Keep the Holidays Happy for You and Your Pet

Friday, December 18th, 2020 - Holiday Tips for Pet Health from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine The phrase “Happy Holidays” should remind us as pet owners that we have some special responsibilities during this season of the year to keep the holidays safe for our animal companions. And in 2020, that means being prepared to take some extra precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

A Dream Takes Shape

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - As warm summer days gave way to fall foliage and cooler temperatures during the second half of 2020, the walls went up on the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s new hospital facilities, generating palpable enthusiasm among faculty, staff and students. As of mid-November, the new structures that will house expanded Small Animal Hospital facilities, a new Equine Hospital, and a new Farm Animal Hospital became clearly defined.

Purdue Veterinary Nurse Jessica Bowditch Earns Specialist Designation in Physical Rehabilitation

Friday, December 11th, 2020 - The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital can add another Veterinary Technician Specialty category to the list of specialty areas represented on the hospital’s staff of veterinary nurses, thanks to Jessica Bowditch, RVT, CCRP who recently obtained the specialty credential in Physical Rehabilitation.

Purdue Veterinary Nurses Among First to Obtain Specialty Certification in Diagnostic Imaging

Friday, November 13th, 2020 - The addition of Diagnostic Imaging as a recognized Veterinary Technician Specialty created an opportunity that two veterinary nurses in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital quickly opted to pursue. Now Christy DeYoung, RVT, VTS-DI and Lydia Trott, RVT, VTS-DI are among the first in the veterinary medical profession to obtain the designation of Veterinary Technician Specialist in the field of veterinary diagnostic imaging (VTS-DI).

Building Blocks Reaching New Heights on Future Purdue Veterinary Hospital Facilities

Friday, October 9th, 2020 - Purdue University is currently in the process of building three entirely new animal hospitals for the College of Veterinary Medicine including one for small animals, one for equine, and one for farm animals. Constructed in 1959, the current Large Animal Hospital in Lynn Hall was built for a teaching capacity of only about 50 students. The new Purdue University Veterinary Hospital facilities are designed for a class exceeding 100 students. In addition to increased capacity for teaching, the new facilities will allow ample space for specialty services the hospital has added over the years.

Resilience in Midst of Pandemic Showcased in Story of Purdue Veterinary Hospital Patient, Sheeba

Friday, October 9th, 2020 - Caring for a sick pet certainly is among the experiences made more complicated by COVID-19 pandemic induced changes. Those changes include the necessary, but difficult, distancing that must be maintained to provide safe care to clients and patients of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. While global resilience will be needed to weather this pandemic, there’s good reason to also celebrate the stories of resilient families and pets that have faced illness during this public health crisis. One such story of resilience is that of Sheeba the dog.

Fall Allergies Can Affect Horses, Too – Triggering Asthma and Impacting Performance

Friday, September 11th, 2020 - Just as many humans start to sneeze in the fall, horses also can experience seasonal allergy symptoms. Those symptoms can include coughing, but Dr. Laurent Couëtil, professor of large animal internal medicine in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, says sometimes the only sign is that their performance suffers.

Structural Steel Begins to Outline Shape of New Veterinary Hospital

Friday, August 7th, 2020 - The scene at the construction site for the new Purdue University Veterinary Hospital is changing dramatically as work progresses east of Lynn Hall. Though things have been relatively quiet around campus this summer, progress at the construction site is booming.

Virtual Event Gives Donors Birdseye View of New Purdue University Veterinary Hospital Project

Friday, August 7th, 2020 - Friends and alumni of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine who have committed a major gift to the new hospital project recently joined Dean Willie Reed and the college's development office for a live, virtual hospital update. More than 25 alumni and friends participated in the Zoom event Tuesday, July 21.

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