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Anesthesiology

The anesthesiology section offers research opportunities in injectable anesthesia, shelter animal anesthesia, inhalant anesthesia and pain management in large, small and exotic animal species.  For more information on anesthesiology research, please contact Dr. Jeff Ko.

This information relates to research activity in anesthesiology.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Animal Behavior

The animal behavior section offers research opportunities in detecting, measuring, treating and preventing psychological stress in companion animals.  For more information on animal behavior research, please contact Dr. Niwako Ogata.

This information relates to research activity in animal behavior. Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Beef Production Medicine

The beef production medicine section offers research opportunities in beef cow-calf production medicine. This section directs the Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Program for beef cattle across Indiana. The beef production medicine section currently has 14 herds throughout the state on which clinicians provide herd consultation on records, genetics, nutrition, fertility, health, marketing and environment. This section's goal is to provide state-of-the-art advice for some of the most progressive beef producers in Indiana, while challenging Purdue University College of Veterinary students to provide these services upon graduation.  For more information on beef production medicine research, please contact Dr. Mark Hilton.

This information relates to research activity in beef production medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Comparative Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology

Comparative cardiovascular medicine research has included cardiovascular physiology studies in dogs, calves, cows, pigs, horses, and gray wolves. The VCS research laboratory is equipped to perform state-of-the-art in vivo cardiovascular studies, including myocardial energetics and systolic and diastolic performance (left ventricular pressure-volume relationship), high fidelity vascular pressure studies, aortic flow-velocity relationship (input impedance), cardiac output (thermodilution) using Swan-Ganz catheters, echocardiography and ultrasonographic determination of flow velocity within blood vessels, and conventional and signal-averaged electrocardiography. In vitro vascular ring and papillary muscle studies can also be performed. 

For more information on interventional cardiology research, plese contact Dr. Daniel Hogan or Dr. Henry Green.

This information relates to research activity in comparative cardiology medicine and interventional cardiology research.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Comparative Oncology

Comparative oncology research includes work in invasive urinary bladder cancer (transitional cell carcinoma), lymphoma, and brain cancer. Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP) scientists are actively involved in the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research,including the Bladder Cancer Focus Group, and the Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue.

The PCOP team also participates in the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC).  The COTC is part of the Comparative Oncology Program at the National Institutes of Health.  The COTC consists of veterinary oncologists all across the country that work together to perform clinical trials in dogs and cats with cancer.  For more information on comparative oncology research, please contact Dr. Deborah Knapp, Dr. David Waters, or Dr. Michael Childress.

This information relates to research activity in comparative oncology.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Dairy Production Medicine

For more information on dairy production medicine research, please contact Dr. Jonathan Townsend.

This information relates to research activity in dairy production medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Diagnostic Imaging

For more information on diagnostic imaging research, please contact Dr. Hock Gan Heng.

This information relates to research activity in diagnostic imaging.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Endocrinology

For more information on endocrinology research, please contact Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff.

This information relates to research activity in endocrinology.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Equine Orthopedic Surgery

For more information on equine orthopedic surgery research, please contact Dr. Stephen Adams, Dr. Jan Hawkins, or Dr. Timothy Lescun.

This information relates to research activity in equine orthopedic surgery.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Equine Medicine

For more information on equine medicine research, please contact Dr. Laurent Couëtil, Dr. Janice Kritchevsky, or Dr. Sandra Taylor.

This information relates to research activity in equine medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Equine Soft Tissue and Reproductive Surgery

For more information on equine soft tissue and reproductive surgery research, please contact Dr. Stephen Adams, Dr. Nickie Baird, Dr. Jan Hawkins, or Dr. Timothy Lescun.

This information relates to research activity in equine soft tissue and reproductive surgery.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Equine Sports Medicine

The Equine Sports Medicine Center is dedicated to the education and support of horsemen and veterinarians through the study of the equine athlete. Graduate research and education uses both basic and applied science to study diseases and causes of decreased performance in equine athletes.  For more information on equine sports medicine research, please contact Dr. Laurent Couëtil.

