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Purdue Homecoming Spotlight Shines on Small Animal Primary Care

Friday, October 8th, 2021 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine was on display for Purdue alumni, football fans, and community residents as part of the “Boilermaker Boulevard” during the family-friendly celebration on the Purdue Mall Saturday morning, October 2.



In Memory: Dr. Jerry Buening (PU DVM ’64; PhD ‘69)

Friday, October 1st, 2021 - The Purdue family mourns the loss of Dr. Jerry Buening of Columbia, Mo., a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s second graduating class, who passed away Wednesday, September 22, at his home.  He was 81.



In Memory: Dr. Charles Sink (PU DVM ’68)

Friday, September 24th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of an alumnus who was in the college’s sixth graduating class, Dr. Charles Sink, of Peoria, Ariz.  He was 77.



The Art of the Matter…

Friday, July 30th, 2021 - As you walk the College of Veterinary Medicine’s hallways in Lynn Hall, don’t be surprised if some new “looks” catch your eye! The walls are now graced with several new art pieces created by people you may know personally, courtesy of the Art in Lynn Hall program.



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.



PVM Alumna Kelly Metcalf Pate Selected to lead MIT’s Division of Comparative Medicine

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The next giant leap for Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate Kelly Metcalf Pate (PU DVM 2007) came March 1 when she assumed the role of director of MIT’s Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). A specialist in platelet immunology and veterinary medicine, Dr. Metcalf Pate also joined the faculty of MIT’s Department of Biological Engineering.



Creatively Serving Indiana is a “Slam Dunk” for Purdue DVM Graduate

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - Dr. Philip Borst (PU DVM ’75), a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus and long-time Indianapolis practitioner, is no stranger in the veterinary medical profession. He is a past president of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and an alternate delegate from Indiana to the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, But what many in veterinary medicine may not know is that Dr. Borst is also very at home on the basketball court, even when that court represents a very big national stage.



In Memory: Dr. Robert B. Ferguson (PU DVM ’68)

Friday, June 18th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) Ferguson of Valparaiso, Ind., a loyal alumnus and beloved practitioner who died June 1. He was 78.



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

Friday, May 21st, 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 Saturday afternoon, May 15, to recognize the Veterinary Nursing and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduates in the Class of 2021.



In Memory: Dr. Ralph Anderson (PU DVM ’76)

Friday, May 14th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus Ralph R. “Doc” Anderson of Logansport, Ind. The beloved veterinarian and former Cass County commissioner died unexpectedly Saturday, May 8, at Logansport Memorial Hospital. He was 69.




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