Faculty & Staff

Purdue Farm Animal Hospital Holds First Cattle Health Education Workshop

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - Cattle producers had the opportunity to hear from Purdue Veterinary Medicine bovine specialists and see the David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital first-hand during a special half-day Cattle Health Education Workshop hosted by the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. The event on Saturday, November 4, attracted more than 30 attendees from 15 different farms as well as the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. The workshop represented the first time the hospital has conducted such a session.

Award-winning Communications Intern Returns to PVM Communications Team

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine Communications Team is pleased to welcome back Madeline Brod, now an award-winning senior in the College of Liberal Arts Degree-in-Three accelerated degree program. Madeline initially worked as our PVM communications intern during the 2021-2022 academic year when she was a first-year student. During that time, one of the features she wrote was about then fourth-year veterinary student Bre Wilson and her study abroad experiences. That story, published in the Summer 2022 PVM Report, was submitted for the Brian Lamb School of Communications 2023 Gold Carpet Gala Awards this past spring and won as the Best Print Article.

Paws Up” – Brought to you by the PVM Wellness Committee

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - This week Crystal Bradford, who is the lead administrative assistant to the CPB Department Head, is acknowledged for her helpfulness.

Purdue Veterinary Nursing Instructor Kara Burns is First Veterinary Technician Named as a Bridge Club Industry ICON

Friday, October 27th, 2023 - The Bridge Club, a conversation company, has announced that Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, CVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS Hon (Internal Medicine, Dentistry) will be honored as the 2024 Bridge Club Industry ICON. Kara, who teaches in Purdue’s Veterinary Nursing Nutrition course, is the ninth ICON and the first veterinary nurse/veterinary technician to receive the honor. She will be formally recognized during The Bridge Club ICON event January 13 in Orlando, Florida.

“Paws Up” – Brought to you by the PVM Wellness Committee

Friday, October 27th, 2023 - Today we are highlighting Jennifer Smith, BS, RVT, RLATG, who is the senior instructional specialist/clinical coordinator in the Veterinary Nursing program, and she also is the advisor for the Veterinary Nursing Student Organization.

VCS Professor is Involved in New Pediatric Cancer Research Center Named for Tyler Trent

Friday, October 27th, 2023 - The recently announced Tyler Trent Pediatric Cancer Research Center within the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research has a strong tie to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine through a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences – Dr. Michael Childress. The new center is named in memory of the former graduate and devoted Boilermaker football fan who passed away more than four years ago from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma. The center will be home to research to cure the disease that claimed Tyler’s life and other pediatric cancers.

Appreciation Week Celebrates College’s Veterinary Nurses and Assistants

Friday, October 20th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine takes great pride in educating the entire veterinary team, and veterinary nurses and assistants are a big part of that team! To show its support and gratitude, the college held a week-long celebration during Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week (nationally known as Veterinary Technician Week), October 16-20. The series of special activities were thoughtfully planned as part of the college’s long-standing tradition of recognizing veterinary nurses during the appreciation week for the vital roles they play in the veterinary medical profession.

DVM Student Takes Top Prize at AABP Competition

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ 56th Annual Conference by faculty, staff, and students in attendance, including Kelsey D’Amico, of the DVM Class of 2025, who was named the 2023 Overall Winner of the Student Case Presentation Competition. With the theme, “Evolving Expectations,” the annual AABP Conference took place September 21-23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

New PVM Team Represents InVESTment in Learning and Teaching Excellence

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has established a new resource designed to enhance teaching and learning. That resource is the Veterinary Education Support Team, or VEST, which combines the skills of three of the college’s staff members: Senior Instructional Designer Brett Creech, Instructional Designer Lianne Beliveau-Strom, and Student Success/Learning Specialist Corey Sanchez.

Spotlight to Shine on PVM During Purdue Homecoming Festivities

Friday, September 29th, 2023 - The human-animal bond will be working for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine once again this weekend as animals help shine the spotlight on the college’s programs and services during Purdue’s homecoming weekend.

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