Archived News

Stories published by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, listed in chronological order.

PVM’s Dr. Pat Wakenell Receives Hovde Award for Exemplary Service to Rural Indiana

December 15, 2017 - When a deadly avian flu outbreak threatened the nation’s poultry industry in 2015, Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member Pat Wakenell was at the forefront of efforts to contain the spread of the disease. Read the full story.

Pets for People Welcomes New Therapy Teams

December 15, 2017 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Pets for People club held its annual therapy animal team evaluations November 18 for those wishing to register their personal pets as therapy animals via the national organization Pet Partners. Read the full story.

Winter Holiday Survival Guide for Your Pet

December 15, 2017 - The holidays are wonderful times for families and friends. But they aren’t without risks for our animal companions. Read the full story.

Dean’s Column

December 12, 2017 - 'Talk is cheap,' people say. And it’s true. That’s why at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, we measure progress in terms of value and action. In that light, the past year has proven to be both exciting and noteworthy. Read the full story.

Plans for New Purdue Veterinary Medicine Hospital Take Shape

December 12, 2017 - Newly produced architects’ renderings reveal the initial design concepts for a multiple phase Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) project that ultimately will create a stunning new look for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and address critical needs related to its missions of learning, discovery, and service to animal owners and referring veterinarians. Read the full story.

PVM Provides Training on Opioid-reversal Drug Narcan to Protect Police Dogs from Opioid Overdoses

December 12, 2017 - At the Lafayette Police Department training compound, K9 Vasco sniffed around the room, nose to the ground, and indicated that he found something good. Just like your dog at home, police dogs are hardwired to smell everything, but K9 officers like Vasco are trained specifically to smell illegal drugs. Read the full story.

Rare Case Leads ADDL Resident to First-time Discovery in White-tailed Deer

December 12, 2017 - When Dr. Andrea Vanderpool (PU DVM 2004), resident in anatomic pathology at the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, received a biopsy submission of a farmed deer in Indiana, she wasn’t aware she was looking at a landmark discovery. Read the full story.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine Equine Specialist Researches Better Treatments for Sepsis in Horses Using Innovative, Multimodal Approach

December 12, 2017 - Sepsis is a common cause of illness and death in both humans and animals worldwide, and occurs when infection leads to overwhelming, whole-body inflammation. In the majority of cases, infections resolve quickly by the use of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, but widespread inflammation can lead to shock, organ failure, and death. Read the full story.

PVM Cancer Researcher Collaborates on Creating Device to Identify Risks for Breast Cancer

December 12, 2017 - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Professor of Cancer Pharmacology Sophie Lelièvre is moving mountains with her contributions to breast cancer research. Read the full story.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine Receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

December 12, 2017 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Read the full story.

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