Stethoscope Celebration Welcomes New DVM and Veterinary Nursing Students to Purdue

Friday, September 15th, 2023 - An important Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine tradition kicked-off the new school year for first-year veterinary medicine students in the Class of 2027 as well as veterinary nursing students in the Class of 2026 who are attending classes in Lynn Hall this fall for the first time. The annual Stethoscope Celebration was held September 5 in the Purdue Memorial Union Faculty Lounges. In addition to a full-course meal, the event featured remarks by Dean Willie Reed and the event sponsors, and culminated with the giving of complimentary stethoscopes to the students.

Purdue Veterinary Conference Keynotes Will Provide Insights from Experts on Health, Wellness and Diversity

Friday, September 1st, 2023 - A vital tradition of offering keynote sessions on Wellness and Diversity, as well as the special Jack and Naomi Stockton / Class of 1971 Lecture will continue at the 2023 Purdue Veterinary Conference. The conference will be held on the Purdue campus September 19-23.

Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture Celebrates Retirement of Renowned Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond Alan Beck

Friday, August 25th, 2023 - This year’s Purdue Veterinary Conference will kick-off with a special opportunity for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, students, staff, faculty and animal enthusiasts to hear the final lecture by renowned human-animal bond expert, Dr. Alan Beck, who is retiring as the Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology and director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond. The Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 in Fowler Hall in Stewart Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

New PVM Students Get Head Start on School Year with Comprehensive Orientation Programs

Friday, August 25th, 2023 - The new academic year got off to a fun and engaging start with orientation programs to help incoming DVM and Veterinary Nursing students acclimate to classes in Lynn Hall. The DVM students arrived a week before Monday’s (August 21) start to the fall semester for several days of orientation activities.  Meanwhile, Veterinary Nursing students entering their second year of the program participated in an orientation program designed to introduce them to their first experience taking classes in Lynn Hall after last year’s schedule of taking core courses across campus.

August Graduation Celebration Honors Veterinary Nursing Graduates

Friday, August 18th, 2023 - Family, friends, and Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff celebrated the accomplishments of ten new college alumni during the 2023 Purdue Veterinary Nursing Graduation Celebration that coincided with Purdue University’s August commencement ceremonies. The Veterinary Nursing graduates were recognized in Lynn Hall on Saturday, August 5, during the celebration that culminated in their recitation of the Veterinary Technician Oath of Ethical Conduct.

PVM Welcomes Post-DVM Students Beginning Residency Programs

Friday, August 4th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome our newest class of residents as they begin post-DVM graduate programs and residencies seeking advanced certification across a variety of clinical and pathology specialties. The residents started their specialty training in either the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, or the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences last month.

Retirement Reception Honors Veterinary Nurse Paige Allen for Nearly 37-year PVM Career

Friday, August 4th, 2023 - It was in the fall of 1986 when Paige Allen, MS, RVT started working for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine after being hired by then professor of veterinary clinical sciences Harold Amstutz to work in the Large Animal Hospital (called the Large Animal Clinics at the time). More than 36 years later, faculty and staff gathered to honor her during a retirement reception held June 16 in the Veterinary Medical Library.

Purdue VCS Graduate Students Win Honors at American Dairy Science Annual Meeting

Friday, June 30th, 2023 - Two graduate students in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences received recognition this week at a major dairy sciences conference. Jillian Grantz and Natnicha Taechachokevivat, researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Rafael Neves, assistant professor of food animal production medicine, both placed in the Purina Animal Nutrition Graduate Student Poster Contest held as part of the American Dairy Science Annual Meeting (ADSA) in Ottawa, Ontario. 

PVM and Purdue University Online Team Up to Give Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program a Makeover

Monday, June 19th, 2023 - At 20 years old, Purdue’s Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program has been around a long time in online education terms, which are something like dog years. The program was starting to show its age, even as the pandemic experience and the continuing growth and maturation of online learning raised expectations from online students. This prompted the college to look for a partner to help give the courses a major makeover. The result is a multiyear rejuvenation project with the Course Production team of Purdue Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) and Purdue University Online.

New Purdue DVM and Veterinary Nursing Grads Take Oath at Graduation Celebration

Monday, June 19th, 2023 - In keeping with a longstanding Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine tradition, Veterinary Nursing and DVM graduates in the Class of 2023 recited their respective oaths May 14, as part of the annual Graduation Celebration in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms. The program immediately followed the official Purdue Division VII commencement exercises in the Elliott Hall of Music for graduates of the colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, and Liberal Arts.

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