Our Impact


New Leadership for ADDL’s Molecular Diagnostics Team Amplifies Benefits of PCR Technique

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 - Polymerase chain reaction is a biotechnological technique used in advanced medical diagnostics. The testing method, commonly known as PCR, also represents one of the fastest-growing areas of the modern veterinary diagnostic lab, including the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.



Study Abroad Trip Gives Students Global Perspective on Veterinary Pathology

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - When it comes to effective learning, Dr. Tiffany Lyle, a faculty member in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, knows the power of global engagement for veterinary students. So, she developed an innovative program to link travel and the study of veterinary pathology.



Dean’s Column – Looking Ahead to 2019

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - Anniversaries are important milestones that provide wonderful opportunities for celebration as we take stock of our accomplishments and look to the future. 2019 is a banner year for such milestones for both Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine, as the University celebrates its 150th Anniversary and our College marks its 60th. Today, as we build on the strong foundation of excellence that has characterized our College during the past 60 years, we are fulfilling our mission to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement.



Successful Conference Offers Education, Recognition, and Reunions

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - The 2018 Purdue Veterinary Conference attracted more than 1,000 attendees, with veterinary professionals traveling from across the country to attend the continuing education program September 18-22 on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.



PVM Establishes Vet Up! – A Federally-funded National Academy for Veterinary Medicine

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - A $3.18 million federal grant is enabling the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to expand access to the veterinary profession for talented individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and address the need for more veterinarians serving rural areas and protecting food safety. The College received the grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to launch Vet Up!™ The National Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy for Veterinary Medicine.



Record Research Funding Bodes Well for Animals, Humans

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - Purdue has a great deal to celebrate in 2019. As the University hails 150 years of “Giant Leaps,” the College of Veterinary Medicine marks its 60th Anniversary as a national standard-bearer for veterinary education and animal health care. Many of the same faculty responsible for educating future veterinarians and providing top-ranked health care to animals also are drawing in record amounts of funding for research — research that in most cases promises to benefit humans as well as animals. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the College’s research garnered more than $12 million — an all-time high.



PVM Celebrates and Reflects on Progress During Landmark Year

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - The 2018-2019 academic year is laden with landmark occasions for Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine. 2019 marks the 150th year of Purdue’s existence as Indiana’s land-grant institution, and the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the veterinary college. Purdue is in the midst of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial featuring a variety of events and activities that reflect on past accomplishments, present advancements, and future goals. Those reflections include highlights of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s successes.



Dr. Audrey Ruple Brings One Health Perspective to Purdue’s Dawn or Doom Event

Friday, November 9th, 2018 - Now in its fifth year, Dawn or Doom is a major two-day event designed to foster conversations about potential risks and rewards of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.  Held on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, the event attracts upwards of 6,000 people, including leading national experts and top Purdue researchers.  This year, Dr. Audrey Ruple, assistant professor of one health epidemiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology became the first Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member to speak at the event.



PVM Family Program Series “Takes a Peek” at Technology Behind Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Friday, November 9th, 2018 - Children had a chance to play the role of an expert surgeon last week during the second of three sessions that are part of the PVM Family Program Series.  “Let’s Take a Peek” was the title of the presentation Thursday, November 1, by Dr. Micha Simons, clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery.  Dr. Simons demonstrated how tiny cameras can be used for diagnostic purposes and to perform minimally invasive surgeries.



Forty-sixth Annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog Raises Nearly $8,000

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 - The fundraising total is in and it shows Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 46th annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, held in late September, raised nearly $8,000 for the College’s PetSafe and Priority 4 Paws Programs.




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