New Grant for Priority 4 Paws Supports Shelter Medicine Education and Services

Friday, December 13th, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s mobile surgery unit, Priority 4 Paws (P4P), is a shelter medicine program that combines community service with education to provide invaluable learning experiences for fourth-year veterinary students. Now the program is getting a significant boost in the form of a $150,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Dr. Emily Curry, visiting assistant professor of mobile surgery and shelter medicine, says the funding will enhance the mobile surgery unit’s service-learning initiatives in partnership with Marion County, Ind., animal shelters.

PVM Students Receive Awards at 2019 ACVP/ASCVP Annual Meeting

Friday, December 13th, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the 2019 Concurrent Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP), with a number of DVM and graduate students competing in award competitions.

PVM-led Research on the Blood-Brain Barrier Featured on Cover of Scientific Journal

Friday, November 15th, 2019 - The most recently published research by the Comparative Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, was featured on the cover of Oncotarget, a peer-reviewed bio-medical journal. Dr. Gozde Uzunalli, postdoctoral research associate, was the first author of the article, which highlighted how the blood-brain barrier transitions into the blood-tumor barrier when it is disturbed by cancer cells. The research was led by Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology.

Wet and Wild! Second MOAAR Symposium Draws Crowd of 100

Friday, November 15th, 2019 - With a focus on the skillsets needed to treat aquatic, amphibian, and reptilian patients, the 2nd biennial Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles (MOAAR) Symposium at Lynn Hall was a success, attracting an audience of nearly 100.

Second MOAAR Symposium to Feature Range of Exotic Animal Medicine Experts

Friday, November 1st, 2019 - The Purdue Veterinary Exotic Animal Club (PVEAC) will be hosting the second MOAAR Symposium next weekend, November 9 and 10, with speakers from across the country as well as Central America. MOAAR stands for “Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles,” and the goal of the symposium is to educate students about medicine for species that are not focused on as part of their general veterinary studies.

Students Hear Update on New Building Plans during State of the College Address

Friday, October 18th, 2019 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed took time to provide veterinary students with a recap of developments in the past year during his annual State of the College address Wednesday, October 16, in Lynn 1136.

PVM Dog Jog Showcases Human-Animal Bond in Action

Friday, October 4th, 2019 - With 135 runners and more than 70 dogs, the 2019 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog attracted quite the turnout! Purdue SAVMA, the PVM Chapter of the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association, hosted the event, which was organized by a team of student volunteers led by event chair Javier Pino of the DVM Class of 2021.

Fall International Extravaganza Gives PVM Students Insight into Study Abroad Opportunities

Friday, October 4th, 2019 - Students gained a global perspective on veterinary education at the 2019 Fall Extravaganza hosted by Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Global Engagement and the Purdue Chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA).

Students and Alumni Make a Good Showing in Veterinary History Essay Contest

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 - Congratulations are in order for Dr. Brooke Fourthman, of the DVM Class of 2019, for her success in the 2019 J. Fred Smithcors Veterinary History Essay Contest, which she entered while she was a student.

Study Led by PVM Researchers Looks at If or How Service Dogs Help Children with Autism

Friday, September 27th, 2019 - As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs. Yet, even though the number of service dogs being provided for children with autism is growing, there is a lack of scientific evidence on whether, or how, these dogs help. In addition, minimal research has explored how these dogs may help parents – who often face significant stress and challenges of their own. A group of Purdue Veterinary Medicine researchers is launching a new study this fall to find out.

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