New Residents Begin PVM Clinical and Diagnostic Programs

Friday, July 31, 2020

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First-year residents pictured (top row, left-right) Drs. Charlie Artiles, Emily Hartman, Carla Olave, Victor Oppenheimer; (bottom row, left-right) Drs. Arielle Ostrager, Aby Reising, and Ophthalmology Specialty Intern Bryan Artimes. Not pictured: Drs. Courtney Sweeney, Patrick Huang, Miriam Bates, Stefanie Hansen, Carla Murillo, and Zsofia Vigh.

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.

The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory welcomes two new residents to the anatomic pathology residency program effective July 1, while a total of ten first-year residents, representing nine different specialty areas, join the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. The VCS residents will complete graduate school requirements through their department, while also gaining advanced clinical experience in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital.

Most of the clinical residents began their program July 15. Drs. Miriam Bates, Stefanie Hansen, and Carla Murillo will begin later in the fall, while Dr. Zsofia Vigh will arrive on campus in January 2021. Also, joining the clinical residents during orientation is Dr. Bryan Artemis, who is completing a specialty internship in ophthalmology in the Veterinary Hospital.

Please help extend a warm welcome to PVM’s newest residents and intern:

Dr. Courtney Sweeney (Anatomic Pathology) earned her DVM from the University of Tennessee in 2020 before beginning her residency program in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

Dr. Patrick Huang (Anatomic Pathology) earned his DVM degree in 2020 from the University of California, Davis. As a participant in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program, Dr. Huang will complete two years of anatomic pathology training at Purdue University and will then go on to perform four-six years of PhD research at the National Cancer Institute with a focus on cancer immunology.

Charlie Artiles (Diagnostic Imaging) earned his DVM in 2019 at the University of California, Davis followed by a small animal rotating internship at Louisiana State University before coming to Purdue.

Miriam Bates (Small Animal Surgery) earned her DVM degree in 2018 at Massey University before serving as a staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Centre, both in New Zealand. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Stefanie Hansen (Large Animal Surgery) earned both BVSc and DVM degrees at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark before completing an internship with Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. She went on to complete an internship with Donnington Grove Veterinary Group in Newbury, England where she served as house veterinarian.

Emily Hartman (Small Animal Surgery) earned her DVM degree in 2018 from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University followed by a small animal rotating internship and a small animal specialty surgical internship at Michigan State University.

Carla Murillo (Anesthesiology) earned her DVM at the National University of Costa Rica. She then worked as a veterinarian in private practice and for the Agropecuaria Santo Domingo before serving as an instructor at the National University of Costa Rica. Dr. Murillo went on to complete a rotating internship at the University of Saskatchewan before arriving at Purdue.

Carla Olave (Large Animal Medicine) is a familiar face in Lynn Hall. Dr. Olave earned her DVM degree followed by a master’s in veterinary science at the Universidad Austral de Chile. She then came to Purdue and served as a graduate research assistant in Dr. Laurent Couëtil’s Equine Respiratory Disease Research Program while working toward completion of her PhD in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Victor Oppenheimer (Small Animal Medicine) earned his DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 2017. He went on to complete a rotating internship with Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners followed by an internal medicine internship with Capital Veterinary Specialists. He then continued with Capital Veterinary Specialists, serving as an associate veterinarian before coming to Purdue.

Arielle Ostrager (Neurology) earned a VMD in 2015 from the University of Pennsylvania before completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship with Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners. She then completed a neurology and neurosurgery internship at the VCA Animal Specialty Center in New York. Dr. Ostrager went on to completed post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania before completing a neurology and neurosurgery internship at the VCA Animal Specialty Center in California.

Abby Reising (Oncology) earned her DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 2019. She then went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Missouri before coming to Purdue.

Zsofia Vigh (Emergency and Critical Care) earned a DVM degree at Szent Istvan University in Hungary. Dr. Vigh went on to work in private practice in both Hungary and the UK before serving as an instructor and clinician at St. George’s University.

Bryan Artemis (Ophthalmology Specialty Intern) earned his DVM in 2018 from Ross University. He then completed a rotating internship at The Animal Medical Center followed by an ophthalmology specialty internship with Animal Eye Guys at Premier Veterinary Specialists.


Writer(s): Allison Carey | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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