Values and Culture

Purdue Veterinary Medicine - Values & Culture

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to globally advance animal health and welfare and human health through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement, as the leading veterinary college for comprehensive education of the veterinary team and for discovery and engagement in selected areas of veterinary and comparative biomedical sciences.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine is also committed to achieving the strategic goal of providing service and knowledge that impact our global society with an emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion, Global Engagement, P-12 Outreach Programs, and Community Service.

Statement of Values

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine affirms the values, culture, and integrity of a land-grant university as set forth in the Purdue University Strategic Plan, New Synergies: 2008-2013.

As a College we: 

  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work.
  • Promote a collegial work and learning environment enhanced by multiple aspects of diversity (with a specific focus on populations that are underrepresented in veterinary medicine as defined by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges). 
  • Emphasize innovation in delivery of our learning, discovery, and engagement programs. 
  • Actively support individual development of our faculty, staff, and students such that they can achieve their full potential as biomedical scientists, professionals, and individuals. 
  • Encourage collaborative, multidisciplinary discovery programs providing a continuum of basic science to applied research benefiting both animal and human health (i.e., translational research). 
  • Encourage participation in activities that enhance the veterinary profession and the reputation of the College. 

The PVM Diversity and Inclusion Plan provides strategies designed to create the climate of inclusive excellence necessary to accomplish the goals listed above. This climate has at its core the encouragement of mutual respect, the recognition internally and externally of high performance, and demonstrable openness and inclusion. Central to the PVM diversity focus is a guiding principle of equal access, equal employment and equal educational opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. 

Click to view the Diversity and Inclusion plan for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Quick Facts

The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only four veterinary colleges in the U.S. that educates all members of the "veterinary team," through programs leading to:

  • Professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Veterinary Nursing
  • Master's and Ph.D. degrees
  • Residency programs leading to specialty board certification

Student Population:

DVM: 335
VN: 84 (AS: 43; BS:41)
VNDL: 150
Graduate/Intern/Residency: 123


Veterinarians: 87
Non-veterinarians: 28
Board-certified specialists: 64

Nearly 20 areas of specialization are represented on our faculty. This includes 67 board-certified specialists in the following areas: pathology, surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology, radiology, poultry medicine, epidemiology, microbiology, oncology, ophthalmology, behavior, preventative medicine, anesthesiology, toxicology, neurology, radiation oncology, cardiology, and emergency/critical care. Three faculty members are MD’s.

Research interests: 

The areas of research emphasis are Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Cancer; Neuroscience; Musculoskeletal Biology and Orthopedics; and Animal Welfare Science and Human-Animal Bond.


Private support accounts for 14% of the College's total budget.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH):

Equipped with advanced technology for diagnostics and treatment, advanced veterinary care is provided in a setting that supports the education of DVM and Veterinary Technology students. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital consists of the Small Animal Hospital, Large Animal Hospital, and ambulatory units that bring veterinary medical care to swine, cattle and horses on farms.


Since its founding, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has graduated nearly 4,500 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and graduate degree recipients.  They are involved in all aspects of the veterinary medical profession, from private practice, to academia, scientific discovery, public health and food safety.



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