PVM Hosts International DVM and Vet Tech Students

July 22, 2016

PVM International visitors (left-right): Dr. Takanori Kooriyama, associate professor, and vet tech students Shinnosuke Sakurai and Ai Umino, all from Rakuno Gakuen University in Japan; and DVM students Lan Zhou, Wenjing Yu, Dongyu Dou, Qian Rong, Xinying Zhao (front right), all from the Sichuan Agricultural University in China, along with their college's Program Leader Renyong Jia (back right).

PVM International visitors (left-right): Dr. Takanori Kooriyama, associate professor, and vet tech students Shinnosuke Sakurai and Ai Umino, all from Rakuno Gakuen University in Japan; and DVM students Lan Zhou, Wenjing Yu, Dongyu Dou, Qian Rong, Xinying Zhao (front right), all from the Sichuan Agricultural University in China, along with their college's Program Leader Renyong Jia (back right).

Visiting students from China and Japan are spending time in Lynn Hall this week and next as part of exchange arrangements made through Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Office of International Programs. A total of seven students and two faculty members are observing various clinical rotations during their visit. One delegation consisting of a faculty member and two veterinary technician students is visiting from Rakuno Gakuen University in Ebetsu, Japan. The other group is from Sichuan Agricultural University in Chengdu City, in China's Sichuan Province, and consists of one faculty member and five veterinary students.

"The goal of these exchanges is to promote multicultural understanding and awareness of a diverse global society," said PVM International Programs Director Will Smith II. The students and faculty from the two programs arrived Saturday, July 16. Their visit will conclude Friday, July 29, when Purdue Veterinary Medicine will host a Farewell Ceremony from Noon until 2:00 p.m. in Lynn 1192. Will encourages everyone to greet these international guests as they participate in their clinical learning experiences. "These observation hours will go a long way in promoting mutual understanding, and will provide our international students with a cross-cultural perspective of veterinary medicine," Will said. The College also will host a cookout for the visitors at Munger Park in Lafayette (3505 Greenbush Street) Wednesday, July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

As part of the exchange program with Sichuan Agricultural University, a delegation of Purdue veterinary students will be traveling to Sichuan Agricultural University July 30, 2016, for a two-week faculty-led program focused on the different aspects of Chinese veterinary medicine. Their visit to China will include clinical rotations in the Sichuan Agricultural University Veterinary Hospital.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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