Alumni


In Memory: Dr. Lisa Rozgony (PU DVM ‘76)

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumna, Dr. Lisa Rozgony, passed away May 17 in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was 67.



Virtual Alumni Panel Highlights Importance of Mental Health

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which served as an excellent opportunity for Purdue Veterinary Medicine to shed light on an incredibly important, yet difficult topic to address in the veterinary profession. The college hosted a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, May 19, to provide an outlet for veterinary professionals to candidly talk about how they are addressing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Virtual Alumni Panel Discussion Keeps Veterinary Professionals Together Even While Apart

Friday, May 8th, 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 Wednesday, April 29. The panel featured three PVM alumni who candidly shared their unique experiences navigating these uncharted waters during this unprecedented time.



In Memory: Dr. Robert E. Matus (PU DVM ’77)

Friday, May 8th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened to learn that a member of the DVM Class of 1977, Dr. Robert E. Matus, has died. Dr. Matus passed away at his home in West Oneonta, N.Y., on April 28. He was 71.



New Assistant Dean at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is Purdue Alumna

Friday, April 24th, 2020 - Dr. Sara Connolly, a member of the Purdue DVM Class of 2006, now is serving in the newly created position of assistant dean for student success at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.



Dr. Bret Marsh Honored with Prestigious Service Award

Friday, March 27th, 2020 - In recognition of his persistent pursuit of improved animal health, Indiana State Veterinarian Bret Marsh (PU DVM ’84), recently was awarded the National Pork Board’s Distinguished Service Award.



Alumnus Appointed as New AASV President

Friday, March 27th, 2020 - Dr. Jeffrey Harker (PU DVM ’94) assumed the top office in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) earlier this month when he began his term as the association’s president. This next step for Dr. Harker in his career dedicated to swine practice reflects a pattern of service in multiple organizations.



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.



Prestigious Veterinary Teaching Award Presented to PVM Alumnus

Friday, March 13th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine graduate Jerome Masty (PU DVM '78), a member of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, recently was honored as the recipient of the 2019 AAVMC Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award.



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.




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