This information relates to research activity in equine sports medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Food Animal Surgery

The emphasis at this time of the food animal group within the large animal surgery section includes urogenital surgery in the bull and cow.  There are also opportunities to investigate intestinal surgery and motility.  For more information on food animal surgery research, please contact Dr. Nickie Baird.

This information relates to research activity in food animal surgery.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Neurology and Neurosurgery

The neurology and neurosurgery group's research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain disease, spinal cord disease, and disease of peripheral nerves and muscles.  The goal of these efforts is to develop treatments that will benefit veterinary patients, and also provide potential translation to human patients.

Dr. Timothy Bentley is currently working to establish a comparative brain tumor treatment program, and has funded research programs in translational brain tumor research, including disease biomarkers, minimally-invasive neurosurgical procedures, and novel drug therapies. 

Together with a colleague in North Carolina, Dr. Amy Fauber has developed a surgical treatment for Wobbler syndrome with the goal of improving treatment options for this syndrome. 

For more information on neurology and neurosurgery research, please contact Dr. Timothy Bentley or Dr. Amy Fauber.

This information relates to research activity in neurology and neurosurgery.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Ophthalmology

For more information on ophthalmology research, please contact Dr. Jean Stiles or Dr. Wendy Townsend.

This information relates to research activity in ophthalmology.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Orthopedics

The mission of the musculoskeletal research group is to improve the quality of care of animal and human orthopedic patients, by a combination of basic and translational research. The focus of the group is on equine fracture repair, arthritis, biocompatibility evaluation of traditional and biological orthopedic devices, muscle/tendon disease and repair, methods for preventing or treating orthopedic infections, peri-operative pain management, canine gait analysis and pediatric orthopedic conditions. Active research collaborations with researchers from within and outside Purdue University exist in these areas.  Learn more>>

For more information on orthopedics research, please contact Dr. Gert Breur, Dr. Stephen Adams, Dr. Nickie Baird, Dr. Amy Fauber, Dr. Hock Gan Heng, Dr. Nicolaas Lambrechts, Dr. Timothy Lescun, or Dr. Ralph Millard.

This information relates to research activity in orthopedics.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Radiation Oncology

For more information on radiation oncology research, please contact Dr. Jeannie Poulson.

This information relates to research activity in radiation oncology.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Reproduction

For more information on reproduction research, please contact Dr. Lawrence Horstman, Dr. Augustine Peter, or Dr. Katherine Naughton.

This information relates to research activity in reproduction.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Shelter Medicine Program

The Purdue Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program offers research opportunities in infectious diseases, population medicine, animal welfare and animal behavior in dogs and cats.  Current infectious diseases research includes an ongoing 5-year controlled study of feline immunodeficiency virus in naturally infected cats and investigations into upper respiratory tract disease in shelter cats.  For more information on shelter medicine research, please contact Dr. George Moore or Dr. Lynetta Freeman.

This information relates to research activity in shelter medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

For more information on small animal emergency and critical care medicine research, please contact Dr. Paula Johnson or Dr. Elizabeth Thomovsky.

This information relates to research activity in small animal emergency and critical care medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Small Animal Medicine

For more information on small animal medicine research, please contact Dr. Larry Adams, Dr. Lynn GuptillDr. Nolie Parnell, or Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff.

This information relates to research activity in small animal medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Small Animal Soft Tissue and Surgery

The soft tissue surgery section offers intermittent research opportunities in minimally invasive surgery, wound healing, various topics for clinical research, patient support, and tissue engineering.  Learn more>>

For more information on small animal soft tissue and surgery research, please contact Dr. Gary Lantz, Dr. Lynetta Freeman or Dr. Heather Millard.

This information relates to research activity in small animal soft tissue and surgery.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>

Swine Production Medicine

For more information on swine production medicine research, please contact Dr. Darryl Ragland, Dr. Sandra San Miguel, or Dr. Michael Hill.

This information relates to research activity in swine production medicine.  Residency programs designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  Learn more>>