Earn Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM) Digital Badges for participating in our programs for all kids in grades K-12!
Enrolling in the PVM Digital Badge Program is FREE, but parent / guardian consent is required.
PVM Digital Badges
What are digital badges?
Purdue Veterinary Medicine is starting a new and FREE program with digital badges. The PVM Digital Badge program gives kids the ability to earn badges for participating in activities that we offer throughout the year. To earn a badge you will have to complete a task and then answer a short quiz. Some tasks are attending an event and others are completely online. All of the tasks will involve veterinary medicine!
PVM is offering four kinds of badges, each with an increasing level of difficulty, to achieve:
- Discover PVM Badges: Earn these badges by visiting our college online or at PVM events.
- PVM Explorer Badges: These badges show dedication and learning about the veterinary profession.
- PVM Leader Badges: These badges demonstrate a track record for significant learning about the veterinary profession.
- PVM Black & Gold Champion Badge: This rare badge demonstrates extraordinary dedication to learning multiple aspects about the veterinary profession.
How do I get started?
- The first step to start earning badges is to Click Here to Signup.
- We will receive your signup and send you an invitation to join our group named Purdue Veterinary Medicine Engagement. Please allow up to 3 days to receive your invitation.
- Next, you will need to create an account at www.OpenPassport.org, this is a Purdue website. You can use your Facebook account, Google account, or create a new account with basic information.
- Finally, accept our invitation to join the group and begin the challenges.
How do I earn digital badges?
To earn digital badges, first login to: Purdue's Passport website.
You will see a group called 'Purdue Veterinary Medicine Engagement'. Clicking on this link will take you to a page where you can see all of the badge opportunities available to you.
Each badge (or challenge) will have one or more tasks that you must do to complete the challenge. There will be instructions for each challenge. For the most part, our tasks will have multiple choice questions to answer.
Click on the My Badges link at the top to see the badges that you've earned.
You can also complete the two challenges in the 'Getting Started with Passport' group to learn how Passport works.
Before you submit the quiz, make sure you have materials ready to check your answers. Passport only allows 1 try to get a badge.
Digital Badge Opportunities
This is a current list of opportunities to earn digital badges. There will be many more badge opportunities available in the coming months. Check back often!
Discover PVM Digital Badges
Discover Purdue Veterinary Medicine by visiting our college online or at PVM events.
- Open House - April 13, 2013: Attend the Spay Surgery Demonstration at noon to find out the name of the dog being spayed. Also, visit the Blood Donor Dogs to find out what breed of dogs we use. These two questions will be on the quiz. More information about this event can be found at: PVM Open House.
PVM Explorer Badges
A PVM Explorer has shown dedication to learning about the veterinary profession.
- PVM Family Series: Each time you attend this event and answer questions about the topic you can earn a digital badge. It is possible to earn up to six PVM Family Series badges each year. More information about this event can be found at: PVM Family Series.
- Boiler Vet Club: This club has a digital newsletter about veterinary medicine topics that is published four times a year. Each time you answer questions about the newsletter you can earn a digital badge. Not a member of the Boiler Vet Club? Find out how to join at: Boiler Vet Club.
- Books: Digital badges are available for each of the four books below. Earn a digital badge by reading a book and answering questions about it. The books are availabe as a free PDF download on our website at: P-12 Books.
- How I Became A Scientist
- How I Became A Veterinarian
- Fat Dogs & Coughing Horses: Be the Vet! Solve the Case!
- Let's Cure Cancer!
- Dairy Production Medicine: Learn about the advances that dairy cows have made over the last 60 years and how veterinarians helped them. To earn this badge read the Dairy Production Medicine presentation (PDF) and answer questions about it.
PVM Leader Badges
A PVM Leader has demonstrated a track record of significant learning about the veterinary profession.
- We are currently working on the challenges for these badges. Check back for more information.
PVM Black & Gold Champion Badge
PVM Black and Gold Champions are rare and have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to learning about multiple aspects of the veterinary profession.
- This extra special badge requires special achievements that are not yet ready. Check back for more information.