International Visitor to Help PVM Office of International Programs Kick-off Spring Events

March 24, 2017

Submitted by Will Smith, II, PVM Director of International Programs

Monday (March 27) marks the beginning of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Office of International Programs' Spring Week of Events. As part of the festivities, the College will host a visit by world-renowned Kenya Wildlife Services Veterinarian Campaign Limo, who will be on campus from March 29-31.

Since 2010, Dr. Limo has worked for the Kenya Wildlife Services where he realized his childhood dream of working with wildlife. He manages clinical emergencies within the Nairobi Orphanage, Nairobi Safari Walk, and Nairobi National Park. He also manages emergencies in the Masai Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit where he works with two rangers and a veterinary assistant to alleviate the pain and suffering of injured animals. This past summer, Dr. Limo worked with PVM students in Kenya affording them hands-on wildlife veterinary and conservation experience. He has been a great mentor to PVM students and an excellent partner within the Kenya Wildlife Service.

In conjunction with Dr. Limo's visit, the Office of International Programs plans these special events:

March 29, 5:30 p.m., Lynn 1136: Dr. Limo: Case Studies and Life of a Wildlife Vet, Exotics Club. In this lecture, Dr. Limo will share some of his most memorable case studies while working with the Mobile Vet Unit. Students also will have the opportunity to learn about Dr. Limo's background and experiences working in both wildlife and conservation medicine.

March 31, 12:30 p.m., Lynn 1136: Dr. Limo Lecture: Adventures & Experiences in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine. This lecture is open to all PVM faculty, staff and students and will focus on Dr. Limo's conservation efforts and the role of the veterinarian within the Kenyan Wildlife Services. He will discuss the problems with the Ivory trade, human and wildlife conflict (such as lions and livestock), and the importance of preserving wildlife throughout the country.

March 31, 6:00 p.m., Vet Med Library in Lynn 1133. IVSA Spring Event: Honoring Dr. Limo's Work with PVM Students & Ceremony for PVM International Certificate. Join us as we honor Dr. Limo, learn about student experiences at the recent International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA) Symposium, and recognize recipients of the International Veterinary Medicine Certificate!

Writer: Will Smith, II, PVM Director of International Programs, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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