Giving


Purdue Alumna and Animal Lover Sets Pace for Giving in Veterinary Medicine and Across Campus

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - When the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine launched its fundraising effort to secure support for the new Purdue University Veterinary Hospital facilities, it was at the time of its 60th anniversary in 2019. The need was for donors to step forward as leaders and “set the pace” for raising the needed private funds for the new hospital project. One of the first individuals to respond was Purdue alumna Joanne Troutner, a graduate of the College of Liberal Arts, who is an animal lover and longtime friend of Purdue Veterinary Medicine.



Celebrity Feline’s Memory Lives on through Special Surgical Kit Donated to Purdue

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - This story begins in 2015 when Lil BUB, a very small patient and internet sensation, came through the doors of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital to have surgery on her broken elbow. The surgery necessitated the use of very specialized, small orthopedic surgical instruments and implants that were procured temporarily to treat her at the time. Afterward, thanks to generous donations inspired by Lil BUB, the Veterinary Hospital was able to purchase this instrument set. Seven years later, the Orthopedic Surgery team has a growing list of other small animal patients that have been treated effectively for their injuries thanks to the availability of this implant system.



Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Completion of Named Veterinary Hospital Complex

Friday, April 15th, 2022 - “Is this a dream?” asked Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed as he welcomed a standing room only crowd to the dedication ceremony for the brand new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex. It was a fitting question, given the years of dreaming and planning that preceded the dedication program Friday, April 8, in the breezeway of the David and Bonnie Brunner Equine Hospital that is one of the components of the new complex.



Alumnus Names Purdue Equine Sports Medicine Center with $3 Million Gift

Friday, April 15th, 2022 - The Equine Sports Medicine Center at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will bear the name of alumnus Donald J. McCrosky (PU DVM ’68) following action by the Purdue Board of Trustees at their meeting Friday, April 8. The board approved the naming in recognition of a $3 million gift from Dr. McCrosky that will provide research funds now and in the future to continue the center’s groundbreaking work.



Help Make Time-Honored White Coat Ceremony Memorable for DVM Class of 2023

Friday, March 11th, 2022 - Spring is upon us, which means it’s time for the return of a beloved and time-honored tradition of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine — the annual White Coat Ceremony. As members of the veterinary medical profession, we need your help in making it a special and memorable occasion for the 84 students transitioning from the classroom to clinical rotations.



Support from PVM Family Contributes to Successful Purdue United Way Campaign

Friday, January 14th, 2022 - Thanks to the generosity of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family, the College of Veterinary Medicine contributed significantly to the success of Purdue University’s 2021 United Way campaign. As of the conclusion of the campaign, giving to the college’s United Way drive totaled more than $16,500, an increase of 26 percent from the previous year. 



Veterinary Friends Set Sail on Dream to Lift Financial Burden from Future Veterinary Students

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 - This is a Purdue Veterinary Medicine story that begins nowhere near Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind. It starts at separate homes ― one on a family farm in Ohio, and the other at the residence of a family involved in medicine in New Jersey. The common thread involves love and the human-animal bond.



Food Drive to Support PVM Food Pantry Begins Monday

Friday, October 15th, 2021 - As impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple through society and the economy, food insecurity remains an issue for many, including people within the PVM family. Now you can easily make a difference for those in need, thanks to the PVM Food Pantry Food Drive that runs for the next two weeks.



Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Acclaimed Equine Hospital Renamed as Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, in support of the Indiana equine industry, has announced its partnership with Caesars Entertainment and the renaming of the college’s equine hospital in Shelbyville, Ind., as the Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital.



Donor Spotlight: Ms. Joy Matson

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - Ever since she was a little girl, Joy Matson wanted to be a veterinarian and have a horse of her own. She started working as early as 2nd grade to save money for college and a horse, delivering newspapers as a child and then working at a department store during the evenings when she was in high school.




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