Alumni


Purdue Alumnus Receives Student Debt Relief Scholarship from AASV

Friday, March 5th, 2021 - During 2021, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation increased the number of student debt-relief scholarships offered, awarding three $5,000 scholarships to early-career swine practitioners, including a Purdue alumnus, Dr. Daniel Gascho (PU DVM 2017).



Celebrating Black History Month – the Story of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s First Black Graduate, Dr. William Dunn

Friday, February 19th, 2021 - In celebration of Black History Month, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine highlights one of its own history makers – Dr. William Dunn. When he earned his DVM degree in 1971, Dr. Dunn became the first Black male graduate of the college.



In Memory: Dr. Edward Northrop (PU DVM ’75)

Friday, February 12th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of a member of the DVM Class of 1975, Dr. Edward J. Northrop, of Mulberry, Ind., who died February 5 at his home following a long-term illness. He was 71.



New Veterinary Hospital Gets New Name Thanks to Generosity of PVM Alumnus and His Wife

Friday, February 12th, 2021 - As the date for opening the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s new hospital facilities draws closer, the Purdue Board of Trustees has approved a new name for the complex in recognition of a $10 million leadership commitment from PVM alumnus David Brunner and his wife, Bonnie.



PVM Alumni Receive Prestigious IVMA Awards

Friday, February 12th, 2021 - The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) recently honored three Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduates as award recipients at the organization’s first-ever virtual Crossroads Veterinary Conference.



In Memory: Dr. James “Doc” Brester (PU DVM ’64)

Friday, January 29th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family mourns the loss of a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s second graduating class, Dr. James Ernest Brester, of the community of Bean Blossom in Brown County, Ind. Dr. Brester died unexpectedly December 22, 2020 in his home. He was 78.



In Memory: Dr. Mary Turner (PU DVM ’94)

Friday, January 29th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of alumna Mary Turner of Perryville, Ky., who died January 10. She was 62.



In Memory: Dr. Kurt Bales (PU DVM ’87)

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine mourns the passing of an alumnus, Dr. Kurt Bales, who died Wednesday, January 13. He was 58.



In Memory: Dr. Terry Curtin (PU PhD ’64), Former PVM Faculty Member and NC State Veterinary Medicine Founding Dean

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 - The veterinary medical profession lost a long-time leader last month with the passing of Dr. Terrence Michael Curtin, a graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and former faculty member who went on to serve as the founding dean of the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. He died December 15, 2020 at the age of 94.



In Memory: Dr. Terry Brandenburg (PU DVM ’76)

Friday, January 15th, 2021 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that alumnus Terry Brandenburg, of Carmel, Ind., passed away on January 4. He was 69.




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