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VCS Seminar: Dr. Nolie Parnell

VCS Seminar - Dr. Nolie Parnell

Dr. Nolie Parnell is a faculty candidate for the tenure-track associate professor of small animal internal medicine position. Dr. Parnell earned her DVM degree from North Carolina State University. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a residency program in small animal internal medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York. Dr. Parnell is board certified in small animal internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is currently a clinical associate professor of small animal internal medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. One (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit is offered for this seminar.

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VCS Seminar: Dr. LaTisha Taylor

VCS Seminar - Dr. LaTisha Taylor

This case based seminar will focus on the surgical options most commonly recommended to treat primary glaucoma in dogs.  ‘Glaucoma’ refers to a group of eye diseases generally characterized by elevations in intraocular pressure (IOP) that cause the death of the retinal ganglion cells (RGC) with subsequent permanent vision loss.  Glaucoma is a common cause of blindness in dogs and controlling the elevations in IOP can be most frustrating. Early recognition of primary glaucoma is mandatory if successful regulation of IOP with vision preservation is to be achieved.  Traditionally, medical management was the initial approach for providing rapid decreases in IOP, restoring comfort, and preserving vision.  However, the lasting effects were shortened due to the primary glaucoma’s underlying pathophysiology.

Surgical intervention for primary glaucoma has many promising outcomes for our veterinary patients and displays the potential to salvage vision and control IOP.  These potential surgical interventions include cyclodestructive procedures or implantation of glaucoma drainage devices and both will be discussed.  However, client expectations, therapeutic goals, status of vision, and financial constraints must also be considered to select the most appropriate surgical option for each patient. Proper case selection will also be considered during the seminar.

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Pet Bird Symposium

Pet Bird Symposium

Preliminary Program
Registration (Online registration closes 11/4/14. Please contact Marti Burns at mhburns@purdue.edu or 765-494-0611 if you need to register after this date. Late fees apply.)
Travel Information

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Coppoc One Health Lecture

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Lynn Hall, Room 1136
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

A new Purdue Veterinary Medicine tradition will be established in November with the first annual Coppoc One Health lecture to be presented by Dr. Elaine Ostrander, a researcher from the National Human Genome Research Institute.  The program in Lynn Hall November 13 will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m.  The lecture will follow at 7:00, when Dr. Ostrander will speak about the contributions of research toward human and animal health and well-being. Dr. Ostrander’s research focuses on genetic mapping as it relates to cancer in humans and their canine companions.

Everyone who has an interest in human and animal health is invited to attend the reception and lecture that is free and open to the public. One continuing education (CE) credit will be offered for this lecture. 

The program is being held in honor of Dr. Gordon Coppoc, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor of veterinary pharmacology, and his wife, Harriet.  A long-time faculty member and former head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr. Coppoc now serves as Director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and Associate Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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PCOP 35th Anniversary

Save the Date - PCOP 35th Anniversary

Friday, November 14, 2014
Lyles Porter Hall, Room 1160
715 Clinic Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

This one day symposium celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP). PCOP was established to highlight the similarities between certain cancers in pets, especially dogs, and in human beings, and to encourage the use of “spontaneous” cancers in client-owned dogs to evaluate new treatments before they are tested in human clinical trials. The symposium will feature presentations by invited MDs and veterinary oncologists on three types of cancers, bladder, brain and lymphoma. There will also be updates from the Purdue Center of Cancer Research.

Six continuing education credits are offered for this program. To view the preliminary program, click here.

There is no cost to attend this event but registration is required. To register, click here. Online registration closes 11/12/14.

This event is sponsored by: Endocyte, Purdue’s Center for Cancer Research, Purdue’s Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) and Purdue Veterinary Medicine.

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Horseman's Forum

Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration opens in November.

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Small Animal Veterinary Technology Symposium

PVM's First Small Animal Veterinary Technician Specialty Symposium
March 1, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lynn Hall, Room 1136
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Cost (includes lunch): $75 for technicians, $25 for students

Up to 7 hours of CE available

Lectures will consist of sessions with DVMs and technicians with specialties (VTS) in Clinical Practice, Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Anesthesia. Registration will open in October.

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Purdue Veterinary Medicine Annual Fall Conference Future Dates Schedule

Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Annual Fall Conference will be held on on the following dates on the Purdue University-West Lafayette Campus. For additional information contact Marti Burns. Registration always begins on June 1st of the Conference year.

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Past Events

Bone Marrow Workshop Presentations

Note: These presentations are password protected and intended for workshop attendees only.

1. BM Histopath Review (.pdf)

2. BM Cytologic Evaluation (.pdf)

3. 12 Cyto-Histo Case Presentations (.pdf)

4a. Project Case Presentations (.pdf)

4b. Multihead Cases (.pdf)

5. Purdue 20 Self-Study Cases (.pdf)

6. Timed Assessment (.pdf)