Continuing Education

Exotic Animal Medicine Will Be Focus of two-Day Symposium Hosted by Purdue Veterinary Students

Friday, October 14th, 2022 - The Medicine of Mammals and Avian Species (MMAS) Symposium will reflect the passion of the Purdue veterinary students in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Exotic Animal Club, when the two day conference is held later this month in Lynn Hall.

“Rethinking Suicide” is Topic of Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Wellness Lecture October 25

Friday, October 14th, 2022 - A presentation on personal wellbeing in the veterinary medical profession will be given later this month by a specialist in clinical psychology as part of a lectureship established in memory of a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus. The Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Memorial Wellness Lecture will be held Tuesday morning, October 25, from 8:00 – 9:20 a.m., as part of a core course in the DVM curriculum. The speaker, Dr. Craig J Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is internationally recognized as an expert on suicide prevention, trauma and resilience. The lecture will be livestreamed for individuals outside PVM.

Purdue Veterinary Conference Successfully Returns to in-person Format to Delight of Attendees

Friday, September 30th, 2022 - The Purdue Veterinary Conference was held at the Purdue Memorial Union and Lynn Hall September 20-24. The event was conducted as an in-person continuing education conference for the first time since the pandemic.

Purdue Veterinary Conference Keynote Sessions Will Address Wellness and Diversity

Friday, September 2nd, 2022 - The rapidly approaching Purdue Veterinary Conference September 20-24 will feature two Keynote Lunch sessions addressing the significant topics of wellness and diversity in the veterinary profession. The keynote speakers will address how these topics represent real challenges facing the veterinary medical profession across the country.

Public Lecture on the Importance of Animals for Human Development Kicks off Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, August 26th, 2022 - For the first time since the pandemic the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Purdue Veterinary Conference will be held in person next month, with a kick-off event involving a public lecture Tuesday evening, September 20 on the importance of animals for human development. The Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture will be given by Dr. Gail Melson, Professor Emerita with the Purdue University Department of Human Development and Family Studies, who has played a long-standing role in research related to the human-animal bond.

New Director of Lifelong Learning Joins PVM

Friday, August 12th, 2022 - Purdue graduate and previous Purdue employee Tom Mauch stepped into the role of director of Lifelong Learning for the College of Veterinary Medicine effective August 1. A seasoned event planner, Tom returns to the University to utilize his 20-plus years of experience planning events of all shapes and sizes throughout the U.S.

Boilermaker Avian and Exotic Veterinarian Headlines Upcoming Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, July 22nd, 2022 - Dr. Todd Eric Driggers (PU DVM ’94) will give one of the keynote presentations on the topic, “One Vet’s Adventure: Koala Medicine and Burn Management During the Australian Brush Fires” at the annual Purdue Veterinary Conference.

Two-day Forum Anchors Canine Welfare Discussions in Science

Friday, July 15th, 2022 - A two-day Purdue University program on Canine Welfare Science attracted nearly 225 registered participants from across the country.

Canine Welfare Science Forum Aims to Build Bridges to Improve Dog Welfare

Friday, May 27th, 2022 - Bringing people together who have differing views about issues like canine welfare and dog breeding is a passion for Dr. Candace Croney, Purdue University professor of animal behavior and well-being, who holds a joint appointment in the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture. That’s because she sees the potential impact of collaboration between people who look past differences to recognize the vital importance of the common ground they share and the power they have to foster meaningful change by working together constructively. As a result of Dr. Croney’s vision, Purdue University will host a first-of-its-kind collaborative meeting between dog breeders and animal shelter leaders as part of the 2022 Canine Welfare Science Forum, to be held June 24-25 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

Veterinary Nursing Symposium Attracts Capacity Crowd

Friday, April 1st, 2022 - Returning as an in-person event at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine after last year’s virtual program, the eighth annual Veterinary Nursing Symposium attracted 200 attendees from Indiana and several other states, including Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The one-day program in Lynn Hall on Sunday, March 27, covered a broad range of topics that were appealing to veterinary nurses working with both large and small animals.

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