Community Engagement


Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Teams-up with Lafayette School Corporation through The League of VetaHumanz to Support Miller Elementary School Students

Friday, April 12th, 2024 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine formalized a year-plus-long partnership between the college and the Lafayette School Corporation to support students at Miller Elementary School with a new 5-year commitment to combine superpowers and enrich student STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning through veterinary science lessons.



Open House Draws Public to Purdue Veterinary Medicine on Spring Fest Weekend

Friday, April 5th, 2024 - Next weekend, Saturday, April 13, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the annual Open House as part of Purdue’s Spring Fest weekend, attracting hundreds of visitors of all ages to Lynn Hall. Spring Fest is a free and inclusive festival open to all, featuring activities at 36 sites across campus.



Strong Attendance by Horse Owners Shows Enduring Popularity of Annual Equine Wellness Forum

Friday, February 23rd, 2024 - The 2024 Equine Wellness Forum at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine drew 155 attendees, showcasing the demand for equine wellness education. Held at Lynn Hall, the event featured talks and live demonstrations, including a horse running on the high-speed equine treadmill, saddle fitting, and trailer safety. The program attracted professionals and horse owners from Indiana and beyond.



Brain Training is Focus of Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Wellness Lecture March 5

Friday, February 23rd, 2024 - Karlene Belyea will speak at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine March 5 on the topic "Brain Training: Well-Being Starts in Your Mind" as part of the Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Memorial Wellness Lecture series. Her talk aims to improve personal and professional well-being through mindfulness and brain plasticity techniques. Belyea has over 30 years of experience in wellness and communication. Her lecture that promotes healthier work environments and productivity will be available for live streaming.



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.”



Boiler Vet Camp Earns American Camp Association Accreditation

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - After 15 years of Purdue University’s Boiler Vet Camp, the summer program has earned its bragging rights. A highly competitive camp registration process yields 100 campers from more than 800 teenage applicants. It was the first vet camp in the country to provide campers a weeklong in-residence experience. It cultivates future veterinarians — many of its participants go on to earn a DVM, several at Purdue. Adding to the list of accolades, it’s now the first camp at the university to be accredited by the American Camp Association.



$3M Grant Renews Funding for Purdue Program Expanding Access to Veterinary Profession

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is receiving vital new federal support for an innovative program addressing a national shortage of veterinarians in public health and rural/food animal practice in Indiana and beyond, and a significant lack of underrepresented individuals entering the veterinary profession. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has renewed a five-year, $3.2 million grant to further the success and impact of Vet Up!® The National Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy for Veterinary Medicine.



Priority 4 Paws and Area Animal Shelters Join with Zeigler Subaru to turn Showroom into Adoption Center for a Day

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - With shiny new Subarus as a backdrop, pets up for adoption captured the attention of visitors to Zeigler Subaru of Lafayette as the dealership collaborated with Purdue’s Priority 4 Paws program and two animal shelters to host an adoption event as part of Subaru’s 5th annual National Make A Dog’s Day.



Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog Achieves Tail-wagging Success to Benefit Priority 4 Paws Shelter Medicine Program

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - If you happened to be on the Purdue University campus near the College of Veterinary Medicine on the morning of Saturday, September 23, you were certainly in for a treat. The 2023 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog 5K was held at the conclusion of the Purdue Veterinary Conference that day and featured 111 human runners and close to 60 furry companions, including four adoptable dogs from a local animal shelter. Equally significant, the race raised some $3,000 to support Priority 4 Paws, the college’s shelter medicine program that provides high-quality medical and surgical care for shelter animals while educating the next generation of veterinarians.



The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Human-Animal Bond Showcased During Purdue Homecoming Festivities

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - Two signature Purdue Homecoming events put the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in the spotlight last weekend, in part because of the magnetic attraction of canines and felines! Friday night, September 29, on the eve of the football game, Canine Educators stole the show as the college’s entry in the Homecoming Parade. On Saturday, community members and Purdue alumni enjoyed strolling along “Boilermaker Boulevard” to visit a host of tents containing displays and exhibits organized by Purdue colleges and units, including the Purdue Veterinary Medicine tent that featured a team of students from the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital’s Small Animal Primary Care Service. The students were led by Dr. Lori Corriveau, primary care clinician, and accompanied by two furry companions – a black Labrador named Gimli and Dr. Corriveau’s cat, Baby Kitty.




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