Purdue Veterinary Medicine Celebrates Graduation of its Class of 2022 This Weekend

Friday, May 13, 2022

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After months of planning, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is set to recognize the Class of 2022 during graduation ceremonies tonight and tomorrow.  Additionally, a Purdue Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Professor will take center stage at the Elliott Hall of Music Monday, May 16, as the special guest speaker for the Graduate School commencement ceremony recognizing master’s and PhD degree recipients.

Tetyana jumps with joy in the grass at the amphitheater in her graduation robe and cap
Dr. Tetyana Sofiychuk, of the DVM Class of 2021, displays the exuberance felt by all the graduates following the Graduations Celebration held last year at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater.

The graduation celebrations begin this evening (Friday, May 13) with an Oath Ceremony for two graduates of the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program who have come to campus for the May commencement exercises. They will be honored during a program to be held in the Continuum Café beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event will include remarks by Dean Reed; recognition of the graduates by Dr. Chad Brown, director of Veterinary Nursing Programs; the presentation of the Associate of Applied Science pins by Instructional Technologist Holly McCalip; and the administration of the Veterinary Technician Oath of Ethical Conduct by Instructional Technologist Jennifer Smith.

Then tomorrow (Saturday, May 14), the College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Graduation Celebration beginning after the conclusion of the University Commencement exercises. The event is estimated to begin at about 11:30 a.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms. The celebration will include recognition of the DVM and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing graduates, administration of the Veterinarian’s Oath and the Veterinary Technician Oath of Ethical Conduct, and the presentation of student awards. A reception will follow. The Graduation Celebration will be available via livestream for those unable to attend. Click here to view the livestream on YouTube.

On Monday, the University will conduct a graduation ceremony exclusively for recipients of master’s and PhD degrees. The program will feature Dr. Deborah Knapp, Distinguished Professor in Comparative Oncology and director of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program, as the special guest speaker. 

All of the University Commencement ceremonies will be available via livestream. Click here to watch the Spring 2022 Commencement ceremonies.

Congratulations Purdue Veterinary Medicine Class of 2022!


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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