Class of 2019 Interns Arrives at PVM

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Incoming PVM Class of 2019 Interns: (front row, left to right) Drs. Michael Pabon and Marianthi Gelatos; (middle row, left-right) Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident Mindy Anderson, Drs. Colleen Embersics and Lydia Hoeksema; (back row, left-right) Drs. Dusty Anderson, Cam Kindra, Leigh Ann Howard, and Tanner Slead. (Not pictured: Drs. Sara Ostenkamp and Ahmed Khairoun)

Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomes the newest class of interns to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital. The interns began Monday, June 11, with an intensive orientation schedule.  A group of seven interns are at work in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as part of the year-long clinical program rotating through medicine and surgery specialties in the Small Animal Hospital. PVM’s clinical intern program is designed to provide advanced training to qualify each intern for an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty. The Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, a satellite facility of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine located in Shelbyville, Ind., also welcomes an intern.

In addition to the clinical internship program, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital also offers a year-long residency position in veterinary pharmacy, named the Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident in honor of the donors who contributed significant funding to support the position. Mindy Anderson, PharmD, is returning to PVM to fill this position. Before completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy, Mindy served as chief instructional technologist in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital teaching veterinary technology and veterinary medicine students, often with her trio of corgis in tow.

Please help extend a warm welcome to these newest members of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family!

Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Intern | Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital

  • Dusty Anderson, DVM, Washington State University (2017)

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Interns | Veterinary Teaching Hospital

  • Colleen Embersics, DVM, Mississippi State University (2018)
  • Marianthi Gelatos, DVM, Ross University (2017)
  • Lydia Hoeksema, DVM, Iowa State University (2018)
  • Leigh Ann Howard, DVM, Midwestern University (2018)
  • Cameron “Cam” Kindra, DVM, University of Illinois (2018)
  • Michael Pabon, DVM, University of Georgia (2018)
  • Tanner Slead, DVM, Kansas State University (2018)

Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident | Veterinary Teaching Hospital

  • Melinda “Mindy” Anderson, PharmD, Purdue University (2018)

Also, joining the incoming class soon will be Sara Ostenkamp, DVM, who is completing a cardiology specialty internship, and Ahmed Khairoun, DVM, a large animal medicine and surgery intern in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Click here to learn more about the 2018 – 2019 Class of Interns.

Writer(s): Allison Carey |

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