Spotlights in AVMA Journals Showcase Purdue Veterinary Education and Research

Friday, March 3, 2023

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The veterinary team anesthetizes a dog on a table in the foreground while Dr. Ko instructs students at the table in the background.
This photo used in the JAVMA article about Purdue veterinary education shows members of the veterinary team collaborating in the new David and Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Hospital’s anesthesiology induction area.

As part of a series of feature articles, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is highlighting education and research at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in articles published recently in JAVMA (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association) and AJVR (American Journal of Veterinary Research). The journals introduced “Spotlight” in July as a new regular feature that each month highlights several colleges of veterinary medicine accredited by the Council on Education.  Purdue Veterinary Medicine was chosen to be featured in the March 2023 issues of the two journals.

The article on Purdue veterinary education in JAVMA carries the subtitle, “Purdue’s Legacy of Leading in Graduating Career Ready Veterinarians.” It explains that graduating practice-ready veterinarians who have the foundation to pursue any veterinary career path they choose, is a hallmark of the college. The article goes on to detail how, with advanced technology, new and innovative approaches to learning, and state-of-the-art facilities, that trait is stronger now than ever.

The spotlight feature on the college’s animal health research published in AJVR is subtitled, “Purdue’s Comparative Approach to Advancing Animal Health.” The article emphasizes that, “since its opening in 1959, the college has built an enduring legacy of research that seeks to improve the understanding and treatment of animal diseases while also advancing human medicine.” The feature then gives examples of the college’s areas of research, including comparative oncology and equine sports medicine. 

The Spotlight series articles are written by authors at each college, working with an editorial team. The Purdue articles were written by Kevin Doerr, director of public affairs and communications, who worked with the editorial committee of Dr. S. Kathleen Salisbury, associate dean for academic affairs; Dr. Harm HogenEsch, associate dean for research; Dr. Sandra San Miguel, associate dean for engagement; and Dean Willie Reed. The articles had to meet strict manuscript standards, including limits on word counts and images, in order to be accepted for publication. 

Click here to view the article in JAVMA.  Click here to view the AJVR article. The Spotlight feature series is one of a number of innovations and changes that have been implemented in the journals by Dr. Lisa Fortier, editor-in-chief of JAVMA and AJVR and AVMA division director of publications. Dr. Fortier said the idea behind the series is to give all of the colleges the opportunity to share their innovations in the clinical preparation of the next generation of veterinarians, as well as their novel research programs that are significantly impacting animal health or welfare. The journals now boast circulation to over 100,000 readers. 

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

Category: Academics

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