Kitasato Delegation Wraps-up Visit with Picnic and Farewell Reception

August 21, 2015

(left-right) PVM clinical year veterinary student Rebecca Brunt with Kitasato University students Akinori Tauchi and Yu Inanobe in the Small Animal Hospital.


Two weeks have flown by for the Kitasato University delegation of seven veterinary students and their faculty advisor, Dr. Kenichi Maeda, assistant professor of small animal surgery, who have been visiting the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine since Saturday, August 8. The Japanese veterinary students have been spending time in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, gaining first-hand exposure to veterinary clinical education in the U.S. Their itinerary also has included a variety of fun activities to introduce them to Indiana and local attractions and culture, including a summer picnic, which was held Wednesday, August 19, at Happy Hollow Park. PVM faculty and staff joined the Kitasato visitors for a traditional barbecue that included hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob, pork and beans and watermelon. The Kitasato delegation's visit concludes this afternoon (Friday, August 21) with a farewell ceremony and dinner beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the Continuum Café. PVM has a longstanding sister-university relationship with the Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences in Towada City, Japan. Please stop by the reception to recognize the students and Dr. Maeda as they conclude their time at Purdue.

Dr. Tomo Inoue, PVM anesthesiologist, presents an American chili dog with all the right toppings to Kitasato student Kana Iguchi.


PVM faculty and staff join with the Kitasato delegation for a group picnic photo opp.

Writer: Kevin Doerr,

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