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

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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