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Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Receives Insight Into Diversity 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for Second Year in a Row

Monday, October 18th, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. health colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — the college will be featured, along with 50 other recipients, in the December 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year in a row that the college has been named as a Health Professions HEED Award recipient.



Veterinary Nursing Program Staff Honored with Purdue Student Impact Award

Friday, October 1st, 2021 - Congratulations are in order for Veterinary Nursing Program staff members Paige Allen, MS, RVT and Shelly Opperman, who received Purdue University’s Student Impact Award for their work as instructors for the All Creatures Great and Small Learning Community.



New Twist on Annual Event Helps Maintain PVM Tradition for Welcoming New Students

Friday, September 17th, 2021 - In keeping with a beloved tradition, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated the incoming classes of DVM and veterinary nursing students recently by hosting a combined Stethoscope Ceremony event.  The program honored the first-year veterinary medicine students as well as the clinical year 2 veterinary nursing students who began coursework in Lynn Hall for the first time with the start of the fall semester.



Virtual Crowd Zooms to Purdue Veterinary Conference

Friday, September 17th, 2021 - Even as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continued to influence events and programs at the start of the new academic year, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine successfully hosted the 2021 Purdue Veterinary Conference, conducting the entire continuing education program virtually. 



Specialist in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis to Give Purdue Veterinary Conference Diversity Keynote with Pandemic as Backdrop

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 - This year’s Diversity Keynote speaker for the Purdue Veterinary Conference is Dr. Ian Moore, a veterinarian who heads the Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  A researcher whose collaborative studies include influenza viruses, tuberculosis, coronaviruses (MERS, SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2), human norovirus, and malaria, Dr. Moore will address diversity issues utilizing insights gained from his role as a scholar involved at the federal level in vaccine development.



Orientation Gives Veterinary Nursing Students Head-start on New Semester

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 - The Purdue University Veterinary Nursing Program welcomes students both in-person and virtually as studies kick-off for the fall semester.



Updated Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program Provides Training Opportunity for PVM Employees

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 - Did you know that the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is home to the Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine? Established in 2013 through a partnership with the AAVMC and AVMA, the center offers a professional certificate for diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine.



Upcoming Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture Examines Canine-assisted Interventions in Hospitals

Friday, August 27th, 2021 - The expansion of canine-assisted interventions to healthcare facilities is an emerging trend in the realm of human-animal interaction. Although media attention focuses on patient benefits, little attention is given to the lack of informed policies and procedures addressing risks to humans and canines.  Dr. Sandra Barker will be focusing on this issue during her keynote lecture at the Purdue Veterinary Conference as the speaker for the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7.



New Purdue Veterinary Medicine Students Enliven Lynn Hall

Friday, August 20th, 2021 - Enthusiastic chatter and smiling faces paired with brand new Purdue Veterinary Medicine T-shirts signaled the arrival of the newest class of Purdue DVM students this week.  The 87 members of the DVM Class of 2025 have been participating in a week-long orientation program entitled “LAUNCH! DVM 2025,” which began Monday, August 16.



Purdue Veterinary Conference Wellness Keynote Speaker to Assess Wellbeing Landscape in Veterinary Medicine

Friday, August 6th, 2021 - Dr. Jen Brandt, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) director of wellbeing, will give the Wellness Keynote Lecture at this year’s virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference in September.




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