PVM in the News

News articles published by various media and the Purdue News Service that refer to or feature the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and/or its faculty and staff members.

Purdue's building a new, $35M equine hospital

August 4, 2017 | Journal and Courier - Purdue University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital is set to receive a major facelift in the coming years, complete with three new state-of-the-art buildings. Read the full story.

Trustees approve major WL, PNW facilities; other projects

August 4, 2017 | Purdue University - Purdue University trustees on Friday (Aug. 4) gave approvals to plan, finance, construct and award construction contracts for a new large animal/equine hospital and a renovation and addition to the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus. Trustees also provided approval to finance, construct and award a construction contract for a new Bioscience Innovation Building at Purdue Northwest’s Hammond campus. Read the full story.

Rare infectious disease found in dog treated by Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 1, 2017 | Purdue University - Everything seemed great for Spice, a 2-year-old Australian heeler rescue from Oklahoma. A nice woman in Indiana had just adopted her and promised her a forever home. However, things took a turn for the worst soon after moving to Indiana. Read the full story.

Veterinary Schools Engage Diverse Youth to Inspire Veterinarians of the Future

May 9, 2017 | INSIGHT Into Diversity - Many children who love animals dream of becoming veterinarians. Although not all of these young people will realize that goal, there is general agreement in the profession that it is important to encourage youth, starting from an early age, to pursue careers in veterinary medicine — especially those who are underrepresented in the field. Read the full story.

Veterinary School Research Reveals Psychological, Physiological Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

April 27, 2017 | INSIGHT Into Diversity - At veterinary schools across the country, researchers are working to uncover the science behind what so many animal lovers and pet owners already know: Animals are good for our health. Read the full story.

Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health

April 6, 2017 | Time Magazine - Being a pet in America is a plum gig. Pets are incredibly well loved: according to a 2015 Harris poll, 95% of owners think of their animal as a member of the family. About half buy them birthday presents. And it's a two-way street. People who have pets tend to have lower blood pressure, heart rate and heart-disease risk than those who don't. Those health boons may come from the extra exercise that playing and walking require, and the stress relief of having a steady best friend on hand. Read the full story.

An old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment for spinal cord injuries

March 28, 2017 | Purdue University - A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and severity of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries. Read the full story.

Police Dog Shot Last Month In Gary Still Recovering

February 21, 2017 | ABC 7 Chicago - A police dog wounded in a shootout in Gary, Ind., last month got new X-rays Tuesday. Blade, a 6-year-old Dutch shepherd with four years on the Lake County Sheriff's Department's Gang Unit, was injured in January during a traffic stop in the 700-block of 42nd Avenue. Read the full story.

Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital preparing to accept first patients

February 14, 2017 | United States Trotting Association - As Dr. Timm Gudehus contends with the flurry of activity surrounding the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital in Shelbyville, Ind., which opens its doors for business on Feb. 20, he does so with a tremendous amount of anticipation and a level of excitement that may only rival capturing a classic race. Read the full story.

PVM’s Team Neuro Performs Rare Surgery on Prized Pittsburgh Water Rescue Dog

January 29, 2017 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - The work of Purdue Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Tim Bentley and his Team Neuro was featured in a recent newspaper story about a rare spinal surgery performed on an extremely talented water rescue dog from Pittsburgh, Pa. The article by writer David Templeton in the January 29 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes a traumatic case involving Anchor, a five-and-a-half-year-old female Leonberger highly trained in the skills needed to rescue distressed humans in water. Anchor was diagnosed as having a tumor of the spinal cord in her lower back, and was referred to PVM’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Read the full story.

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