The 2020 the Purdue Veterinary Conference will take place Sept. 22-26, 2020. Please check back in the Spring of 2020 for updated information on this site. Exhibit Hall registration will open May 1, 2020 and general registration opens June 1, 2020.

Special Events


Purdue Veterinary Conference Special Events

IAHF/PVM Golf Outing

Tuesday, September 17, 2019; Coyote Crossing Golf Course @ 11:00 a.m.

The Indiana Animal Health Foundation and the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Conference are pleased to partner for the annual golf outing! This year’s golf outing will be played at Coyote Crossing Golf Course. The outing will feature fun games, great golf, prizes, and a BBQ lunch. Golf begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Formatted as a modified Florida scramble, this event offers fun for golfers of all skill levels to compete.

All funds raised will be used for scholarships and the support of student activities!  Registration information is here.

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Registration

  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Buffet Lunch Served

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Driving Range Opens

  • 12:30 p.m.: Shotgun Start

  • 5:30 p.m.: Appetizers & Awards Announcement

Awards Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019; PMU North Ballroom @ 5:30 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate! Enjoy an upscale evening of cocktails and dinner honoring top alumni and faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

This year’s award recipients:


Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award Dr. John Christian
Distinguished Alumni Awards Brig. Gen. Timothy Adams, DVM (PU ’86)

Dr. Tom Gillespie (PU ’79)

Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence Dr. Larry Adams
Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award: TBA
Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award: TBA
Excellence in Research Awards Dr. Mohamed Seleem
Excellence in Service Award Dr. Steve Adams
Excellence in Teaching Award Dr. Joanne Messick
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence: Dr. GuangJun Zhang
Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award TBA
Resident Mentor Award TBA

Thursday, September 19, 2019; PMU North Ballroom @ 5:30 p.m.PVM Through the Decades 60th Anniversary Event (formerly Meet Me @ the Mixer)

Mix and mingle with conference attendees while exploring booths throughout the decades of PVM’s 60 years!  The event will kick off with a special performance by Purdue Musical Organizations’ spectacular Purduettes followed by a ceremony honoring our 5 year anniversary classes and a special recognition of the 25th and 50th anniversary classes. Complimentary to registered Continuing Education and Guest registrations!

Class of 1969 Tour and Lunch

Friday, September 20, 2019; Lynn Hall 1192 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reminisce your days in Lynn Hall with your classmates from the class of 1969 during lunch and a tour guided by one of our current DVM students. Then, hop on board the motor coach for a narrated tour of the ever-changing campus landscape and new athletic facilities. Due to size restraints, this event is limited to members of the class of 1969 and their guests. This event will kick off in the Lynn Hall Room 1192 Alumni Faculty Lounges. Please contact Susan Xioufaridou at if you require special transportation consideration.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Dinner

Friday, September 20, 2019; John Purdue Room in Marriott Hall 5:00 p.m.

It’s time for the class of 1969 to relive its glory days at old Purdue as we enjoy special entertainment, libations, and dinner. After dinner, members of the class will share their experiences and recount their favorite memories of the good old days. This event is open to anyone wishing to celebrate the 50th anniversary class.

2019 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog

Saturday, September 21, 2019; Lynn Hall @ 8:00 a.m.

The student-run Dog Jog is a 5k run / walk that attracts faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their dogs. Check-in will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the race starting at 8:00 a.m. from Lynn Hall and routing through campus on Saturday, September 22nd. Proceeds will go to the PetSafe Program and Priority 4 Paws (P4P). PetSafe is a community service offered by Purdue Veterinary Medicine to meet the short-term housing needs of pets whose owners are temporarily unable to provide care. Priority 4 Paws (P4P) is a shelter animal mobile care unit providing surgical services free of charge to Indiana animal shelters. Visit the Dog Jog website to register.

Once again the Dog-Jog is partnering with area shelters to have adoptable dogs running in our race! There will be booths at the finish line to provide information about adoptions. Come run with us and find your new furry friend. All these dogs are looking for forever homes.

Alumni Class Events

Email Susan Xioufaridou, Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events at if you would like to plan a class reunion or if we can help you publicize it to your classmates.

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