Purdue Veterinary Conference Offers 33 Hours of CE September 8-12

There’s still time to register for up to 33 hours of top quality continuing education (CE) credits that will be offered during the 2015 Purdue Veterinary Conference September 8-12.  Designed to provide continuing education opportunities for the entire veterinary team, the conference will include an Aquaculture Track along with sessions on Bovine, Small Animal, Food Animal, Equine, and topics for Veterinary Technicians and those interested in Professional Development and Shelter Medicine.

All conference sessions and special events will be held on Purdue’s campus locations in West Lafayette, Ind. The conference also will feature new speakers and a line-up of special workshops.  Several special events also are planned, including a celebration for the 50th Anniversary Class – the Class of 1965. Graduates of the classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 are celebrating reunion years as well. During the College’s Awards Celebration Wednesday evening, September 9, the Distinguished Alumni Awards will be given as well as prestigious teaching awards.  On Thursday evening, September 10, join classmates and colleagues at the Meet Me @ the Mixer reception, which will include recognition of both Veterinary Technology and DVM reunion classes. Visit the 2015 Purdue Veterinary Conference website for more information.

Entertainment and recreation also is in store with three conference-related special events.  The Indiana Animal Health Foundation / Purdue Veterinary Medicine Golf Outing will continue this year but at a new date and time.  The golf outing will be held at the Purdue Kampen Course Friday, September 11, to raise funds for scholarships and the support of student activities. Click here for more information and to register.

On Saturday, September 12, participants can enjoy the Purdue veterinary student run Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, sponsored by McAfee Animal Hospital and Blair Animal Clinic. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, community residents and their dogs will join in the race that begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of Lynn Hall and follows a route through campus. Proceeds will go to the Purdue Veterinary Medicine PetSafe Program and Priority 4 Paws (P4P).  Also this year, the Dog Jog is partnering with Almost Home Humane Society to have adoptable dogs running in the race! There will be a booth at the finish line to provide additional information about Almost Home, with representatives on hand to help people fill out adoption paperwork. Click here for more information about the Dog Jog and to register.

Fans of Purdue football and tailgating also can gather Saturday morning for the Purdue Veterinary Medicine tailgate, sponsored by Elanco & Patterson Veterinary, which will be held at the Rankin Track facility, across Stadium Avenue from the Slayter Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Conference participants also can purchase tickets in the PVM block for the Purdue vs. Indiana State football game in Ross Ade Stadium. More information about purchasing tickets is available on the Purdue Veterinary Conference website.

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