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Fall Conference Special Events

IAHF/PVM Golf Outing

Golf OutingJoin us for a fun and exciting round of golf prior to the start of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference! The golf outing will be held at the Purdue Ackerman Hills Course and is coordinated by the Indiana Animal Health Foundation and Purdue Veterinary Medicine. All funds raised will be used for scholarships and the support of student activities. Please register at this website.


Indiana Veterinary Technicians Association (IVTA) Luncheon

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge
11:40 a.m.

IVTA Luncheon

Disaster Preparedness: How Can I Help as an RVT?

We will be discussing some of the current plans in place to help the animal population in the face of a disaster of any kind or scale.  Information on how the specialized skills and training of the RVT can be utilized by authorities in a disaster or emergency will be explained.  Please come and learn how invaluable you are as a professional in your service to both fellow animals and their humans.  Opportunities for actively getting involved in the emergency preparedness and disaster response will be covered. 


Awards Celebration

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour

6:30 p.m. Dinner

$40 / person
$15 / student (limited space)

Join us for a delightful evening as we honor the College's distinguished alumni and educators. A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p. m. in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Following dinner, heartwarming videos featuring the award recipients and their nominators will showcase these exceptional Purdue Veterinary Medicine family members.


Dean's Club Luncheon

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$25 / person

Dean Willie Reed hosts an appreciation event each fall for members of the PVM Dean's Club.

Dr. Curtis Eng, DVM ’88 will be our guest presenter. Dr. Eng is the Chief Veterinarian and Manager of the California Condor Program for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical

Note: Alumni and friends who make a gift of $500 or more during the calendar year are recognized with membership in the PVM Dean's Club. If you would like to become a member, please call 1-800-830-0104 to talk with a member of the Office of Advancement team.


Combined Medicine Mixer & Auction- New Day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction & Hors d'oeurves

This year we are trying a new approach to our Auction by having a basket auction.  The baskets can be any size, they can have a theme, or they can center around some kind of “experience” (travel/vacations, relaxation, teaching/learning experience at a clinic, etc.) with items related to the experience in the basket.  If you have traditionally donated handmade items to the Auction, please consider adding related accessories to that item(s) to complete your basket. 

Auction Donation Form (.pdf)

Here is a list of potential basket ideas (.pdf)

7:00 p.m. Auction closes

7:15 p.m. Class Reunion Recognition Program

8:00 p.m. Private Class Reunions planned by each reunion class

Please register to attend this complimentary event so we may have a projected number of attendees.

Don't miss this complimentary event in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) Ballrooms that celebrates reunion classes and supports scholarships and other student-related projects. The Auction will close at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Class Reunion Recognition program. The evening is sure to be full of laughs, friendly competition, and memories. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

View some of the baskets offered at the Auction

Auction Baskets


Class Reunion Events

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Various locations – determined by each reunion class

8:00 p.m.

The Fall Conference schedule includes a block of time for your class to plan your own private reunion beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 following the class recognition program at the Medicine Mixer and Auction.  Commemorating this milestone will bring opportunities for you to catch up with old friends and see how much the College and the Purdue campus have changed, yet stayed the same.  Most of all, planning a class reunion will offer you a chance to share your class pride as you reflect on your individual and collective accomplishments, and the successes that are still to come.  If you would like to help plan a Thursday evening reunion activity for your class, please contact Wendi Ailor, director of alumni relations, at 765-496-6704 or wailor@purdue.edu.   We are happy to help make connections among classmates as you plan your reunion and work with you to create your reunion experience. 


Class of 1963 50th Reunion Dinner

Friday, September 13, 2013

Spurgeon Club, Mackey Arena

5:30 p.m.

The first class to reach its 50th reunion milestone is the Class of 1963.  A special dinner will be held in their honor as they gather to reminisce and renew acquaintances.  Plans are in the works for a fun and memorable evening that includes music by a Glee Club specialty group, remarks from class members, and a few other surprises. 


 Pre-game Tailgate and Football Game

Saturday, September 14, 2013

PVM Tailgate: 5:00 p.m.

Kickoff: 8:00 p.m.

Rankin Track (Tent City) and Ross-Ade Stadium

The College of Veterinary Medicine is the official sponsor of the Purdue vs. Notre Dame football game.  PVM alumni and friends are invited to a pre-game tailgate sponsored by Elanco and Patterson. The college will receive special recognition throughout the game.  A limited number of tickets are available to purchase through the Fall Conference registration website.


2013 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog

dog jog logoSaturday, September 14, 2013

Lynn Hall

8:00 a.m.

The Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog combines the annual Road Race and the student-run Dog Jog for a great event that embraces the rich tradition and history of Purdue Veterinary Medicine. This 5K run/walk, sponsored by McAfee Animal Hospital attracts faculty, staff, students, alumni and their dogs. The race will begin at Lynn Hall and route through campus on Saturday, September 14, 2013, the conclusion of the Fall Conference week. All proceeds will go to the PetSafe Program, a community service offered by Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine to meet the short-term housing needs of pets whose owners are temporarily unable to provide care. Please register here.