Alumni


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.



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

Friday, March 12th, 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. A specialist in platelet immunology and veterinary medicine, Dr. Metcalf Pate succeeds Dr. James Fox, who is retiring after 45 years of service in the position.



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. 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.




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