteering his time, energy, and professionalism to substantially enrich and advance the AAVLD in the field of veterinary diagnostic medicine.


For military veterans suffering from PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?

March 27, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Dr. Maggie O'Haire's work into treatments for PTSD is being covered by the Washington Post.


National SAVMA Symposium Recognizes PVM Faculty and Students

March 23, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was well-represented at the 2018 SAVMA Symposium, which is the annual national conference of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association. During the event held March 15-17 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, two PVM faculty members received awards and more than two dozen PVM students participated in various lectures, labs, and special events.


PVM Students Selected as 2018 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Recipients

March 23, 2018 - A total of eight Purdue Veterinary Medicine students are recipients of the 2018 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award. Their names were announced at the annual SAVMA Symposium last week. Four of the PVM students are from the DVM Class of 2019 and three are in the DVM Class of 2020. The scholarship program is for second- and third-year students at colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Caribbean. This year more than 1,700 applications were received. A total of 315 recipients were selected and will cumulatively receive $630,000 in scholarships.


Purdue VOICE Chapter Honored at 2018 SAVMA Symposium

March 23, 2018 - During the 2018 SAVMA Symposium last week in Philadelphia, Pa., Purdue VOICE was honored as the recipient of the “Chapter of the Year” Award. The all-encompassing award recognizes a VOICE Chapter that has organized or sponsored many successful events during the academic year, exceeding the programming requirements in terms of quality and quantity, and has continuously supported the development of a positive and welcoming environment within its local and academic communities.


ADDL Diagnostician Speaks to “Small Flock” Owners about Avian Health

March 23, 2018 - Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) Veterinary Diagnostician Craig Bowen gave a presentation at the 2018 Purdue Extension Small Farm Conference on the role the ADDL plays in monitoring the health of farm animals. Dr. Bowen explained why it is important and valuable for small producers to work with a veterinarian.


Dr. Tiffany Lyle Featured in #31PurdueWomen

March 23, 2018 - In honor of March being Women’s History Month, the Purdue University Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships is featuring 31 Purdue women researchers, including a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member. As part of the #31PurdueWomen social media campaign, a post published Saturday, March 17, featured Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.


PVM Alumnus Selected as AASV Vice President

March 23, 2018 - Dr. Jeff Harker (PU DVM ’94) of Frankfort, Ind., was installed as the newly elected vice president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) earlier this month during the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.


Reception at WVC in Las Vegas Celebrates PVM Alumni and Friends

March 23, 2018 - More than 40 Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni and friends turned-out for the annual Purdue Alumni Reception at the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, Nev. They renewed acquaintances, visited with PVM faculty who were in attendance, and heard an update on the College and Ever True fundraising campaign goals from Dean Willie Reed.


Dr. Yava Jones-Hall Completes AAVMC Leadership Academy

March 9, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Yava Jones-Hall, associate professor of veterinary pathology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, who completed the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) Leadership Academy. Dr. Jones-Hall was recognized with the other AAVMC Leadership Academy graduates at the conclusion of the program, which coincided with the start of the 2018 AAVMC Annual Meeting in Washington March 2.


PVM Family Program Series Introduces Kids to Inner Workings of the Brain

March 9, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted the third Family Program Series for the year on Thursday, March 1, entitled “Breaking through Barriers in the Brain,” featuring a presentation by Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.


PVM Student Awarded AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship

March 9, 2018 - Purdue veterinary student Ashley Hopkins, of the DVM Class of 2020, is one of only five students selected nationally by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Research to receive the AVMA/AVMF (American Veterinary Medical Foundation) 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship for 2018.


CPB Graduate Students Showcase Talents at ‘Health and Disease’ Poster Competition

March 9, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the “Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture, and Policy” poster session with three Department of Comparative Pathobiology graduate students earning top prizes.


In Memory – Retired PVM Faculty Member Diane Bevier

March 9, 2018 - Dr. Diane Bevier, retired Purdue Veterinary Medicine clinical professor of dermatology, passed away Thursday, March 1. She was 64.


Get PVM news on the go with Apple News

March 6, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine news channel is now available in Apple News.


Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here’s How Much That Costs.

March 2, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is being recognized within Indiana as well as internationally through media coverage. Dr. Alan Beck quoted in TIME magazine in a feature on Barbara Streisand


The Health Benefits of Animal Companionship

March 2, 2018 - Dr. Maggie O’Haire, assistant professor of human-animal interaction, was featured for her research on pet ownership benefitting the physical and emotional health of humans.  “Social support is related to several health outcomes,” Dr. O’Haire said, “and animals contribute to this in different ways.”


Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Commercial Dog Breeding Facilities

March 2, 2018 - A significant and common health concern for dogs in the United States is periodontal disease. This story references Dr. Candace Croney’s study conducted with the Center for Animal Welfare Science on the prevalence of periodontal disease in a population of dogs in commercial breeding facilities in Indiana and Illinois.


New Camera Capsule Offers Veterinarians Non-Invasive Imaging Options for GI Health

March 2, 2018 - One of the many challenges veterinarians face is that animals can’t tell them exactly what’s wrong. But now, with a new camera capsule available from ALICAM at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), Purdue veterinary specialists can gain valuable insights into their patients’ gastrointestinal health with no harm, no anesthesia, and no recovery time required.


PVM VOICE Chapter named National Chapter of The Year

March 2, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s chapter of Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE) has been selected as the recipient of the VOICE National Chapter of the Year Award for 2017-2018.


Veterinary Technology Program Announces New Academic Advisors

March 2, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Technology Program is excited to introduce two new advisors. Paige Allen, MS, RVT has been named assistant director of academic advising and recruiting and Shelly Opperman is joining the Veterinary Technology Program team as academic advisor.


PVM Faculty Featured in Annual Research Report

March 2, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to have two faculty members, Dr. Candace Croney and Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, featured in the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) 2016-2017 annual research report. The theme for the annual research report this year is Earth + Space.


PVM Heads “Off to the Races” at Purdue Alumni’s Boilermaker Ball

March 2, 2018 - It was “Off to the Races” last weekend for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, which was recognized as the featured partner of the Purdue Alumni Association at the 11th Annual Boilermaker Ball. Held Saturday, February 24, at the Indianapolis Marriott, the event featured a Kentucky Derby theme that gave the College a unique opportunity to share the impact it makes on Indiana’s equine industry with a crowd of loyal Boilermaker alumni and friends.


Raising the Bar for Equine Care

February 26, 2018 - Located in the shadows of the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino outside of Indianapolis is the newly opened Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, which offers not only the horsemen of the Hoosier State but also horse owners throughout the region access to world-class medical, diagnostic and emergency care services.


Purdue Veterinary Technology Program Ranked #1

February 23, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Technology Program has been ranked #1 in the nation in a listing of the Top 50 Veterinary Technician Programs for 2018 published by TheBestColleges.org.  The website says to determine the best veterinary technology programs, they looked at the factors important to prospective students, especially common predictors of future success and a school’s commitment to online programs.


PVM Issues Statement Supporting National Registered Veterinary Nurse Credential

February 23, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine this week issued a formal statement supporting a nationwide effort to create the Registered Veterinary Nurse national credential. This multi-year initiative by the Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition provides the national leadership and continuity that will be needed to effect change from state to state, since each state has its own regulations for credentialing technicians.


4th Annual Veterinary Technician Symposium to be held March 25

February 23, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2018 Veterinary Technician Symposium will take place Sunday, March 25 in Lynn Hall, and the deadline for discounted early registration is approaching.


Year of the Dog Shines Light on Man’s Best Friend

February 23, 2018 - The spotlight is on man’s best friend as the start of the Lunar New Year ushers in the Year of the Dog.  Our furry friends don’t ask for much. Some food, shelter, a little outside time and some friendly pets on the head can be enough to make them happy.  But Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) would like pet owners to know about some of the lesser known treatments offered at the hospital that can be just as beneficial.


Surgical Equipment Donation Enhances Learning for Purdue Veterinary Students

February 16, 2018 - Thanks to a connection between Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) and an orthopedic surgeon at Logansport Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Ind., third-year Purdue veterinary students now have more opportunities to learn first-hand about using electrosurgical equipment in surgery.


Texas Pet Owners Travel to Purdue Seeking Shockwave Therapy

February 16, 2018 - When "Honey" came to the Small Animal Hospital at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment of a large kidney stone, her owners were relieved to find a minimally invasive treatment option for their pet.


Annual PVM Horseman’s Forum Reins in 175 Attendees

February 16, 2018 - This year's annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Horseman's Forum held on Saturday, February 10, attracted 175 attendees to Lynn Hall, including both youth and adult horse owners and enthusiasts.


