Reception at WVC in Las Vegas Celebrates PVM Alumni and Friends

Friday, February 24, 2023

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The group join together smiling for a photo at the reception
Informal gatherings of classmates and colleagues were common at the Purdue Alumni Reception, like this group: (left-right) Dr. W. Mark Hilton (PU DVM ’83), Viticus Group past-president and PVM emeritus professor; Drs. Olivia Petritz and Jessica Torok, both graduates in the DVM Class of 2008; and Dr. Jeff Klemens (PU DVM 2005) and his wife, Lisa.

Nearly 60 Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni and friends turned-out for the annual Purdue Alumni Reception at the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boilermaker spirit abounded as participants renewed acquaintances, visited with PVM faculty and staff who were in attendance, and heard an update on the college from Dean Willie Reed. The reception was held Monday, February 20 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center, which is the site for the annual WVC Conference. 2023 marked the 95th year for the conference, hosted by the Viticus Group, which has two Boilermakers on its Board of Directors. The outgoing president is Dr. Debbie White (PU DVM ’94) and serving with her as a director is Dr. Miguel Ortiz (PU DVM 2009). The WVC annual conference boasts more than 12,000 participants, 400-plus exhibitors, and over 900 RACE-approved CE hours.

The trio smile as they sit together enjoying refreshments
Dr. Janine Jung (left) visits with her classmates from the DVM Class of 1995, Drs. Nicole Olson-Cawood and Brendon Cawood at the Purdue Alumni Reception during the WVC Conference in Las Vegas.

Writer(s): Susan Xioufaridou |

Category: Alumni, Our People

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