Animal Welfare Researcher Joins Meat Institute Advisory Council
Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has announced the launch of its new Protein PACT Academic Advisory Council, which includes a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member. Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, is one of the seven members of the council, which is comprised of renowned researchers from top universities across the U.S. With expertise ranging from environmental sustainability to human nutrition and development, the council will advise on research priorities and the latest evidence related to meat production and consumption. News of the council was shared by NAMI in a press release issued Monday, May 22.
Purdue Challenge 5K was Personal for PVM Participants Who Helped Raise $100K for Cancer Research
Friday, May 26th, 2023 - The 15th annual Purdue Challenge 5K run/walk benefiting the Purdue University Institute for Cancer Research had special meaning this year for a group of participants with ties to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Several members of the PVM community ran in the event Saturday, April 15 to honor and celebrate the life of a cancer victim who was married to a veterinary nurse in the Evan and Sue Ann Werling Comparative Oncology Research Center. Their effort was both thoughtful and helpful, as the fundraising event raised a total of $100,000 for efforts to pursue a cure.
Purdue Veterinary Ophthalmologists Keep an Eye on Vision Health of Service Dogs
Friday, May 19th, 2023 - Canines dedicated to lives of service benefitted from a special day set aside earlier this month for checking their eye health. The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital Ophthalmology Service participated in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)/Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam event by providing free eye exams for qualified service dogs on Monday, May 8. About a dozen service dogs received eye exams that screen for cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases and disorders that can impair the dogs’ vision.
PVM Faculty Recognized for Receiving Awards and Promotions
Friday, May 19th, 2023 - Spring not only brings the end of the academic year and graduation, it also is a time for celebrating accomplishments of Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty. Two ceremonies at the conclusion of the spring semester provided such opportunities to recognize faculty with awards and to honor those receiving academic promotions.
Sports Challenges Showcase Soccer and Softball Skills of Students, Faculty, and Staff
Friday, May 12th, 2023 - You’ve heard of the World Series and the World Cup – well, at the end of the spring semester, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine continued its own epic sports tradition as faculty and staff faced off with students in the traditional end of semester soccer and softball games.
Purdue Alumnus Named as New Veterinary College Dean at Mississippi State
Friday, May 12th, 2023 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate is the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. Dr. Nicholas Frank (PU DVM ’93; PhD 2002) was announced as the new dean yesterday (May 11). His appointment comes as he is currently in his sixth year as associate dean for academic affairs at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Arbor Day Event Brings Out PVM Volunteers to Add Trees to Brunner Complex Landscaping
Friday, May 5th, 2023 - This year Purdue University turned Earth Day into a month-long celebration that included an Arbor Day tree planting effort to enhance the landscaping around the new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex. Campus Planning’s Architecture and Sustainability Department teamed-up with the Grounds Department, Arboretum, and the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for the event that afforded a great Earth Month-themed volunteer opportunity for faculty, staff, and students.
Students and Pups Lead the Way on PVM Walk for Wellness
Friday, April 28th, 2023 - A sunlit sidewalk provided the pathway for participants in a signature event for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Wellness Week last week. “Wellness Week is a time for the college to recognize all the hard work that has been put into the semester by students, faculty, and staff and to give them an energy boost to get through the end of the academic year,” said Colleen Maguire Jackson, PhD, HSPP, licensed psychologist and lead therapist with the college’s Counseling and Wellness Services.
Purdue Veterinary Nursing Student Wins IVTA Golden Stethoscope Award
Friday, April 28th, 2023 - Monday, April 24, proved to be a special day in class for Purdue University Veterinary Nursing student Stephanie Stewart. That’s when she learned she won the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association’s (IVTA) Golden Stethoscope Award. The award recognizes exemplary veterinary nursing students who have the fortitude to represent the veterinary nursing profession through communication with veterinarians, patient advocacy, and a holistic approach to patient management.
PVM Faculty Promotions Approved by Purdue University Board of Trustees
Friday, April 21st, 2023 - A total of ten Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members are receiving promotions this year. The promotions were approved by the Purdue University Board of Trustees on April 14. They are among a total of 180 faculty promotions approved by the trustees across the West Lafayette, Northwest, and Fort Wayne campuses and the Purdue schools at IUPUI.