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PVM Rolls out Welcome Mat as Prospective Students Put Best Feet Forward on Interview Days

Friday, February 2nd, 2024 - After a three-year hiatus, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine resumed in-person interviews for prospective DVM students seeking admission to the next first-year class, the Class of 2028. A total of 211 applicants responded to invitations to come to Lynn Hall for one of three half-day interview sessions. The first session was held on Friday, December 1 for Indiana residents and the second and third sessions were offered to non-resident applicants on two consecutive Fridays last month, January 19 and 26.



December Graduation Celebration Honors Veterinary Nursing Graduates

Friday, January 12th, 2024 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed welcomed the college’s newest Veterinary Nursing Program graduates and their families to the Winter 2023 Veterinary Nursing Graduation Celebration in Lynn 1136 Sunday, December 17. The ceremony followed the university commencement exercises in the Elliott Hall of Music and featured the traditional recitation of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Oath of Ethical Conduct.



Registration Opens for 2024 Iteration of Popular Purdue Equine Wellness Forum

Friday, January 12th, 2024 - Plans are set for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Equine Wellness Forum, which will be held Saturday, February 10, 2024. Registration is open for the program, which is designed to inform horse owners and equine industry professionals about horse health issues ranging from basic preventative healthcare to the latest medical advancements.



Record Giving Advances College’s Mission and Vision

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - Fiscal year 2022-23 was another incredible showing of love and loyalty from alums, clients, and friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine! The third consecutive year of philanthropic support totaling over $20 million proves our mission to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement is a meaningful cause to join. We are grateful for our part to carry forth the work of your investment to move the world forward.



Cultivating Curricular Excellence

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - When Dr. Willie Reed stepped into the Purdue Veterinary Medicine deanship in 2007, he knew the faculty had worked hard on designing and making improvements to the curriculum over the college’s nearly 50-year history to ensure that students were getting the best education possible. Yet, he also had the conviction that more could and needed to be done to better position current veterinary graduates for success.



Exotic Animal Club Hosts Successful Two-Day Symposium

Friday, December 1st, 2023 - “Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles” (MOAAR) is the name of a successful two-day symposium that was hosted last month in Lynn Hall by the Exotic Animal Club. The program, held November 11-12, featured 20 lectures and six wet labs that were offered in two separate tracks: Amphibians/Reptiles and Aquatics. The club brought in speakers from private practice as well as other universities, including Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, who joined Purdue Veterinary Medicine presenters. 



Purdue Veterinary Student Receives Scholarship from AKC Humane Fund, Inc.

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - The AKC® Humane Fund, Inc. has announced the 2023 recipients of the Sir John D. Spurling Scholarship and one is a first-year Purdue veterinary student. The scholarship, which celebrates the human-canine bond, is given to students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and the advancement of responsible pet ownership. The scholarship is named in honor of Sir John D. Spurling, founder of PetPartners, Inc., which provides pet health insurance to pet owners throughout the United States.



PVM Goes on the Road to Showcase Impact of Purdue’s Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program

Friday, October 20th, 2023 - Representatives of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine took a road trip across the state earlier this month to spotlight the college’s role in addressing the pressing issue of a shortage of veterinary nurses (veterinary technicians). Through a series of evening events in Evansville, Indianapolis, Valparaiso, and Huntington during the first week of October, Dr. Chad Brown, director of Purdue Veterinary Nursing Programs, presented a talk entitled, “Addressing the Indiana Registered Veterinary Technician Shortage Through Distance Learning.”



DVM Student Takes Top Prize at AABP Competition

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ 56th Annual Conference by faculty, staff, and students in attendance, including Kelsey D’Amico, of the DVM Class of 2025, who was named the 2023 Overall Winner of the Student Case Presentation Competition. With the theme, “Evolving Expectations,” the annual AABP Conference took place September 21-23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



New PVM Team Represents InVESTment in Learning and Teaching Excellence

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has established a new resource designed to enhance teaching and learning. That resource is the Veterinary Education Support Team, or VEST, which combines the skills of three of the college’s staff members: Senior Instructional Designer Brett Creech, Instructional Designer Lianne Beliveau-Strom, and Student Success/Learning Specialist Corey Sanchez.




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