PVM involved in Human-Animal Bond Lecture at VMX

February 16, 2018 - One of the popular sessions at last week's Veterinary Meeting and Expo (VMX) held by the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) in Orlando was the Human-Animal Bond lecture presented by Dr. Rebecca Johnson and sponsored by Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Elanco.


PVM Alumni Gather at Reception in Orlando

February 16, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a reception for alumni at NAVC's 2018 Veterinary Meeting and Expo (VMX) Tuesday, February 6.


Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Ranked Number 1 in Referring Veterinarian Survey

February 15, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital scored the highest benchmark rating compared to 26 participating companion animal veterinary teaching hospitals across North America, according to the most recent CalPro Research Referring Veterinarian Survey.


PVM Faculty and Staff Challenge Students in Purdue SAVMA Basketball Contest

February 15, 2018 - The Super Bowl wasn't the only epic sporting event held Sunday, February 4. That also was the day for the Purdue SAVMA Basketball Contest pitting faculty and staff against students. The event was held at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center (Co-Rec).


Zoetis Awards Equine Charity Sweepstakes Donation on behalf of PVM Student

February 15, 2018 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine third-year DVM student, Taylor Rietveld, had a special opportunity recently to help a favorite charity, courtesy of Zoetis. Taylor nominated the American Standardbred Adoption Program (ASAP), an equine charity in De Soto, Wisc., as the organization that was named the grand-prize winner in the Zoetis Equine Charity Sweepstakes.


Do Psychiatric Service Dogs Really Help Veterans with PTSD?

February 15, 2018 - A study concerning the impact of service dogs on veterans with PTSD co-authored by Purdue Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor of Human-animal Interaction Maggie O’Haire and Human-animal Interaction Graduate Student Kerri Rodriguez is featured in Psychology Today.


Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Achieves #1 Ranking

February 14, 2018 - Several media outlets reported on the Veterinary Teaching Hospital being ranked number one in North America in the most recent CalPro Research Referring Veterinarian Survey that included 26 hospitals. 


Veterinary Teaching Hospital Highest in Survey Rankings

February 12, 2018 - The Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital is ranked highest in a recent research survey. The survey was conducted by CalPro who surveyed 26 different university vet hospitals across the country.


PVM Study Shows Service Dogs Associated with Lower PTSD Symptoms among War Veterans

February 9, 2018 - A preliminary study led by researchers in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has shown that overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are lower among war veterans with service dogs.


PVM Alumnus Retires as Auburn University Provost

February 2, 2018 - Dr. Timothy Boosinger (PU DVM ’76) is retiring as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Auburn University. He was honored for his 35-year Auburn career at a reception held January 18 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.


PVM Scholar Featured in Purdue Today Series on Inventors and Innovators

February 2, 2018 - Dr. Riyi Shi, professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering in Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Department of Basic Medical Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, was in the spotlight Friday, January 26, as part of a series in the Purdue Today e-newsletter on inventors and innovators.


PVM Graduate Student Invited to Speak at AORTIC 2017 International Conference in Rwanda

February 2, 2018 - Odalys Torres-Luquis, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Sulma Mohammed, associate professor of cancer biology, was invited to speak at AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa (AORTIC 2017).


Guatemalan Wildlife Veterinarian Visits Lynn Hall

February 2, 2018 - Veterinarian Alejandro Morales (right), assistant director of ARCAS in Petén, Guatemala, braves the Indiana winter for an outdoor photo-op by the Continuum sculpture with Will Smith, II, PVM director of international programs. By Helen Thimlar, PVM Communications Intern This week Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a visit by Dr. Alejandro Morales, veterinarian and assistant director of ARCAS in...


Lake County K9 Officer Airlifted to Purdue VTH after Interstate Car Chase

February 2, 2018 - A Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Department K9 officer injured during an interstate car chase was airlifted by helicopter to the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for emergency treatment.


This Lab Will Clone your Pet for $50K. Would you do it?

January 30, 2018 - Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond Alan Beck, who is the Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology, was quoted on his opinion about cloning pets in an article published online by the Daily Beast.


Farewell Reception Honors Dr. Kauline Cipriani

January 26, 2018 - Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Kauline Cipriani has taken a new position and will be leaving Purdue Veterinary Medicine later this month to become the assistant dean for inclusive excellence at the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health.


