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Outstanding Graduates Recognized with Awards During Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 21st, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Graduation Celebration held at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater included the presentation of several student awards.



Outdoor Setting Affords Perfect Place for Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 2021 Oath Ceremony

Friday, May 21st, 2021 - Before a backdrop of lush Indiana woodland on the banks of the Wabash River, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a carefully planned and orchestrated in-person Oath Ceremony Saturday afternoon, May 15, to recognize the Veterinary Nursing and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduates in the Class of 2021.



Hybrid White Coat Ceremony Honors Purdue Veterinary Students Entering Clinical Year

Friday, May 14th, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine continued a beloved tradition with a twist as, for the first time in history, it hosted the annual White Coat Ceremony as a hybrid event on the eve of the third-year veterinary students’ transition to their clinical training. In keeping with the provisions of the Protect Purdue Pledge, the students were able to participate in-person while their friends and families watched online.



DVM and Veterinary Nursing Students Recognized for Completing Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

Friday, April 30th, 2021 - A record number of Purdue Veterinary Medicine students completed the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine this semester. We would like to recognize these students for the hard work they put into completing not only the learning modules, but also four activity assignments, as well as a volunteer community service assignment and capstone paper.



Research is Focus of Reading Day for Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Friday, April 16th, 2021 - A longstanding Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine tradition that annually showcases research by graduate students, interns, residents, veterinary students, and faculty returned to Lynn Hall in April, albeit in a virtual format, after a one year hiatus induced by the pandemic. Normally held as an in-person program the PVM Research Day features a day-long focus on basic science and clinical/applied research in veterinary and comparative medicine.



Turning a Reading Day into a Research Day

Friday, April 9th, 2021 - The spring semester on Purdue University’s campus has felt a little different this year with Protect Purdue efforts taking center stage. The modified academic calendar included the cancellation of spring break in order to minimize mass travel to and from campus, and in its place, the university added three reading days throughout the semester to provide a break from instruction with the last reading day taking place Tuesday, April 13. Purdue Veterinary Medicine students will take advantage of the day as the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates the 59th anniversary of the Omicron Chapter of Phi Zeta by hosting the 2021 PVM Research Day.



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.




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