Alumni


Top PVM Alumni and Faculty Awards to be Presented at Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, September 16th, 2022 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s top teaching award and Distinguished Alumnus Award will be presented at the Alumni and Friends Celebration next week during the Purdue Veterinary Conference in the Purdue Memorial Union.



News and Nostalgia Are Shared at Emeritus Faculty Dinner

Friday, September 2nd, 2022 - “Continuum” not only is the title of the bronze sculpture in front of Lynn Hall, it also is a term that applied to a special event hosted by the college in honor of its faculty emeriti August 23. Held at the Dauch Alumni Center, the Emeritus Faculty Dinner provided a means for the college to stay engaged with retired faculty members who invested their careers in veterinary medical education and scientific discovery at Purdue.



AVMA Presents Meritorious Service Award to Purdue alumnus John Scamahorn

Friday, August 12th, 2022 - An Indiana veterinarian and loyal Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate, Dr. John Scamahorn (PU DVM ’72), received a major award from the American Veterinary Medical Association during the AVMA Convention 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 30. Dr. Scamahorn, a past chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, was named the winner of the AVMA Meritorious Service Award.



Alumni Celebrate at PVM Reception during AVMA Annual Convention

Friday, August 12th, 2022 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni reconnected at the Purdue Alumni and Friends Reception, which was held July 29 during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Boilermaker Avian and Exotic Veterinarian Headlines Upcoming Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, July 22nd, 2022 - Dr. Todd Eric Driggers (PU DVM ’94) will give one of the keynote presentations on the topic, “One Vet’s Adventure: Koala Medicine and Burn Management During the Australian Brush Fires” at the annual Purdue Veterinary Conference.



In Memory: Dr. Roger Lee Symensma (PU DVM ’74)

Friday, July 22nd, 2022 - The life of a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus, Dr. Roger Lee Symensma (PU DVM ’74), was remembered during a Celebration of Life service July 14 in New Paris, Indiana, where he was raised. 



Love of Animals, Purdue Online Program Enables “Retiree’s” Veterinary Nursing Career

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - Brenda Green may have taken 17 years to complete Purdue University's online Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program and bolster her "retirement" career in a Florida veterinary practice, but that's understandable. She was busy. Really busy.



PVM Alumni Recognized in The Scientist for Advancing Aquatic Veterinary Research

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - Though educated in America’s Heartland at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, two Boilermaker veterinarians are at the leading edge of scientific discovery in aquatic medicine. Both successfully pursued careers as veterinarians in marine science and hold key positions at well-known enterprises focused on marine mammal health. Their scholarship was spotlighted in an article in the February edition of The Scientist magazine.



In Memory: Dr. Eric David Frazer (PU DVM ’91)

Friday, June 10th, 2022 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus, Dr. Eric David Frazer, of Westfield, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 4. He was 55.



NIH Agency’s Biomedical Beat Blog Spotlights PVM’s League of VetaHumanz

Friday, June 10th, 2022 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s League of VetaHumanz is highlighted in the latest post on the NIGMS Biomedical Beat Blog of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The post by Rachel Crowley showcases how The League seeks to diversify the veterinary medical profession.




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