Dr. S. Kathleen Salisbury Named 150th Anniversary Professor

January 26, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Small Animal Surgery S. Kathleen Salisbury has been named a 150th Anniversary Professor by the Office of the Provost to recognize her excellence in teaching at Purdue.


Caring for Your Horse When it’s Cold Outside

January 26, 2018 - When given the opportunity to acclimate to colder weather, horses are often happy to spend their days outdoors during winter time. By following a few key guidelines in grooming, exercise, and feeding, you can keep your horse healthy, happy, and handsome in the cold.


Dr. Christine Jenkins Speaks on Diversity and Inclusion during Inclusive Excellence Week

January 26, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine's VOICE chapter (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment) hosted Inclusive Excellence Week last week, January 15-18, which featured several special events, including a number of guest speakers. The Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker was Dr. Christine Jenkins, chief medical officer and vice president of veterinary medical services and outcomes research at Zoetis. Due to the rare opportunities she has to give such presentations, her talk proved a unique opportunity for the PVM family.


Annual Purdue Horseman’s Forum to be Held Feb. 10 at Lynn Hall

January 19, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's annual Horseman's Forum will bring horse enthusiasts together in Lynn Hall February 10 for a one-day seminar about current horse health issues. Presenters will include Purdue faculty and staff as well as invited speakers.


PVM Veterinary Technology Advisory Board Meets to Provide Input

January 19, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Technology Advisory Board gathered for its annual meeting in Lynn Hall last month.


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Lewis

January 19, 2018 - Dr. Lewis was appointed as an assistant professor of neurology in September, joining two other neurologists as part of the growing neurology and neurosurgery service in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital


DVM Class of 2022 Interviews Underway

January 19, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is abuzz today as future veterinarians-in-training navigate Lynn Hall during the first of two interview days.


Purdue Veterinary Technology Graduates Recognized at Winter Commencement

January 12, 2018 - Purdue University's winter commencement ceremonies Sunday, December 17, included recognition of two Purdue Veterinary Technology Program graduates.


2017 Staff Recognition Ceremony Honors Service Anniversaries and Special Efforts

January 12, 2018 - Members of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family gathered together at the end of 2017 for a ceremony recognizing staff members who reached significant service anniversaries, received Bravo Awards, and completed the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion program.


Retirement Reception Honors PVM Computer Specialist

January 12, 2018 - After a 27 year career at Purdue University, PVM-IT staff member Tom Carnahan was recognized at a retirement reception in his honor December 18 in the Continuum Café.


PVM Staff Member Appointed to Academic Veterinary Assessment Working Group

January 12, 2018 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Director of Outcomes Assessment and Data Management, Dr. Malathi Raghavan, has been appointed to the Working Group on Academic Veterinary Assessment, a panel created by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA).


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marije Risselada

January 12, 2018 - As a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Dr. Risselada says her responsibilities involve clinical work, including consulting with other services, treating patients as a referral surgical service and teaching students, interns, and residents; research; and formal instruction through lectures and labs.


Another Cold Snap Presents More Potential Hazards for Pets

January 12, 2018 - It's easy to let your dog outside in the backyard for a few minutes to get some exercise or use the bathroom. But, during the winter months, cold spells or deep freezes could be hazardous.


PVM Cancer Researcher Collaborates on Creating Device to Identify Risks for Breast Cancer

December 20, 2017 - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Professor of Cancer Pharmacology Sophie Lelièvre is moving mountains with her contributions to breast cancer research.


Purdue Veterinary Medicine Equine Specialist Researches Better Treatments for Sepsis in Horses Using Innovative, Multimodal Approach

December 20, 2017 - Sepsis is a common cause of illness and death in both humans and animals worldwide, and occurs when infection leads to overwhelming, whole-body inflammation. In the majority of cases, infections resolve quickly by the use of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, but widespread inflammation can lead to shock, organ failure, and death.


Rare Case Leads ADDL Resident to First-time Discovery in White-tailed Deer

December 20, 2017 - When Dr. Andrea Vanderpool (PU DVM 2004), resident in anatomic pathology at the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, received a biopsy submission of a farmed deer in Indiana, she wasn't aware she was looking at a landmark discovery.


Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine offers tips to recognize, treat pet cancers

September 15, 2017 - It’s estimated that about 1 in 2 dogs, particularly those older than 10, and about 1 in 3 cats in the United States die of cancer, says Dr. Michael Childress, an associate professor of comparative oncology with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. “Dogs and cats both get cancer with about the same frequency...



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