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.

Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Celebration Persistently Protects Important College Tradition

Friday, September 4th, 2020 - Students in the Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program’s Class of 2023 stepped into the spotlight during the 9th annual Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Celebration during the first week of the fall semester. Organizers of the event took extraordinary steps to safely continue this beloved college tradition for the students in a way that is in line with the Protect Purdue campaign, by utilizing social distancing and hybrid event technologies.

Incoming DVM and Veterinary Nursing Students Join PVM Family

Friday, August 28th, 2020 - With the summer coming to an end, Lynn Hall welcomes incoming DVM and Veterinary Nursing students.

Veterinary Student Receives AKC Scholarship

Friday, August 14th, 2020 - Congratulations to Purdue veterinary student Julia O’Rourke, a member of the DVM Class of 2021, who has been awarded a 2020 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship.

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...

Purdue Veterinary Student Wins Prize in Veterinary History Essay Contest

Friday, June 26th, 2020 - A string of strong performances by Purdue veterinary students in a national veterinary history essay contest continued this year with four entries being submitted, one of which placed second. Congratulations to Anna Adams, of the DVM Class of 2021, who won Second Prize in the Smithcors Veterinary History Essay Contest.

Veterinary Medicine Online: PVM Meets the COVID-19 Challenge Virtually

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - The rigor of the veterinary medical curriculum is legendary, and the heritage of face-to-face instruction in classrooms, laboratories, and clinics is cherished. So when COVID-19 reached pandemic status, and Purdue University had to make a sudden change from on-campus classes to online courses, in less than two weeks' time, faculty and staff faced a more than daunting challenge.

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.

Purdue VOICE Chapter Receives 2019 Programming Excellence Award

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Purdue’s Chapter of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Excellence) has won the organization’s National Programming Excellence Award.

Class of 2020 Spotlight: DVM Student Pursued Her Passion with Elite Equine Experience in the Middle East

Monday, June 15th, 2020 - For Dr. Caitlin Smith, a graduate of the DVM Class of 2020, the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap took her across the globe to Dubai, where she became the first Purdue veterinary student to participate in the highly selective Dubai Equine Hospital Externship Program.

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