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Distance Learning Program Ensures It’s Never Too Late to Open the Door to Veterinary Nursing

Friday, March 5th, 2021 - One of the cornerstones of the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is the flexibility that keeps the door open to a veterinary nursing career for non-traditional students. Perhaps no one can testify to that better than Karen “Coco” Schefmeyer. When the 63-year-old enrolled in the distance learning program, she brought a wealth of real world experience to the virtual classroom, and she doesn’t miss a beat as she works toward earning her associate’s degree in veterinary nursing.



Expanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Veterinary Nursing is Focus of New PetDesk Scholarship

Friday, January 15th, 2021 - PetDesk, a leading veterinary patient engagement software company, is teaming up with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary nursing through a new scholarship program for Purdue Veterinary Nursing students.



The New Face of Learning

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - As with so many aspects of the year 2020, “Back to School” took on a whole new meaning for Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine students, faculty and staff as a new semester began in August. DVM and veterinary nursing students were among the more than 41,000 students who came back to the Purdue campus for in-person instruction that had been discontinued in March when the raging COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a sudden switch to online instruction and students were sent home.



Strategically Speaking: Refreshed Strategic Plan to Guide College Through 2023

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - As Boilermakers, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s team of faculty, staff and students realizes that persistent planning is key to taking the small steps that enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to persistently pursue the next giant leap. That is why the college has a culture of strategic planning. Since 2010, two five-year strategic plans have been developed and implemented. When the most recent of those plans neared its end in 2020, teams of faculty and staff reviewed the document, taking note of the college’s achievements, and developed a “refreshed” strategic plan with revised and updated action items for the time period of 2021-2023.



Results Are in for the Cutest Canine Halloween Costumes!

Friday, November 6th, 2020 - The votes were cast and the final count is in for Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Halloween Canine Educators Costume Contest!



Veterinary Nursing Student Finds Personal Motivation to be Protect Purdue Ambassador

Friday, October 30th, 2020 - Meet Alayna Baker, a veterinary nursing student in the College of Veterinary Medicine who is also a Protect Purdue Ambassador! Alayna is one of over 200 Purdue students who signed-up for the program which was developed after the need was recognized for peer encouragement to get the entire student body aligned with the Protect Purdue Pledge.



Dean’s State of the College Address Describes How Purdue Veterinary Medicine is Moving Forward

Friday, October 30th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed continued a fall tradition virtually this month, giving his annual State of the College address to students using the Zoom platform. Dean Reed delivered a positive message of progress, describing ways in which the college is moving forward on multiple fronts.



Gratitude Abounds During Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week

Friday, October 16th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine takes great pride in educating the entire veterinary team, and veterinary nurses are a big part of that team! To show its support and gratitude for veterinary nurses, the College of Veterinary Medicine held a week-long celebration of Veterinary Nursing Appreciation Week.



Students Recognized for Completing Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to recognize students in the DVM Class of 2023 and 2024 who successfully completed the requirements for the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.



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.




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