PVM Study Shows Service Dogs Benefit the Well-being of their Handlers

Friday, February 15th, 2019 - A recent study led by researchers in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows how service dogs can have measurable positive effects on the health and well-being of individuals with physical disabilities.

PVM Cancer Researcher Speech Highlights Purdue Inventors’ Reception

Friday, February 15th, 2019 - Dr. Timothy Ratliff, a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member who helps lead Purdue’s efforts to find treatments and potential cures for cancer, served as the featured speaker at an event honoring the University’s inventors who received a patent in the most recent fiscal year.

PVM Helps IU School of Medicine Study Therapy Dogs’ Potential as Drug-Free Alternative for ER Anxiety

Friday, February 1st, 2019 - A team led by the IU School of Medicine, in collaboration with PVM's Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology Alan Beck, conducted a study to see if therapy dogs may provide an alternative solution to anxiety medication.

New NIH Grant Helps Dr. Mohamed Seleem Pursue Faster Method for Diagnosing Blood Infections

Friday, January 18th, 2019 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Department of Comparative Pathobiology, and his collaborator at Boston University have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research to develop a faster means of diagnosing often lethal bloodstream infections.

Research Led by PVM’s Dr. Riyi Shi Utilizes World War II Antidote in Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, December 7th, 2018 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor is leading studies showing a World War II chemical weapon antidote to be effective in combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease.

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by the steady and progressive loss of brain cells. Those afflicted show early symptoms of trembling in their hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. It can progress to the point...

Dean’s Column – Looking Ahead to 2019

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - Anniversaries are important milestones that provide wonderful opportunities for celebration as we take stock of our accomplishments and look to the future. 2019 is a banner year for such milestones for both Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine, as the University celebrates its 150th Anniversary and our College marks its 60th. Today, as we build on the strong foundation of excellence that has characterized our College during the past 60 years, we are fulfilling our mission to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement.

Record Research Funding Bodes Well for Animals, Humans

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - Purdue has a great deal to celebrate in 2019. As the University hails 150 years of “Giant Leaps,” the College of Veterinary Medicine marks its 60th Anniversary as a national standard-bearer for veterinary education and animal health care. Many of the same faculty responsible for educating future veterinarians and providing top-ranked health care to animals also are drawing in record amounts of funding for research — research that in most cases promises to benefit humans as well as animals. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the College’s research garnered more than $12 million — an all-time high.

David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days Spotlights Most Common Orthopedic Condition in Humans and Animals

Friday, November 30th, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted the first David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. The continuing education conference brought together veterinary and human medicine experts to address the topic of osteoarthritis, which is the most common orthopedic condition among both people and animals.

Dr. Audrey Ruple Brings One Health Perspective to Purdue’s Dawn or Doom Event

Friday, November 9th, 2018 - Now in its fifth year, Dawn or Doom is a major two-day event designed to foster conversations about potential risks and rewards of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.  Held on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, the event attracts upwards of 6,000 people, including leading national experts and top Purdue researchers.  This year, Dr. Audrey Ruple, assistant professor of one health epidemiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology became the first Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member to speak at the event.

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