College of Veterinary Medicine

Engagement Programs

Pet Safe

There are times when individuals or families cannot care for their pets. Homes might be lost to natural disasters, adults may seek emergency shelter to escape domestic violence, or the pet owner may need hospice care.

The PetSafe program, a community service offered by Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine, meets the short-term housing needs of these pets. PetSafe has successfully provided emergency shelter for approximately 15 pets per year since 1993 and has recently expanded to include pets affected by owners in hospice care.

View the Pet Safe Brochure here.

Animal Behavior Clinic

If you feel that you do not understand your pet’s behavior and need help, we are here to assist you. Through a behavior consultation at the Purdue Animal Behavior Clinic, we will gather information regarding possible causes and contributing factors of the problematic behavior to make a diagnosis and intervention. Since each animal and family is different, we determine the most feasible and suitable treatment plans to fit your individual situation

Pets for People

Pets for People is a club at Purdue Vet School for anyone interested in learning more about the human-animal bond and animal behavior and training, registering their pet as a therapy animal, or volunteering to share the joy and health benefits of animals with the local community. All animals on visits must be Registered Therapy Animal Teams through Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society). We will help members train for the evaluations and cover all costs associated with registering. Club members and therapy animals go on visits to local schools, libraries, and assisted living homes. Members, even those without therapy animals, can go on as many or as few visits as they wish. The club also hosts lectures on topics related to the human-animal bond and animal behavior/training.

Habri Central

HABRI Central is an online platform for open research and collaboration into the relationships between humans and animals, specifically companion animals. HABRI Central uses a combination of library resources to facilitate the discovery, access, production, and preservation of human-animal interaction research.

HABRI Central is the result of a joint effort between Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Purdue University Libraries.

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