Student-Led Events 

Open House

open house

Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine Open House is an annual, free event for the public that highlights the veterinary profession. Co-chairs are responsible for running the event. They also have a team of committee members that help organize fundraising, social media publicity, and demonstrations.

Information about the Open House can be found at

Co-Chairs: Kristen Sequeira and Molly Zakutansky.

Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog


The Dog Jog is an annual event that occurs in September during the PVM Fall Conference. It is a 5K race on Purdue’s campus. Runners can run/walk with their dogs. Proceeds go towards Purdue’s PetSafe program. The PetSafe program is a community service program to meet housing needs of pets whose owners are temporarily unable to give them care. More information about the event and the PetSafe program can be found at

Dog Jog Chair: Vacant due to COVID-19 Restrictions. 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner is an annual event that occurs in November. Faculty and students come together to share a meal and partake in games organized by Purdue SAVMA. 

Event Chairs: Katy Harris, Kate Gannon, and Gabby Miller.

Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is an annual event held in January. It is a formal event that involves dancing and eating some delicious food!

Event Chair: Katy Harris, Kate Gannon, and Gabby Miller.

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