In Memory: Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” (Diesch) Holmes (PU DVM ’83)

Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is saddened to learn that alumna and long-time Lafayette-area veterinarian, Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" (Diesch) Holmes, of West Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, April 29, at her home. She was 71.

Purdue Alumnus Named as New Veterinary College Dean at Mississippi State

Friday, May 12th, 2023 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate is the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. Dr. Nicholas Frank (PU DVM ’93; PhD 2002) was announced as the new dean yesterday (May 11). His appointment comes as he is currently in his sixth year as associate dean for academic affairs at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Women’s History Month Provides Opportunity to Reflect on Women Leaders in Veterinary Medicine

Friday, March 31st, 2023 - Since 1987, the month of March has been designated as National Women’s History Month recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the achievements of American women, and a special presidential proclamation for the month is issued every year. The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine joins in this national celebration of women’s accomplishments by spotlighting examples of influential women in veterinary medicine, including those who are Purdue alumni and faculty.

In Memory: Dr. Kathleen Lennon (PU DVM 2015)

Friday, March 24th, 2023 - A tragic sense of loss has been keenly felt across the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine community since word was received about the passing of Dr. Kathleen Lennon, a graduate in the Purdue DVM Class of 2015, who died by suicide March 13. The college will host a special presentation for students next week as part of the Dr. Jeffrey A. Sutarik Memorial Wellness Lecture Series on the positive impact of using mindfulness in the veterinary profession. In an effort to enhance the self-care and mindset of the veterinary community as a whole, a livestream of the lecture also will be available for those outside of PVM.

In Memory: Dr. Gerald Benz (PU DVM ’63)

Friday, March 10th, 2023 - A member of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s first graduating class, the Class of 1963, has passed away. The college is saddened to learn that Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Benz of Durham, North Carolina, died January 18, 2023.  He was 85.

AASV Honors Purdue Veterinary Medicine Alumna and Students with Awards and Scholarships

Friday, March 10th, 2023 - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) has announced the recipients of scholarships and awards given during the association’s recent annual meeting, and several of the honorees have ties to Purdue Veterinary Medicine. The 54th AASV Annual Meeting was held March 4-7 in the Denver, Colorado area. 

In Memory: Dr. Douglas Eugene Fisher (PU DVM ’69)

Friday, March 3rd, 2023 - A graduate of the Purdue DVM Class of 1969 has passed away. The College of Veterinary Medicine is saddened to learn that Dr. Douglas E. Fisher, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died December 23, 2022.  He was 77. 

Reception at WVC in Las Vegas Celebrates PVM Alumni and Friends

Friday, February 24th, 2023 - Nearly 60 Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni and friends turned-out for the annual Purdue Alumni Reception at the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boilermaker spirit abounded as participants renewed acquaintances, visited with PVM faculty and staff who were in attendance, and heard an update on the college from Dean Willie Reed.

Purdue Alumni Honored with IVMA Awards

Friday, February 17th, 2023 - The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) presented several awards to Purdue alumni at its annual Crossroads Veterinary Conference earlier this month. The awards included the IVMA President’s Award, the Achievement Award, the Volunteer Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given posthumously.

In Memory: Dr. Paul A. May (PU DVM ‘67)

Friday, January 13th, 2023 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus who was a member of just the fifth class to graduate from the college, passed away recently. Dr. Paul A. May (PU DVM ’67) died January 3, 2023 in Bradenton, Florida.  He was 84. 

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