Oncology Service to Host Ultrasound Screening for High-Risk Dog Breeds

Friday, April 5th, 2024 - The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital's Medical Oncology Service to host Ultrasound Screenings, focusing on early detection and intervention for dog breeds at increased risk of bladder cancer. Targeting Scottish Terriers, West Highland Terriers, Beagles, and Shetland Sheepdogs, the screenings aim to utilize non-invasive ultrasound technology to identify potential urinary system abnormalities, including tumors.

Signature Indiana Pork Event at Indianapolis Provides Visibility for Purdue Veterinary Medicine

Friday, January 26th, 2024 - Each year, the Indiana Pork Producers Association, known as Indiana Pork, hosts the Taste of Elegance event in Indianapolis as a way of promoting the pork industry through the creation of tantalizing pork dishes prepared by leading chefs. This year the event on January 17 attracted more than 400 pork farmers, lawmakers, agricultural industry leaders, and dignitaries to the Indiana Roof Ballroom for an evening of elegance and celebration that also provided visibility for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Making an Impact: Delivering on the Promise of Expanded Hospital Facilities

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital has completed its first full year in its expanded facilities and the benefits are significant and far reaching. Here is a small window into the measurable accomplishments that have been achieved in the past year as a result of the capabilities of our advanced facilities, behind-the-scenes efforts, and the dedicated, expert clinicians and staff who work there. Empowered by this team of outstanding personnel, the Veterinary Hospital is contributing to a brighter future for animals and people through advanced, high-quality, compassionate patient care; comprehensive, real-world, hands-on veterinary education; and leading-edge medical discovery involving clinical trials. Together, we are working to achieve global solutions to animal and human health challenges.

Coughing Dogs

Friday, December 8th, 2023 - Amid concerns about a new canine respiratory illness with symptoms mirroring those of known infectious diseases, veterinarians are investigating the potential emergence of a novel pathogen. Treatment varies per case, with vets taking precautions to prevent further spread. Dog owners should ensure their pets are vaccinated against respiratory diseases and seek immediate veterinary attention if symptoms like coughing or lethargy arise. It's advised to keep ill dogs isolated and away from other dogs and public areas.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine Showcased at Hoosier Beef Congress

Friday, December 8th, 2023 - When Indiana beef producers from across the state gathered at the Indiana State Fairgrounds December 1-3 for the Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC), they had the opportunity to learn about Purdue Veterinary Medicine thanks to a booth the college hosted as part of the event’s expansive trade show that highlighted the services of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

Purdue Farm Animal Hospital Holds First Cattle Health Education Workshop

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - Cattle producers had the opportunity to hear from Purdue Veterinary Medicine bovine specialists and see the David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital first-hand during a special half-day Cattle Health Education Workshop hosted by the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. The event on Saturday, November 4, attracted more than 30 attendees from 15 different farms as well as the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. The workshop represented the first time the hospital has conducted such a session.

Priority 4 Paws and Area Animal Shelters Join with Zeigler Subaru to turn Showroom into Adoption Center for a Day

Friday, November 10th, 2023 - With shiny new Subarus as a backdrop, pets up for adoption captured the attention of visitors to Zeigler Subaru of Lafayette as the dealership collaborated with Purdue’s Priority 4 Paws program and two animal shelters to host an adoption event as part of Subaru’s 5th annual National Make A Dog’s Day.

Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog Achieves Tail-wagging Success to Benefit Priority 4 Paws Shelter Medicine Program

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - If you happened to be on the Purdue University campus near the College of Veterinary Medicine on the morning of Saturday, September 23, you were certainly in for a treat. The 2023 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog 5K was held at the conclusion of the Purdue Veterinary Conference that day and featured 111 human runners and close to 60 furry companions, including four adoptable dogs from a local animal shelter. Equally significant, the race raised some $3,000 to support Priority 4 Paws, the college’s shelter medicine program that provides high-quality medical and surgical care for shelter animals while educating the next generation of veterinarians.

Purdue Veterinary Professionals and Firefighters Train Jointly to Increase Preparedness for Equine Emergencies

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - Picture a large animal trailer overturned or stuck in the mud, with animals trapped inside. Imagine that you are responsible to rescue them. That is a daunting proposition, but it is something that veterinary professionals and fire department rescue personnel have to be ready to deal with on any day and at a moment’s notice. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) addresses large animal emergency situations by training people how to safely help and extract the animals. That is why a joint TLAER training exercise involving the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Purdue University Fire Department was regarded as exceptional and invaluable by the 35 participants. The three-day program in August featured hands-on exercises that took place at the Veterinary Farm on South River Road, with additional classroom sessions and a horse-caught-in-a-manhole simulation at the Physical Facilities Service Building on Ahlers Drive.

Life-saving Blood Donations Support Pet Health: Treats Welcome (No Tricks)

Friday, October 27th, 2023 - Not all heroes wear capes. And then again some do. With a lightning bolt streaking down the back or an upturned collar draped across the chin, caped creatures at this time of year bring to mind bags of candy and crunchy leaves underfoot. Now that the spookiest of seasons is upon us, if your house is more trick than treat, the thought of blood may make the hairs on your neck stand on end. But for a pet in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital’s Blood Donor Program, a furry cape marks an unsung hero and blood is certainly no trick.

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