Special Tradition Kicks-off School Year for Veterinary Nursing Students
Second-year veterinary nursing students donned new stethoscopes and posed for a group photo Monday night (August 20) at the seventh annual Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Dinner, which marks the start of the clinical phase of their education. The members of the Veterinary Nursing Class of 2021 enjoyed a complimentary meal and the opportunity for networking at the Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge before they received their complimentary stethoscopes and signed the Veterinary Technician Code of Ethics that will be displayed outside the Veterinary Teaching Hospital pharmacy.
The annual Veterinary Nursing Stethoscope Dinner is co-sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and Patterson Veterinary. During the dinner, the students heard from Dr. Bianca Zenor, director of the Veterinary Nursing Program, and Dean Willie Reed as well as Dr. James Stepusin from Boehringer Ingelheim and Mr. Rob Fulkerson from Patterson Veterinary. Also presenting inspirational messages at the event were Holly McCalip, RVT (PU BS-VT 2001), representing the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association, and Julie Commons, RVT (PU BS-VT 2003), representing the Indiana Veterinary Technology Association.
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