Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 - Amid concerns about a new canine respiratory illness with symptoms mirroring those of known infectious diseases, veterinarians are investigating the potential emergence of a novel pathogen. Treatment varies per case, with vets taking precautions to prevent further spread. Dog owners should ensure their pets are vaccinated against respiratory diseases and seek immediate veterinary attention if symptoms like coughing or lethargy arise. It's advised to keep ill dogs isolated and away from other dogs and public areas.
Purdue VCS Graduate Students Win Honors at American Dairy Science Annual Meeting
Friday, June 30th, 2023 - Two graduate students in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences received recognition this week at a major dairy sciences conference. Jillian Grantz and Natnicha Taechachokevivat, researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Rafael Neves, assistant professor of food animal production medicine, both placed in the Purina Animal Nutrition Graduate Student Poster Contest held as part of the American Dairy Science Annual Meeting (ADSA) in Ottawa, Ontario.
PVM Alumnus Honored with American Association of Avian Pathologists Award
Friday, June 30th, 2023 - Dr. Roel Becerra (PU DVM 2022) has received the Reed Rumsey Award for Advancement of Avian Medicine from the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). The award, which recognizes outstanding veterinary students, graduate students, or residents or interns involved in basic and/or clinical research, was presented June 13 during the annual AAAP meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ever-popular Boiler Vet Camps Draw Would-be Veterinarians from Across the Country
Friday, June 30th, 2023 - The chance to spend a week at Purdue University exploring the world of veterinary medicine proved to be an irresistible opportunity for dozens of young people who signed up for the 2023 Boiler Vet Camps. A total of 100 campers came to the Purdue campus in West Lafayette, Indiana to attend the in-residence Junior and Senior Camps held earlier this month.
KSU Veterinary College Honors PVM Professor Emeritus Gordon Coppoc as Distinguished Alumnus
Friday, June 16th, 2023 - Dr. Gordon Coppoc, Purdue University Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pharmacology and former head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, has received the 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater. He was selected for the honor by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Association, in recognition of his outstanding achievements, humanitarian service, and contributions to the veterinary profession. The award was presented June 5 during the college’s Alumni Reunion Weekend.
Feel Like You’re Missing Important Emails? Tips for Navigating Purdue’s New Email Security System
Friday, June 16th, 2023 - Do you feel like you may be missing emails that you definitely want to receive? In the past year, Purdue began piloting a new email security service that can affect how your incoming messages are being handled.
Plans Set and Registration Open for 2023 Purdue Veterinary Conference
Friday, June 9th, 2023 - The 2023 Purdue Veterinary Conference offers over 100 sessions for veterinary professionals, providing valuable continuing education and up to 23 CE credits. Registration is now open for the five day program. Highlights will include the Elanco Human Animal Bond Lecture given by Dr. Alan Beck on the occasion of his retirement, and multiple tracks focused on different veterinary specialties. The conference concludes with the Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog.
Purdue Veterinary Alumnus Inducted into Arizona VMA Hall of Fame
Friday, June 9th, 2023 - As of the end of May, Dr. Michael Lent, a 1991 Purdue DVM graduate, is a newly inducted member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) Hall of Fame. With a notable career and extensive service to the veterinary community, Dr. Lent is recognized for his contributions and achievements.
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.