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Literary Award Honors Retiring Professor of Veterinary History David Williams

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) has honored Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Professor of Veterinary History David Williams, upon his retirement, as the recipient of the organization’s 2021 Literary Award.



Dr. Timothy Ratliff Steps Down as Purdue Center for Cancer Research Director; will continue as Distinguished Professor in CPB

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - Purdue University is launching a national search for a new director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) to succeed Dr. Timothy Ratliff, who has announced that he will step down from his role as the Robert Wallace Director of the PCCR after leading the organization for 14 years.



PVM Alumna Claire Hankenson Named as New Associate Vice Provost for Research at Penn

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Dr. F. Claire Hankenson (PU DVM ‘97) has been appointed as the new associate vice provost for research and executive director of University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) at the University of Pennsylvania, effective November 1, 2021.



Dr. Debra Hickman Named as Purdue Associate VP for Animal Resources; Joins CPB Faculty

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Purdue University has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Hickman as the new attending veterinarian and associate vice president for animal resources in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP). Dr. Hickman also will be appointed as a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



Senior Web Developer Joins Office of Engagement

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome Blake Holaday as the new senior web developer effective June 1.



PVM Welcomes Veterinarians Beginning Rotating and Specialty Internships

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes a new cohort of clinical interns, as well as the 2021 Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident.



Distance Learning Program Ensures It’s Never Too Late to Open the Door to Veterinary Nursing

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - One of the cornerstones of the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is flexibility that keeps the door open to a veterinary nursing career for non-traditional students. Perhaps no one can testify to that better than Karen “Coco” Schefmeyer. When the 63-year-old enrolled in the distance learning program, she brought a wealth of real world experience to the virtual classroom, and she doesn’t miss a beat as she works toward earning her associate’s degree in veterinary nursing.



Research Day Resumes Virtually for Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - A longstanding tradition that annually highlights research by graduate students, interns, residents, veterinary students, and faculty returned to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in April, albeit in a virtual format, after a one year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally held as an in-person program, the PVM Research Day features a day-long focus on basic science and clinical/applied research in veterinary and comparative medicine.



Chemotherapy Usually Intended for Dogs is Treating a Red Fox’s Lymphoma

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital works with many patients across species. None are more unusual perhaps than Joker, a nine-year-old silver-phased red fox undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Joker resides at Wolf Park, a nonprofit conservation facility located in nearby Battle Ground, Ind.



Outdoor Setting Affords Perfect Place for Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 2021 Oath Ceremony

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - Before a backdrop of lush Indiana woodland on the banks of the Wabash River, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a carefully planned and orchestrated in-person Oath Ceremony on May 15 to recognize the Veterinary Nursing and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduates in the Class of 2021.




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