Tradition Triumphs as Purdue and PVM Host Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, May 22nd, 2020 - Life is unpredictable, as we have been so starkly reminded in the past few months. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began to obliterate plans for long-held spring-time traditions, especially graduation ceremonies, we all had a chance to realize anew that the success which earns true respect does not flow from an absence of change, but from the character, tenacity, and persistence required to meld change into new opportunity. So, as Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine recognized that there was no way to safely conduct in-person May commencement exercises, teams set about planning something unprecedented – graduation ceremonies in the realm of virtual reality.
PVM Graduation Celebration Recognizes Award Recipients
Friday, May 22nd, 2020 - The virtual Graduation Celebration hosted by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in lieu of traditional commencement exercises included the recognition of recipients of faculty, resident, intern, and student awards. Typically the awards would have been presented at the Graduation Gala on the eve of commencement, but due to the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the award recognition was incorporated into the college’s virtual celebration that was streamed via Facebook Live Saturday, May 16.
Purdue On-demand Commencement Honors PVM Graduates
Friday, May 22nd, 2020 - In a normal year, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s traditional Oath Ceremony would follow the Purdue University commencement exercises in the Elliott Hall of Music, yet this year’s far-from-normal events induced by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a heroic effort to develop alternate plans. Purdue University converted its beloved traditional commencement ceremony into an on-demand virtual presentation, which included the reading of the names of DVM and Veterinary Nursing graduates.
Virtual Graduation Celebration Planned to Honor PVM Class of 2020
Friday, April 24th, 2020 - Plans are underway for a virtual Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduation ceremony in May to recognize members of the College’s Class of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted cancellation of the traditional commencement exercises.
Founder of Veterinary Specialist Services Conducts Online Koala Conservation Lecture
Friday, April 10th, 2020 - Taking Purdue University’s shift to remote instruction in stride, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Engagement team welcomed Dr. Philip Moses, koala conservation expert, for a live Zoom lecture on Monday, April 6.
More PVM Students Earn Certificates of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
Friday, February 28th, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognizing a group of DVM and veterinary nursing students who recently completed their Certificates of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Developed in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the certificate program is offered through PVM’s Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.
Upcoming Veterinary Nursing Symposium Provides Affordable High Quality CE
Friday, January 31st, 2020 - The sixth annual Purdue Veterinary Nursing Symposium will be held in Lynn Hall on Sunday, March 22, providing veterinary assistants, veterinary nursing or technology students, and veterinary nurses/technicians the opportunity to obtain up to 7.5 continuing education credits.
Veterinary Nursing Graduates Recognized at December Commencement
Friday, January 10th, 2020 - The 2019 holiday season was extra special for 10 Purdue veterinary nursing students who earned their degrees in December.