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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Dr. Michael Andrews (PU DVM ’83) and Dr. Craig Wardrip (PU DVM ’78) received the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of their respective accomplishments in private practice and laboratory animal medicine.  Dr. Andrews owns the Woodcrest Veterinary Clinic in Riverside California.  An avid mountain climber, Dr. Andrews not only has ascended some of the world’s tallest mountain peaks, he also has ascended to the highest levels of leadership in several veterinary organizations, including service as president of the American Animal Hospital Association.   To view Dr. Andrews’ video, click the video link below.

Dr. Craig Wardrip co-owns the Crestwood Animal Clinic in Palos Heights, Ill., with his wife and classmate Sue.  In addition to working in private practice, Dr. Wardrip served in the military in Operation Desert Shield and Storm, and gained additional training to become board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and begin a second career as associate professor of clinical surgery and chief of the Large Animal Clinical Services at the University of Chicago.  Craig and Sue also have been ardent, long-time supporters of Purdue Veterinary Medicine, creating unique handcrafted gifts each year for the annual Fall Auction, taking the lead in organizing class fund-drives, and personally endowing a scholarship for veterinary students who face challenges similar to their experiences as the College’s first married couple to enter veterinary school as classmates. To view Dr. Wardrip’s video, click the video link below.

Distinguished Alumni Awards2013 PVM Distinguished Alumni Michael Andrews (left) and Craig Wardrip.


Dr. Michael Andrews

Dr. Craig Wardrip

To view photos taken by photographer Ed Lausch, visit http://www.lauschphotography.com/ using 2013dvmawards as the username and 2013purduedvm as the password.