Purdue Veterinary Technology Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The inaugural Purdue Veterinary Technology graduating class of 1976, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary!

The inaugural Purdue Veterinary Technology graduating class of 1976, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary!

Purdue University is celebrating 40 years of educating veterinary technicians as part of the comprehensive veterinary team.  Join us at the 2016 Purdue Veterinary Conference as we celebrate this exciting milestone!

Kick-off the celebration with the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association sponsored Veterinary Technology 40th Anniversary Breakfast on Wednesday, September 28, starting at 7:30 a.m. in the PMU North Ballroom. Conference attendees can purchase the hot breakfast buffet for just $5 per person. The Dr. Roger L. Lukens Lecture will immediately follow with Dr. Pete Bill discussing, “Veterinary Technology Profession at a Crossroads. Where Do We Go?" No purchase is required to attend the lecture.

Later in the day, join fellow conference attendees in recognizing the 2016 Distinguished Veterinary Technology Alumna Award recipient, Alicea Schaeffer Howell, RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP, at the Awards Celebration Dinner. Alicea, who graduated from Purdue Veterinary Medicine with an associate degree in 2002 and a bachelor’s degree in 2003, has dedicated her professional career to animal behavior as one of the first technician specialists in the field. Additionally, Alicea has taught courses and is active in several technical associations.

On Thursday, September 29, at the Meet Me @ the Mixer event, a special celebration of the Veterinary Technology Program will be included in the festivities. Anniversary classes will be recognized with members of the first graduating class of 1976 representing this milestone in the program. To showcase the breadth of the 40 graduating classes, a representative will be recognized from each class. We hope you will attend this celebration to share experiences with other classes, root on your class representative, and reconnect with your former classmates.

Does this anniversary have you nostalgic like us? Join our Purdue Vet Tech 40th Anniversary! Facebook group. Take a time hop with photographs added by other members, enjoy 'Throwback Thursday' where we dig through the archives and post some different oldies every Thursday, and feel free to add photos from your own collections. 

Whether virtually or in person, we hope you will help us celebrate 40 wonderful years of the Veterinary Technology Program at PVM! Click here to visit the PVM Veterinary Technology Program 40th Anniversary website for more details!

Veterinary Technology graduates from past and present.

Harry Latshaw, RVT circa December 1982.

Veterinary Technology graduates from past and present.

Veterinary Technology graduates from past and present.


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