Certificate Program

Click to download the PVM Certificate Program date listingThe Global Veterinary Medicine Certificate Program was created to provide PVM students with a complete cross-cultural experience (before, during, and after traveling abroad). The certificate is tailored to give students a better understanding of Global Veterinary Medicine and to prepare them to engage with the culture they are entering. Those who complete the certificate will have a comprehensive knowledge of the global engagement options available for PVM students, various scholarship opportunities available (as well as tips on making their application stand out), safety and health tips for traveling abroad, global approaches to veterinary medicine, marketing their study abroad experience upon return, and everyday information that makes their experience worthwhile.

Although, this certificate will not show up on the diploma, it will be a resume booster for future employers. Students can inform future employers that they are not only able to engage globally, but that they have gained organizational, cross-cultural communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills from this certificate program.

Contact the Office of Global Engagement at pvmglobal@purdue.edu to learn more about how to enroll in this program.


  • Must complete the International Veterinary Medicine course (VM 80900) offered in the Spring
  • Must participate in an global engagement experience related to veterinary medicine
  • Required attendance at the “Pre-Departure” lecture before start of travel
  • Must attend the “Marketing Your International Experience” workshop upon return
  • Must attend at least 4 workshops hosted throughout the year



  • Global Engagement Opportunities for Veterinary Medicine Students
  • Funding Your International Experience
  • Global Perspectives on Animal Welfare
  • Getting Immersed In Your Surroundings
  • Clinical Rotations Abroad
  • Global Competency within Veterinary Medicine 


  • Marketing Your International Experience
  • Becoming an IVSA Ambassador

2018 Year in Review

PVM Global Engagement Year in Review

4th Year Opportunities


Contact the Office of Global Engagement at pvminpgm@purdue.edu

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