Giving


Canine Educators Help Lift Spirits and Support on Purdue Day of Giving

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 - You could say the 2024 Purdue Day of Giving, which goes by “PDoG” for short, truly was a “dog’s day” – in a good way – for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.  The 24-hour online and social media-driven fundraising event on April 24 attracted record, world-wide giving from Boilermakers, including PVM alumni, faculty and staff, with some help from the college's Canine Educators and their care team.



Record Giving Advances College’s Mission and Vision

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - Fiscal year 2022-23 was another incredible showing of love and loyalty from alums, clients, and friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine! The third consecutive year of philanthropic support totaling over $20 million proves our mission to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement is a meaningful cause to join. We are grateful for our part to carry forth the work of your investment to move the world forward.



In Support of Inclusive Excellence in Veterinary Medicine

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - In another life, Joanne Troutner might have been a veterinarian. But in the early 1970s — when the national average of male enrollment in veterinary schools was 89% — a career in veterinary medicine didn’t seem accessible to her. Now, women in the profession outnumber men, and yet diversity remains an issue, as 90% of today’s veterinarians identify as white. In 2008, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine established the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the purpose of intentionally creating a culture of excellence that supports a diverse and inclusive environment in the college. The creation of the new office reflected the vision of Dr. Willie Reed, who had just been appointed as the college’s new dean a year earlier. “The College of Veterinary Medicine has been engaged in this work for 15 years,” Joanne said. “The programming is phenomenal and it’s having a real impact. It’s necessary work and it needs to continue, which is why I’m proud to support the college’s DEI efforts with a designated gift, given in honor of Dean Reed.”



Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog to Raise Funds for Shelter Medicine at Conclusion of Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, September 1st, 2023 - The Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog 5K will serve as a fitting capstone event for the 2023 Purdue Veterinary Conference when it is held Saturday September 23, at the conclusion of the conference week.



Purdue Comparative Oncology Research Center Named for Evan and Sue Ann Werling

Monday, June 19th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine now is home to a named center for comparative oncology research that will advance cancer research benefiting pets and humans. The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Evan and Sue Ann Werling Comparative Oncology Research Center in recognition of the donors’ $10 million gift. As a part of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the center will partner with the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research.



A Specialized Investment

Monday, June 19th, 2023 - A clerical error nearly cost Dr. Raj Singh his spot in veterinary school. Nearly four decades later, after building a successful veterinary practice in California, he reflects on how the education he received at Purdue University prepared him to pursue the career of his dreams, take giant leaps as a business owner, and develop a special interest in dentistry. A passion for this field of veterinary medicine motivated Dr. Singh and his wife, Melissa, to commit $1.5 million to establish an endowed professorship in dentistry at the College of Veterinary Medicine last fall.



What a Difference a Day Makes!

Friday, April 28th, 2023 - It was a day much like any other 24 hour day. But Wednesday, April 26, also was a day unlike any other day for Purdue University, which hosted the most notable Purdue Day of Giving, yet, to benefit the university and all the colleges, including Purdue Veterinary Medicine. This year marked the 10th year for the annual event, which started at midnight Wednesday and ran for 24 consecutive hours. By the time the clock struck 12 the next night, the one day fund-drive had raised a record $110,802,950 donated in the form of 27,855 gifts!



In Memory: Evan Werling, PVM Friend and Benefactor

Friday, April 14th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine community is deeply saddened to learn that longtime friend of the college, Evan Werling, of Nashville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, April 9 at his home. He was 77.



Purdue Veterinary Medicine Donor Honored at Purdue Men’s Basketball Game

Friday, January 27th, 2023 - A special ceremony during Sunday’s Purdue Men’s Basketball game (January 22) brought well-deserved recognition to a long-time supporter of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Joy Matson was honored at center court during a game break, as part of the Hammer Down Cancer Game sponsored by the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research.



Kroger Steps Up to Support Purdue Veterinary Medicine Food Pantry

Friday, January 27th, 2023 - The 2022 Holiday Season was extra special for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine thanks to the Kroger Family of Companies which provided a generous $1,000 gift card to support the college’s food pantry.




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