Hospital & Diagnostic Services
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is a vital animal health resource, providing a full range of services through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital. Home to highly trained specialists in fields ranging from cancer and neurology, to disease diagnostics and food animal production medicine, the College of Veterinary Medicine functions as an advanced center for veterinary medical care and diagnostic services.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) provides comprehensive veterinary care for animals, annually serving more than 16,400 patients through the Small Animal Hospital, more than 1,800 patients in the Large Animal Hospital, and an additional 23,000 food animals and horses through on-farm visits conducted by the Food Animal and Equine Ambulatory Services. Situated in the College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Ind., the VTH operates as an extensive hospital complex comprised of many patient care and diagnostic units. The VTH functions both as a referral hospital for cases requiring advanced diagnostics or specialized care, and as a clinic for routine wellness care for pets belonging to residents of Tippecanoe County and Purdue University employees.
The VTH also is vital to the education of veterinary students, post-graduate veterinarians, and veterinary technology students, providing practical hands-on training in an actual hospital setting for the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary technicians. In this way, the VTH supports the education of approximately 40 residents and interns, 100 clinical year DVM students, and 30 veterinary technology students each year.
To serve the needs of the VTH patients and fulfill its educational mission, the VTH relies on the College of Veterinary Medicine's premier faculty, which includes more than 50 specialists in every specialty care field. Complimented by a team of exceptional veterinary technicians and technologists (the nurses in veterinary medicine), and many other supporting staff, these faculty members ensure that any animal visiting the VTH is in great hands whether for routine pet care, specialty care, or emergency services.
The Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital is a premier performance horse hospital providing specialty medical and surgical services while supporting equine research and education. The hospital is equipped with some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment including an Equine 4DDI diagnostic imaging system, which contains two robotic arms, allowing a horse to walk in-between for more efficient processing. Horse owners and trainers will have access to a team of specialists and the most current diagnostic tests and most effective therapeutics, including advanced diagnostic imaging, shockwave therapy, nuclear medicine, regenerative medicine, endoscopic laser surgery and specialized equine orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
The Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital is located at 350 W. Bassett Road in Shelbyville, Indiana.
The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) serves the people of Indiana and the nation by diagnosing diseases in livestock, poultry, companion animals, and fish and wildlife, as well as by providing blood testing of animals for show, sale and federal and state disease programs.
The ADDL is a full-service diagnostic facility with state-of-the-art equipment and nationally and internationally recognized staff. The main laboratory is located on the Purdue University Campus, adjacent to the College of Veterinary Medicine, in West Lafayette, Ind. Additionally, the ADDL operates a branch laboratory — Heeke ADDL — which is located at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center in Dubois County.