Alumni


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.



Purdue Alumna Wins 2021 Penn Veterinary Medicine Teaching Award

Friday, May 14th, 2021 - Dr. Nicole (Nikki) Dalesandro Scherrer (PU DVM 2011), a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, was honored recently with a teaching award.



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

Friday, April 30th, 2021 - Meet Dr. Philip Borst (PU DVM ’75), a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus and long-time Indianapolis practitioner who also serves as co-chairman of the local organizing committee for the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. His innovative career combination began while he was a student at Purdue where, in addition to his studies, he also served as a student manager of the Men’s Basketball Team.



Memorial Service Planned for PVM Distinguished Alumnus Willis Parker (PU DVM ’64)

Friday, April 23rd, 2021 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus well-loved for his loyalty, enthusiasm, and joy in sharing stories, Dr. Willis G. Parker (PU DVM ’64), of Clayton, Ind., will be remembered at a memorial service planned Saturday, May 15. Dr. Parker passed away at the age of 84 on April 15 at Life's Journey Hospice of Avon, Ind.



In Memory: Dr. Willis Parker (PU DVM ’64)

Friday, April 16th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that a loyal and well-known alumnus in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s second graduating class, Dr. Willis Parker, of Clayton, Ind., passed away yesterday. He was 84.




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