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Continuum Café Serves-up Gingerbread, But Not as a Menu Item!

Friday, December 1st, 2023 - What’s sugar and spice and everything nice, with a candy replica of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s “Rockette the Circus Bear” sculpture on the side? Well, a gingerbread house designed by the talented team at the Continuum Café, of course! 

“Paws Up” – Brought to you by the PVM Wellness Committee

Friday, December 1st, 2023 - This week we extend our gratitude to Holly Englert, assistant director for student advising in the Veterinary Nursing program.

Exotic Animal Club Hosts Successful Two-Day Symposium

Friday, December 1st, 2023 - “Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles” (MOAAR) is the name of a successful two-day symposium that was hosted last month in Lynn Hall by the Exotic Animal Club. The program, held November 11-12, featured 20 lectures and six wet labs that were offered in two separate tracks: Amphibians/Reptiles and Aquatics. The club brought in speakers from private practice as well as other universities, including Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, who joined Purdue Veterinary Medicine presenters. 

In Memory: Dr. Russell Main, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences

Friday, December 1st, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is deeply saddened by the passing of a caring and beloved faculty member in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr. Russell Main, who died November 14 at his home in West Lafayette. He was 46.

Purdue Farm Animal Hospital Holds First Cattle Health Education Workshop

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - Cattle producers had the opportunity to hear from Purdue Veterinary Medicine bovine specialists and see the David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital first-hand during a special half-day Cattle Health Education Workshop hosted by the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. The event on Saturday, November 4, attracted more than 30 attendees from 15 different farms as well as the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. The workshop represented the first time the hospital has conducted such a session.

Halloween Happenings in and around Lynn Hall Showcase the “Spirit” of Purdue Veterinary Medicine

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - Spooky scenes at the end of October made it clear that Halloween was having its annual impact on the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, all in fun, of course! Several special events and activities, along with creative costuming, provided a fitting, festive Halloween flavor in and around the college. From caped canines to a troupe of minions led by Gru, to devilishly delectable Halloween-themed desserts, to designer pumpkins, there was something for everyone who wanted to get into the Halloween spirit.

In Memory: Dr. John C. Pickett (PU DVM ’69)

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is saddened to learn that Dr. John C. Pickett, Jr., a dedicated and highly respected Lafayette, Indiana veterinarian and Purdue graduate passed away November 3. He was 81. 

“Paws Up” – Brought to you by the PVM Wellness Committee

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - On the eve of Veterans Day we offer our heartfelt gratitude to our remarkable colleagues and students in the PVM community who have chosen to serve our nation in the military. We also deeply appreciate the sacrifices made by family members and the significant others of those who have served. Your solid dedication and commitment are an inspiration for all of us and it’s an honor to work alongside you. Thank you!

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.

Award-winning Communications Intern Returns to PVM Communications Team

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine Communications Team is pleased to welcome back Madeline Brod, now an award-winning senior in the College of Liberal Arts Degree-in-Three accelerated degree program. Madeline initially worked as our PVM communications intern during the 2021-2022 academic year when she was a first-year student. During that time, one of the features she wrote was about then fourth-year veterinary student Bre Wilson and her study abroad experiences. That story, published in the Summer 2022 PVM Report, was submitted for the Brian Lamb School of Communications 2023 Gold Carpet Gala Awards this past spring and won as the Best Print Article.

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