Academics


Purdue Veterinary Student Wins Prize in Veterinary History Essay Contest

Friday, June 26th, 2020 - A string of strong performances by Purdue veterinary students in a national veterinary history essay contest continued this year with four entries being submitted, one of which placed second. Congratulations to Anna Adams, of the DVM Class of 2021, who won Second Prize in the Smithcors Veterinary History Essay Contest.



Registration Open for Virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, June 26th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Conference will feature a new twist for 2020, as it will be offered in a virtual format, which will allow attendees to join in on conference sessions and activities from their own home or office. The conference will utilize an app, called “Whova,” to launch the event in a virtual format, showcasing our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap in veterinary medicine! Conference registration is now open.



Veterinary Medicine Online: PVM Meets the COVID-19 Challenge Virtually

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - The rigor of the veterinary medical curriculum is legendary, and the heritage of face-to-face instruction in classrooms, laboratories, and clinics is cherished. So when COVID-19 reached pandemic status, and Purdue University had to make a sudden change from on-campus classes to online courses, in less than two weeks' time, faculty and staff faced a more than daunting challenge.



Tradition Triumphs as Purdue and PVM Host Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - Life is unpredictable, as we have been so starkly reminded in the past few months. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began to obliterate plans for long-held spring-time traditions, especially graduation ceremonies, we all had a chance to realize anew that the success which earns true respect does not flow from an absence of change, but from the character, tenacity, and persistence required to meld change into new opportunity. So, as Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine recognized that there was no way to safely conduct in-person May commencement exercises, teams set about planning something unprecedented – graduation ceremonies in the realm of virtual reality.



Veterinary Professionals Together Even While Apart

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - The topic of how veterinarians are adapting their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic spawned healthy discussion as Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a virtual panel discussion April 29.



Purdue VOICE Chapter Receives 2019 Programming Excellence Award

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Purdue’s Chapter of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Excellence) has won the organization’s National Programming Excellence Award.



Driven to Lead, Purdue Veterinary Nurse Takes Reins as NAVC President at Onset of Pandemic

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - At the beginning of the year, Paige Allen, MS, RVT, assistant director of academic advising and recruiting for the Purdue Veterinary Nursing Program, knew she was embarking on an exciting challenge. Effective January 21, she stepped into the role of president of the Board of Directors for the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), one of the world’s largest nonprofits providing continuing education for veterinary professionals.



Founder of Veterinary Specialist Services Conducts Online Koala Conservation Lecture

Monday, June 15th, 2020 - Taking Purdue University’s shift to remote instruction in stride, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Engagement team welcomed Dr. Philip Moses, koala conservation expert, for a live Zoom lecture on April 6.



Class of 2020 Spotlight: DVM Student Pursued Her Passion with Elite Equine Experience in the Middle East

Monday, June 15th, 2020 - For Dr. Caitlin Smith, a graduate of the DVM Class of 2020, the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap took her across the globe to Dubai, where she became the first Purdue veterinary student to participate in the highly selective Dubai Equine Hospital Externship Program.



White Coat Ceremony Combines Tradition with Virtual Reality

Friday, June 12th, 2020 - After students braved the “new normal” brought on during the spring semester by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine sought to ensure their memorable achievements were recognized. So a beloved tradition known as the White Coat Ceremony became all the more important this year to mark the third-year students’ transition into their clinical experiences. With no way to safely conduct in-person events, teams set about planning a White Coat Ceremony in the realm of virtual reality.




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