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PVM Puts Spotlight on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion During Inclusive Excellence Week

Friday, February 2nd, 2024 - As we turn the calendar page this week and start a new month, we transition from January, which includes the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to February, which is Black History Month. That makes this a fitting opportunity to look back on Inclusive Excellence Week, which was hosted in the College of Veterinary Medicine the week of January 15 by Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (V.O.I.C.E.) and featured several components, including a veterinary student panel discussion.



PVM Rolls out Welcome Mat as Prospective Students Put Best Feet Forward on Interview Days

Friday, February 2nd, 2024 - After a three-year hiatus, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine resumed in-person interviews for prospective DVM students seeking admission to the next first-year class, the Class of 2028. A total of 211 applicants responded to invitations to come to Lynn Hall for one of three half-day interview sessions. The first session was held on Friday, December 1 for Indiana residents and the second and third sessions were offered to non-resident applicants on two consecutive Fridays last month, January 19 and 26.



December Graduation Celebration Honors Veterinary Nursing Graduates

Friday, January 12th, 2024 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed welcomed the college’s newest Veterinary Nursing Program graduates and their families to the Winter 2023 Veterinary Nursing Graduation Celebration in Lynn 1136 Sunday, December 17. The ceremony followed the university commencement exercises in the Elliott Hall of Music and featured the traditional recitation of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Oath of Ethical Conduct.



Record Giving Advances College’s Mission and Vision

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - Fiscal year 2022-23 was another incredible showing of love and loyalty from alums, clients, and friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine! The third consecutive year of philanthropic support totaling over $20 million proves our mission to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement is a meaningful cause to join. We are grateful for our part to carry forth the work of your investment to move the world forward.



Dean’s Global Vision Leads to Expanded Global Engagement for Students

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - Of the numerous notable advancements Dean Willie Reed has pioneered for Purdue Veterinary Medicine during his tenure, perhaps the most far-reaching involves global engagement. The establishment of the college’s Global Engagement Office with a full-time director in 2015 was followed by a consequent, soaring increase in global engagement involving both DVM and veterinary nursing students.



Boiler Vet Camp Earns American Camp Association Accreditation

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - After 15 years of Purdue University’s Boiler Vet Camp, the summer program has earned its bragging rights. A highly competitive camp registration process yields 100 campers from more than 800 teenage applicants. It was the first vet camp in the country to provide campers a weeklong in-residence experience. It cultivates future veterinarians — many of its participants go on to earn a DVM, several at Purdue. Adding to the list of accolades, it’s now the first camp at the university to be accredited by the American Camp Association.



Exotic Animal Club Hosts Successful Two-Day Symposium

Friday, December 1st, 2023 - “Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles” (MOAAR) is the name of a successful two-day symposium that was hosted last month in Lynn Hall by the Exotic Animal Club. The program, held November 11-12, featured 20 lectures and six wet labs that were offered in two separate tracks: Amphibians/Reptiles and Aquatics. The club brought in speakers from private practice as well as other universities, including Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, who joined Purdue Veterinary Medicine presenters. 



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.



Students Recognized for Diversity Certificate Program Completion

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - When class started Wednesday morning, October 3, during the Current Issues in Veterinary Medicine course, eight first-year veterinary students received special recognition for completing the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. The students were honored for putting in the hard work necessary to finish the learning modules, activity assignments, volunteer community service assignment, and capstone paper that are required to earn the certificate.



Registration Opens for Upcoming Symposium on Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles

Friday, October 6th, 2023 - A unique learning opportunity is coming to Lynn Hall next month with a focus on the skillsets needed to treat exotic animal species. Registration is now open for the 4th biennial Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles (MOAAR) Symposium, which will be hosted by Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Exotic Animal Medicine Club Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12.




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