All’s Well that Ended Well in the Case of PVM’s First Virtual Equine Wellness Forum

Friday, March 19th, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual event designed to inform horse owners and equine industry professionals about horse health issues galloped into new territory this year by going virtual. Normally held as a day-long in person program, the Equine Wellness Forum was conducted virtually, and spanned several days, with presentations given over the Zoom platform on topics ranging from basic preventative healthcare to the latest medical advancements.

Still Time to Register for the 2021 Veterinary Nursing Symposium

Friday, March 12th, 2021 - Don't miss the Veterinary Nursing Symposium this year! After having to cancel last spring’s in-person symposium, we are back, this time in a virtual format, offering 11 lectures as part of this year’s event, which is scheduled for March 20-21. Traditionally held on a single day, this year’s Veterinary Nursing Symposium is spaced over two days to allow for more CE credits for attendees while also meeting the need to have the virtual lectures more spread out.

Distance Learning Program Ensures It’s Never Too Late to Open the Door to Veterinary Nursing

Friday, March 5th, 2021 - One of the cornerstones of the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is the flexibility that keeps the door open to a veterinary nursing career for non-traditional students. Perhaps no one can testify to that better than Karen “Coco” Schefmeyer. When the 63-year-old enrolled in the distance learning program, she brought a wealth of real world experience to the virtual classroom, and she doesn’t miss a beat as she works toward earning her associate’s degree in veterinary nursing.

Saddle Up Saturday for PVM’s Mane Event for Horse Enthusiasts

Friday, February 5th, 2021 - Calling all horse enthusiasts this Saturday, February 6, for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Equine Wellness Forum, which this year can be attended without leaving home or office!

DVM Admissions Interviews Go Virtual, but not Impersonal

Friday, January 29th, 2021 - Throughout the past few weeks, the admissions committee in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has continued the long-standing tradition of interviewing prospective students for the incoming freshman DVM class, but with a twist. Normally conducted in-person, the interviews were completed virtually this year to follow the Protect Purdue requirements and ensure participants’ health and safety. Everything went smoothly thanks in part to a software program known as Kira Talent.

Veterinary Nursing Symposium Increases Reach with Virtual Program

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 - The seventh annual Veterinary Nursing Symposium will be hosted virtually following Protect Purdue guidelines. Taking place Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21, the program will feature a Large Animal track on Day 1 and Small Animal on Day 2.

Expanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Veterinary Nursing is Focus of New PetDesk Scholarship

Friday, January 15th, 2021 - PetDesk, a leading veterinary patient engagement software company, is teaming up with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary nursing through a new scholarship program for Purdue Veterinary Nursing students.

Purdue Veterinary Program Attracts Federal Funding to Help Increase Diversity in Biomedical Sciences Graduate Education

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine a $1.4 million grant over five years to prepare individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to earn a PhD, DVM/PhD, or MD/PhD degree. The grant was awarded through the NIGMS Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). The Purdue PREP for Translational Biomedical Science will be based in the College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), which is the first veterinary college to successfully compete for this type of grant, and include faculty research mentors from across the Purdue campus.

The New Face of Learning

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - As with so many aspects of the year 2020, “Back to School” took on a whole new meaning for Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine students, faculty and staff as a new semester began in August. DVM and veterinary nursing students were among the more than 41,000 students who came back to the Purdue campus for in-person instruction that had been discontinued in March when the raging COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a sudden switch to online instruction and students were sent home.

Strategically Speaking: Refreshed Strategic Plan to Guide College Through 2023

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - As Boilermakers, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s team of faculty, staff and students realizes that persistent planning is key to taking the small steps that enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to persistently pursue the next giant leap. That is why the college has a culture of strategic planning. Since 2010, two five-year strategic plans have been developed and implemented. When the most recent of those plans neared its end in 2020, teams of faculty and staff reviewed the document, taking note of the college’s achievements, and developed a “refreshed” strategic plan with revised and updated action items for the time period of 2021-2023.

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