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Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association Appropriations Benefit Students

Friday, September 18th, 2020 - Three new initiatives designed to help Purdue Veterinary Medicine students and recruitment efforts are being funded by the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA). The PVAA Board of Directors approved the support over the summer, after seeking input from Dr. Jim Weisman (PU DVM ’97), assistant dean for student affairs, and Dr. Sandy San Miguel (PU DVM ’93; PhD ’95), associate dean for engagement.



In Memory: Dr. Meredith Miklozek (PU DVM ’78)

Friday, August 21st, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is saddened to share that Dr. Meredith Miklozek, of the DVM Class of 1978, passed away August 9 in Rockport, Mass. She was 69.



Virtual Celebration to Honor Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Teacher Award Recipients

Friday, August 14th, 2020 - A longstanding Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine tradition of recognizing distinguished alumni and outstanding faculty during the annual Purdue Veterinary Conference will continue in a virtual format this year. The entire conference September 22-25 will be conducted virtually, enabling attendees to join in on conference sessions and special activities from their home or office. The annual Awards Celebration will include the presentation of two Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award on Wednesday, September 23, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).



In Memory: Dr. Donn W. Griffith (PU DVM ’68)

Friday, August 7th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that Dr. Donn William Griffith (PU DVM '68), of Dublin, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 1, from complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was 78.



Students to Benefit from Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association Appropriations

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA) Board of Directors has approved financial support for three new initiatives that will help Purdue Veterinary Medicine students and recruitment efforts in the upcoming academic year.  The board made the budget decisions during a meeting held virtually on June 9. In preparing its 2020-2021 fiscal-year budget, the board sought...



In Memory: Dr. William “Bill” Tietz (PU PhD ’61)

Friday, June 26th, 2020 - A veterinarian who earned his PhD at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to become president of Montana State University, Dr. William "Bill" Tietz (PU PhD '61), of Bozeman, Mont., died June 10. He was 93.



Tradition Triumphs as Purdue and PVM Host Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - Life is unpredictable, as we have been so starkly reminded in the past few months. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began to obliterate plans for long-held spring-time traditions, especially graduation ceremonies, we all had a chance to realize anew that the success which earns true respect does not flow from an absence of change, but from the character, tenacity, and persistence required to meld change into new opportunity. So, as Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine recognized that there was no way to safely conduct in-person May commencement exercises, teams set about planning something unprecedented – graduation ceremonies in the realm of virtual reality.



Veterinary Professionals Together Even While Apart

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - The topic of how veterinarians are adapting their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic spawned healthy discussion as Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a virtual panel discussion April 29.



In Memory: Dr. Lisa Rozgony (PU DVM ‘76)

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumna, Dr. Lisa Rozgony, passed away May 17 in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was 67.



Virtual Alumni Panel Highlights Importance of Mental Health

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which served as an excellent opportunity for Purdue Veterinary Medicine to shed light on an incredibly important, yet difficult topic to address in the veterinary profession. The college hosted a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, May 19, to provide an outlet for veterinary professionals to candidly talk about how they are addressing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.




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