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Students to Benefit from Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association Appropriations

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 - The Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA) Board of Directors has approved financial support for three new initiatives that will help Purdue Veterinary Medicine students and recruitment efforts in the upcoming academic year.  The board made the budget decisions during a meeting held virtually on June 9. In preparing its 2020-2021 fiscal-year budget, the board sought...



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.



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.



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.



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.



Global Engagement Launches Summer Online Series

Friday, June 12th, 2020 - With study abroad plans cancelled in light of university travel restrictions this summer, the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Office of Global Engagement has launched an online series, “Global Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine.” Tailored to students, the series aims to provide a better understanding of veterinary medicine’s impact throughout the world and give participants a comprehensive view of the various career paths available to veterinary professionals by way of a virtual trip around the world.



Graduate Students Honored with PVM Research Day Awards

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - Among the many changes to Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s spring schedule induced by the COVID-19 pandemic was the cancellation of the annual PVM Research Day. Nevertheless recipients were selected for the research awards customarily presented during the event.



Purdue On-demand Commencement Honors PVM Graduates

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 - In a normal year, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s traditional Oath Ceremony would follow the Purdue University commencement exercises in the Elliott Hall of Music, yet this year’s far-from-normal events induced by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a heroic effort to develop alternate plans. Purdue University converted its beloved traditional commencement ceremony into an on-demand virtual presentation, which included the reading of the names of DVM and Veterinary Nursing graduates.




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