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In Memory: Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” (Diesch) Holmes (PU DVM ’83)

Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is saddened to learn that alumna and long-time Lafayette-area veterinarian, Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" (Diesch) Holmes, of West Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, April 29, at her home. She was 71.

Purdue Challenge 5K was Personal for PVM Participants Who Helped Raise $100K for Cancer Research

Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The 15th annual Purdue Challenge 5K run/walk benefiting the Purdue University Institute for Cancer Research had special meaning this year for a group of participants with ties to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Several members of the PVM community ran in the event Saturday, April 15 to honor and celebrate the life of a cancer victim who was married to a veterinary nurse in the Evan and Sue Ann Werling Comparative Oncology Research Center. Their effort was both thoughtful and helpful, as the fundraising event raised a total of $100,000 for efforts to pursue a cure.

Animal Welfare Researcher Joins Meat Institute Advisory Council

Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has announced the launch of its new Protein PACT Academic Advisory Council, which includes a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member. Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, is one of the seven members of the council, which is comprised of renowned researchers from top universities across the U.S. With expertise ranging from environmental sustainability to human nutrition and development, the council will advise on research priorities and the latest evidence related to meat production and consumption. News of the council was shared by NAMI in a press release issued Monday, May 22.

PVM Professor Timothy Ratliff Leads Purdue Team of Scholars in New Cancer Research Effort

Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The Purdue University Institute for Cancer Research is beginning a four-pronged attack against multiple myeloma to be carried out over two years with $4.3 million from the Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation, and Distinguished Professor of Comparative Pathobiology Timothy Ratliff is leading the team of scientists doing the research. Dr. Ratliff is the former director of Purdue’s cancer research center.

PVM Faculty Recognized for Receiving Awards and Promotions

Friday, May 19th, 2023 - Spring not only brings the end of the academic year and graduation, it also is a time for celebrating accomplishments of Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty. Two ceremonies at the conclusion of the spring semester provided such opportunities to recognize faculty with awards and to honor those receiving academic promotions. 

PVM Faculty Member Candace Croney Receives Prestigious 2023 AVMA Humane Award

Friday, May 12th, 2023 - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced yesterday (Thursday, May 11) that the recipient of the 2023 AVMA Humane Award is Dr. Candace Croney, Purdue professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS).  Dr. Croney holds a joint appointment in the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture. The award recognizes Dr. Croney for her exceptional dedication and contributions to the field of animal welfare.

Purdue Alumnus Named as New Veterinary College Dean at Mississippi State

Friday, May 12th, 2023 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate is the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. Dr. Nicholas Frank (PU DVM ’93; PhD 2002) was announced as the new dean yesterday (May 11). His appointment comes as he is currently in his sixth year as associate dean for academic affairs at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Sports Challenges Showcase Soccer and Softball Skills of Students, Faculty, and Staff

Friday, May 12th, 2023 - You’ve heard of the World Series and the World Cup – well, at the end of the spring semester, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine continued its own epic sports tradition as faculty and staff faced off with students in the traditional end of semester soccer and softball games.

Awards Ceremony Honors Outstanding Staff

Friday, May 12th, 2023 - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed recognized outstanding staff at an awards ceremony last Friday, May 5, in Lynn 1136.

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. 

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