PVM Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine presents Distinguished Alumni Awards annually at a special Awards Celebration, which is held as part of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians each September. Nominations are due by February. Nomination instructions and materials are available via the links listed below:
Due: March 31, 2015
The Distinguished Alumnus Award dates back to 1978, when the first award was given posthumously to Dr. David Mullis (PU DVM ’67). The award was established by the members of the Class of 1967 as a memorial tribute to their classmate. A total of 56 of the College’s more than three-thousand Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduates have been honored as Distinguished Alumni.
Purpose: To honor our DVM alumni for excellence in the veterinary profession
Eligibility: Any veterinarian who has been in possession of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University for more than five years is eligible for the award.
Criteria for selection: The nominee's contributions to the profession may have been made in any of the following areas:
a) excellence in practice - clinical, diagnostic, public health, regulatory, military
b) excellence in teaching
c) excellence in research
d) excellence in involvement in organized veterinary medicine
e) excellence in service to local community - a humane, caring, helping attitude toward family, friends, clients and community, including, but not limited to, club work (Lions, Kiwanis, etc.), church, school boards, town councils, political parties.
The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Dr. Joe Klopfenstein (PU DVM ’83), a large animal veterinarian from Vermont. To view a video about the recipient, click the link below.
The 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Awards were presented to Dr. Michael Andrews (PU DVM ’83), owner of the Woodcrest Veterinary Clinic in Riverside California, and Dr. Craig Wardrip (PU DVM ’78), co-owner of the Crestwood Animal Clinic in Palos Heights, Ill. at the annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Awards Celebration. To view videos about the recipients’ careers, click on the links below.
The 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Awards were presented to Dr. Ron DeHaven (PU DVM ’75), AVMA executive vice president and Dr. Max Rodibaugh (PU DVM ’77), a nationally recognized swine veterinarian at the annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Awards Celebration. To view videos about the recipients’ careers, click on the links below.
Due: February 16, 2015
Purpose: To honor our Veterinary Technology Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree alumni for excellence in veterinary technology.
Eligibility: Any veterinary technician or veterinary technologist who has been in possession of their Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University for more than five years is eligible for the award.
Criteria for Selection: The nominee's contributions to the profession may have been made in any of the following areas:
1. Practice (clinical, diagnostic, public health, regulatory, military)
4. Service to the profession (e.g. involvement in organized veterinary technology, etc.)
5. Service to the community
The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards was given to Bobbie Kaufman, RVT (PU AS-VT ’87), a veterinary technician and teacher at Brown Mackie College in Michigan City, Ind. To view a video about her career, click on the link below.
The Veterinary Technology Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 2011. The first recipient honored was Kristin Husband, RVT (AS-VT ‘02). To view a video about her career, click on the link below.
Due: February 16, 2015
Beginning in 2015, Purdue Veterinary Medicine is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. Alumni selected for this award will be honored at the Awards Celebration on September 9, 2015 during the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference.
Purpose: To honor recent Purdue Veterinary Medicine DVM and Veterinary Technology graduates for outstanding early career development.
Eligibility: Any veterinarian or veterinary technician who has received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology degree from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine within the last 10 years.
Criteria for Selection:
1. Outstanding early career development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches in research, teaching, public health, government, or clinical practice;
2. Demonstrates leadership in the veterinary profession;
3. Involved in professional organizations, the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association/Purdue Alumni Association, and/or civic organizations;
4. Shows continued promise of significant contributions to the veterinary profession and their community.
Purdue Veterinary Medicine also is pleased to recognize alumni who have received awards and recognition from other organizations. Submit information about awards received to: firstname.lastname@example.org.