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.

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.

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.

New Residents Begin PVM Clinical and Diagnostic Programs

Friday, July 31st, 2020 - A group of veterinarians began the next phase of their careers this month as they arrived on campus to begin advanced specialty training in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Fellow Specialists Help with Virtual Pinning to Honor Veterinary Technician Specialist Brittany Laflen

Friday, July 17th, 2020 - The Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) welcomed its newest members this summer, including Brittany Laflen, RVT, VTS (Neurology), small animal surgery/neurology technician in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. Brittany is one of only 15 members inducted into the AIMVT in 2019, of which only three received a specialty designation in neurology.

New Cohort Joins Veterinary Hospital Staff

Friday, July 10th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Hospital welcomes a new class of interns, as well as the 2020 Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident, to the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family.

Pet-Friendly Safety Tips for the July 4th Weekend

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 - Independence Day goes hand in hand with celebration, good food, and fireworks, but loud noises and explosions aren’t as fun for your pet as they may be for you.

Community Shows Support Through Facemask and PPE Donations to the Purdue Veterinary Hospital

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 - When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued safety guidelines on the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Purdue Veterinary Hospital Director Ellen Lowery sent out a request to the PVM family seeking donations of cloth facemasks to use in the hospital. The response from the Purdue community has been overwhelming.

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