Veterinary Nursing

Online Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program Continues to Grow

Friday, April 5th, 2024 - Among the oldest online programs offered by Purdue – and currently the one with the largest enrollment – the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program, which celebrated its 20th birthday in 2023, is undergoing an impressive rejuvenation. From demand for educated veterinary technicians to a revamped battery of courses, several factors are driving the VNDL program’s growth.

Attendance Demonstrates Ongoing Popularity of Annual Purdue Veterinary Nursing Symposium

Friday, March 29th, 2024 - The opportunity to learn the latest information and insights on a variety of topics relevant to the work of veterinary nurses attracted about 175 participants to the tenth annual Veterinary Nursing Symposium hosted by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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