Our Impact


Dr. Sandra San Miguel Receives AAVMC’s National Iverson Bell Award

Friday, March 13th, 2020 - The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) recognized Dr. Sandra San Miguel, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s associate dean for engagement, for her tireless efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine by presenting her with the 2020 Iverson Bell Award.



New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Launched for PVM

Friday, March 6th, 2020 - Months of work by Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Diversity Action Committee (DAC) came to fruition last Friday (February 28) as the College’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan was shared during a meeting that served as the official plan launch.



PVM Alumni Win Election to WVC Leadership Positions

Friday, February 28th, 2020 - Two Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduates recently won election to key leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the WVC, now known as the Viticus Group, which hosts the annual WVC Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Debbie White (PU DVM ’94), who just completed a five-year term as a director, was elected vice-president. Dr. Miguel Ortiz (PU DVM 2009) won election as a new director on the board.



Alumni Presented with Prestigious IVMA Awards

Friday, February 28th, 2020 - The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) recently honored three Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni as award recipients at the organization’s 2020 Crossroads Veterinary Conference. Drs. Jerry Rodenbarger (PU DVM ‘79), Steve Sunbury (PU DVM ’93), and Denise Katz (PU DVM 2011) each received prestigious IVMA awards during the annual meeting, which was held in Noblesville, Ind. from January 30 to February 1.



Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Welcomes New Staff Member

Friday, February 28th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome the newest addition to the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Jessyca Waddell, who accepted the position of Vet Up! Outreach Coordinator, effective February 10.



More PVM Students Earn Certificates of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

Friday, February 28th, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognizing a group of DVM and veterinary nursing students who recently completed their Certificates of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Developed in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the certificate program is offered through PVM’s Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.



DVM Student Pursues Her Passion with Elite Equine Experience in the Middle East

Friday, February 21st, 2020 - For Caitlin Smith, a member 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.



Purdue’s Evolved Brand Provides the Next Giant Leap for PVM

Friday, February 14th, 2020 - The word is out – Purdue University has a new look and a new framework for sharing its powerful story in a unified voice focused on Boilermaker determination and achievements toward building a better world together. Captured in the phrase, “Purdue University, the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap,” is the essence of the new branding that officially launched January 30.



Veterinarian-Entrepreneur Visits Lynn Hall to Speak to Students About Diversity

Friday, February 7th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine welcomed reality TV personality and veterinarian Diarra Blue to Lynn Hall on Tuesday, February 4, to speak to veterinary students about what diversity means in the field of veterinary medicine.



Inclusive Excellence Week Facilitates Discussions about Diversity at PVM

Friday, January 31st, 2020 - The week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was filled with a variety of events for the PVM family, organized by the College’s chapter of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment), as part of its third annual Inclusive Excellence Week January 20-23.




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