Alumni


PVM Alumnus elected to AVMA Board of Directors

Friday, February 16th, 2024 - Dr. Michael Lent, a Purdue graduate in the DVM Class of 1991, has been elected as a new member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors. He will become the second Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus to serve on the current board, joining Dr. Jim Weisman (PU DVM ’97) who was elected last year as the District VI director, representing Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.



IVMA Honors Two Purdue Veterinary Alumni for Accomplishments

Friday, February 9th, 2024 - During the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) awards ceremony conducted as part of the 2024 IVMA Crossroads Veterinary Conference in Noblesville, Indiana, two DVM graduates of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine received special recognition. The IVMA President’s Award was presented to Dr. Robyn Kurtz (PU DVM ’82), of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Dr. Mallory Clayton (PU DVM 2019) of Lafayette, Indiana, received the IVMA Achievement Award.



Purdue Veterinary Alumni Ascend to IVMA Leadership Roles

Friday, February 9th, 2024 - The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) installed its new leadership team of officers, which includes Purdue veterinary alumni, on February 1 during the annual IVMA Crossroads Veterinary Conference.



VMX Conference Provides Opportunity for PVM Grads to Connect in Orlando

Friday, January 26th, 2024 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni, friends, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to gather together in Orlando, Florida at the annual Purdue Alumni and Friends Reception hosted by the college during the North American Veterinary Community’s (NAVC) annual VMX Conference.



PVM Alumnus and Emeritus Faculty Member Elected to Leadership of the AABP

Friday, January 26th, 2024 - Congratulations are in order for Dr. Mark Hilton (PU DVM ’83), clinical professor emeritus of veterinary clinical sciences, who recently was elected as the next vice president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). Dr. Hilton will be seated as the 2024 Vice President later this year at the conclusion of the Annual Business Lunch at the AABP Conference in Columbus, Ohio September 14. He will serve on the Executive Committee for four years and ascend through each office of the committee. The AABP Vice President is the only office elected by the entire AABP membership. 



In Memory: Dr. Gary Pearl (PU DVM ’63)

Friday, January 12th, 2024 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is deeply saddened by the passing of an alumnus from the college’s first class, Dr. Gary G. Pearl of Bloomington, Illinois, who died January 1, 2024 at his residence. He was 86.



In Memory: Dr. Ronnie Sturm (PU DVM ’69)

Friday, January 12th, 2024 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus in the Class of 1969, Dr. Ronnie R. Sturm passed away December 19, 2023 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. He was 79.



In Support of Inclusive Excellence in Veterinary Medicine

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - In another life, Joanne Troutner might have been a veterinarian. But in the early 1970s — when the national average of male enrollment in veterinary schools was 89% — a career in veterinary medicine didn’t seem accessible to her. Now, women in the profession outnumber men, and yet diversity remains an issue, as 90% of today’s veterinarians identify as white. In 2008, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine established the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the purpose of intentionally creating a culture of excellence that supports a diverse and inclusive environment in the college. The creation of the new office reflected the vision of Dr. Willie Reed, who had just been appointed as the college’s new dean a year earlier. “The College of Veterinary Medicine has been engaged in this work for 15 years,” Joanne said. “The programming is phenomenal and it’s having a real impact. It’s necessary work and it needs to continue, which is why I’m proud to support the college’s DEI efforts with a designated gift, given in honor of Dean Reed.”



Honoring Distinguished Alumni and Instructors

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - Outstanding faculty and alumni were honored by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine during multiple ceremonies that featured annual awards and recognition. Faculty awards recognized teaching, research, service, and scholarship of engagement, while alumni were honored for their outstanding careers in the veterinary medical profession.



In Memory: Dr. Michael Walker (PU DVM ’77)

Friday, December 8th, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is saddened to learn that an alumnus, Dr. Michael J. Walker, of St. John, Indiana, passed away December 3. He was 70. 




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