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Dean Willie Reed Joins Local Leaders to Celebrate Groundbreaking for New Animal Shelter

Friday, May 5th, 2023 - Described as an exciting day for Lafayette, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County and everyone who cares about companion animals, Tuesday marked the official groundbreaking for a new animal shelter that reflects a cooperative effort between local governments, the Humane Society for Greater Lafayette and the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. PVM Dean Willie Reed was invited to participate in the ceremony and praised the collaboration that led to this milestone.

Students and Pups Lead the Way on PVM Walk for Wellness

Friday, April 28th, 2023 - A sunlit sidewalk provided the pathway for participants in a signature event for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Wellness Week last week. “Wellness Week is a time for the college to recognize all the hard work that has been put into the semester by students, faculty, and staff and to give them an energy boost to get through the end of the academic year,” said Colleen Maguire Jackson, PhD, HSPP, licensed psychologist and lead therapist with the college’s Counseling and Wellness Services. 

Warm Spring Weather Helps Bring Traditional Crowds Back to Annual PVM Open House

Friday, April 21st, 2023 - A glorious spring day with temperatures that soared into the low 80s provided an ideal setting for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Open House Saturday, April 15, and people took advantage, including lots of families with young children. A longstanding college tradition, the Open House is planned by students, who arranged for a variety of activities, interesting displays, and exhibits for the visitors who flocked to Lynn Hall between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Spring Marks Return of Annual Open House

Friday, April 7th, 2023 - Spring has sprung which means plans are well underway for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Open House scheduled for next Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lynn Hall. The student-run event is a highlight for the college each year allowing the campus and greater Lafayette community a chance to learn more about the veterinary profession, get a glimpse into student-life at Purdue Veterinary Medicine, interact with and learn about a variety of animals, and inspire the next generation of veterinary professionals.

Panda Expert Nears End of Visit to PVM as Guest of Dr. Jeff Ko and Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Friday, March 10th, 2023 - A chance meeting several years ago in China between Dr. Jeff Ko, Purdue professor of anesthesiology, and a Chinese veterinarian and panda expert, Dr. ChengDong Wang, led to a unique opportunity for the College of Veterinary Medicine as Dr. Wang accepted an invitation for a yearlong visit to Purdue. As his visit comes to a close, Dr. Wang joined Dr. Ko for a presentation to the college’s Exotic Animal Club.

Interview with PVM Faculty Member About Veterinarian Shortage Goes National

Friday, March 3rd, 2023 - A major topic of interest in the media over recent weeks involves concerns about a shortage of veterinarians, especially in large animal practice. Dr. Jim Weisman, Purdue Veterinary Medicine assistant dean for clinical education and clinical associate professor, recently recorded an interview with Purdue Marketing Communications on the subject.

ADDL Showcased at Poultry-themed Event in Indianapolis

Friday, February 10th, 2023 - “An Evening Under the Stars with the Indiana State Poultry Association” was the theme for the association’s 2023 annual banquet, where the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a display highlighting the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL). The event was held Tuesday, February 7 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis and attracted a record turnout.

Faculty and Staff Recognized for Completing Diversity Certificate Program

Friday, January 13th, 2023 - Several Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff members were recognized at the Staff Service Recognition Ceremony in December for recently completing the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine program.

Summer Pipeline Programs Delight Participants with Face-to-face Learning

Monday, December 12th, 2022 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine summer programs designed to broaden the pool of applicants seeking admission to veterinary school found no shortage of enthusiastic participants as they were conducted in-person for the first time since the pandemic. The ever-popular Boiler Vet Camps for students in the 8th through 12th grades returned in June as in-residence programs on the Purdue campus, hosting 100 campers. Meanwhile, educationally and economically under-resourced college undergraduates got help in their quest to become veterinary professionals through the Vet Up! College residential summer program.

Forum and Mini Symposium Anchor Canine Welfare Discussions in Science

Monday, December 12th, 2022 - A two-day Purdue University program on Canine Welfare Science attracted nearly 225 registered participants from across the country.

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