New Cohort Joins Veterinary Hospital Staff

Friday, July 10, 2020

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Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Interns (top row, left-right): Drs. Montana Campbell, Allison Dianis, Susan Fraley, Erica Grier, George Munguia; (bottom row, left-right) Ruby Ng, Jacqueline Peraza, Frances Torres-Otero, and Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident Alissa Kruger. Not pictured: Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Intern, Dr. Annie Oakes.

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. The group of nine veterinarians along with a Purdue PharmD graduate kicked-off their yearlong programs with a two-week intensive orientation that began Monday, June 15. 

Eight doctors will complete a rotating internship in the hospital with a focus on small animal medicine and surgery. Additionally, a large animal medicine and surgery intern joins the hospital’s satellite facility, Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, in Shelbyville, Ind. The clinical internship program is designed to provide advanced training to qualify each doctor for an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty.

The college’s new Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident, Alissa Kruger, PharmD, will complete her program in the hospital’s pharmacy service. The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Pharmacy jointly offer the residency in veterinary clinical pharmacy practice, named in honor of the donors who contributed significant funding to support the position.

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

Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Interns
  • Annie Oakes – DVM, University of Prince Edward Island
    Interesting Fact: Dr. Oakes recently completed an internship at the Montana Equine Medical and Surgical Center.
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Interns
  • Montana Campbell – DVM, Ross University
    Interesting Fact: A Purdue graduate with a degree in animal science, Dr. Campbell is interested in cardiology, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.
  • Allison Dianis – DVM, University of Illinois
    Interesting Fact: Dr. Dianis’ interests include zoo and wildlife medicine, anatomic pathology, and one health.
  • Susan Fraley – DVM, Washington State University
    Interesting Fact: Dr. Fraley has worked as a small animal practitioner since 2001, and recently worked with the Purdue Veterinary Hospital’s Emergency Service.
  • Erica Grier – DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Interesting Fact: Dr. Grier is especially interested in the behavior and mental health of all species and hopes to pursue a residency in behavior medicine.
  • George Munguia – DVM, University of Prince Edward Island
    Interesting Fact: Originally from California, Dr. Munguia has also lived in Puerto Rico where he worked as a veterinary technician in a small animal clinic.
  • Ruby Ng – DVM, Tufts University
    Interesting Fact: Before completing veterinary school, Dr. Ng worked in a genetics research lab at Mount Sinai where she helped build and maintain its first germ-free mice colony.
  • Jacqueline “Jacky” Peraza – DVM, Iowa State University
    Interesting Fact: Dr. Pereza has a special interest in ophthalmology.
  • Frances Torres-Otero – DVM, North Carolina State University
    Interesting Fact:  Dr. Torres’ goal is to specialize in ophthalmology and pursue a career as an educator in an academic institution.
Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident
  • Alissa Kruger – PharmD, Purdue University
    Interesting Fact: Born and raised in Lafayette, Ind., Dr. Kruger recently completed a pharmacy internship with the Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Writer(s): Allison Carey |

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