In Support of Inclusive Excellence in Veterinary Medicine

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - In another life, Joanne Troutner might have been a veterinarian. But in the early 1970s — when the national average of male enrollment in veterinary schools was 89% — a career in veterinary medicine didn’t seem accessible to her. Now, women in the profession outnumber men, and yet diversity remains an issue, as 90% of today’s veterinarians identify as white. In 2008, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine established the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the purpose of intentionally creating a culture of excellence that supports a diverse and inclusive environment in the college. The creation of the new office reflected the vision of Dr. Willie Reed, who had just been appointed as the college’s new dean a year earlier. “The College of Veterinary Medicine has been engaged in this work for 15 years,” Joanne said. “The programming is phenomenal and it’s having a real impact. It’s necessary work and it needs to continue, which is why I’m proud to support the college’s DEI efforts with a designated gift, given in honor of Dean Reed.”

Dean Willie Reed Receives Inaugural AVMA Award for Lifetime Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Friday, December 15th, 2023 - When the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established the Frederick Douglass Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023 to recognize distinguished leadership in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession, one nominee stood out as an especially fitting choice to be the inaugural recipient. That person is Dr. Willie Reed, dean of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Named Equine Sports Medicine Center Fulfills Hopes of Alumnus

Monday, December 12th, 2022 - Alumnus and longtime equine veterinarian Don McCrosky and his wife Lois, of Waterloo, Illinois, were recognized for their gift to support Equine Sports Medicine.

Veterinary Professionals Enjoy Conference’s Return to Campus

Monday, December 12th, 2022 - Seeing veterinary college classmates, colleagues and faculty, staff and students face-to-face was a highlight of the 2022 Purdue Veterinary Conference as the annual event returned to an in-person format. For the prior two years, the program was conducted virtually due to the pandemic.

A Message from Dean Reed

Monday, December 5th, 2022 - Dean Willie Reed considers the importance of dreams as he reflects on the past year and looks to the future of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Awards and Promotions Celebration Recognizes Outstanding PVM Faculty

Friday, September 2nd, 2022 - A special ceremony held August 18 in Lynn Hall combined some time-honored traditions with a new format as the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recognized several faculty members who received awards and recognition as well as promotions.

PVM Alumni Recognized in The Scientist for Advancing Aquatic Veterinary Research

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - Though educated in America’s Heartland at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, two Boilermaker veterinarians are at the leading edge of scientific discovery in aquatic medicine. Both successfully pursued careers as veterinarians in marine science and hold key positions at well-known enterprises focused on marine mammal health. Their scholarship was spotlighted in an article in the February edition of The Scientist magazine.

Annual Research Day Recognizes Important Milestone with Focus on Scholarship

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - This year marked a special edition of the annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Research Day as the event coincided with the 60th Anniversary of Purdue’s Omicron Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta, which is the honor society of Veterinary Medicine. The chapter annually organizes the event that highlights scientific discovery in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

In Memory: Linda Gail Houston, Former PVM Staff Member

Friday, October 8th, 2021 - Hospital staff member, Linda Gail Houston, of Richmond, Texas, who died Monday, September 27 at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  She was 63.

Continuum Café Ready to Serve for Fall Semester after Successful Summer

Friday, August 27th, 2021 - With a new feature item on the menu, the Continuum Café is up and running for the fall semester, following a busy summer of providing breakfast, lunch, and snack items for customers, especially Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and students.

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