Faculty & Staff


Two PVM Faculty Named as Distinguished Professors

Friday, June 26th, 2020 - The Purdue University Board of Trustees ratified four distinguished professors, including two in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at its board meeting June 11. The two PVM faculty are Dr. Ourania Andrisani, who was named a Distinguished Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, and Dr. Deborah Knapp, who was named a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology. They are the first women faculty members in the college’s history to be named distinguished professors.



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.



Your Pets are Stressed Out, Too

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans – but chances are their furry companions are likely feeling the same way.



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.



Experts in Department of Comparative Pathobiology Share Insights Related to COVID-19

Monday, June 15th, 2020 - Three Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology have been either interviewed by major media outlets or featured by the Purdue News Service to share their unique perspectives related to the COVID-19 pandemic.



BMS Scholar Helps Lead Cancer Research Team Harnessing Protein Power to Stop Tumor Growth

Monday, June 15th, 2020 - Dr. Marxa Figueiredo, associate professor of basic medical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, played a leadership role on a team of Purdue University scientists who have created a new therapy option that may help halt tumor growth in certain cancers such as prostate, which is among the most common types of cancer in men.



In Memory: Longtime PVM Staff Member Elizabeth “Liz” Brooks

Friday, June 12th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is deeply saddened by the passing of Liz Brooks. A key contributor to the college's Business Office team and part of the PVM family for over 20 years, Liz passed away Sunday, June 7.



Protect Purdue Initiative Spotlights ADDL Director in Crowdfunding Video

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - Purdue University has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the Protect Purdue initiative and the critical resources required for the safe reopening of campus this fall, and a video in support of the campaign spotlights the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.



COVID-19 and Animal Behavior

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 - Just recently Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney was interviewed by Jim Richards on Newstalk 1010 about how COVID-19 is affecting animals and pets. You can listen along at iHeartRadio.



Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist

Monday, May 11th, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine‘s Dr. Candace Croney, Director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science and Professor Animal Behavior & Well-being was interviewed by CNN on how the closure of meatpacking plants are forcing farmers to turn to Craigslist to sell their animals. Read the full story at Plant closures prompt farmers to advertise hogs on Craigslist on CNN.




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