- How do I register for classes?
- Why can't I register for the class I want?
- Why can't I register for the mentorship I want?
- How do I access my course material?
- Why isn't my class listed in Brightspace?
- Why can't I access my course material prior to the start of classes?
- How do I find out what textbooks I need for class?
- Where can I find my instructor's email address?
- Can I use a proctoring service for exams?
- What do I do if I need accommodations for exams or other course work?
- Who do I call if I am having technical difficulty with an exam?
- How do I find out who my academic advisor is?
- Why can't I access my Purdue email?
- Why do I have to use my Purdue email address?
- Are there opportunities to come to Purdue's campus to complete the hands-on skills?
- Where can I buy Purdue Veterinary Technician gear?
Each semester, you will meet with your academic advisor to discuss and select the courses you will take the next subsequent semester. This meeting could be via email correspondance or via telephone, Teams, or Zoom. When you meet with your advisor to discuss next semester's courses, your advisor will give you a registration PIN. You must have this PIN to register for classes in myPurdue.
Many classes in the program build upon knowledge learned in previous program classes. These previous classes are called prerequisites. If you have not completed the correct prerequisite class, you will not be allowed to register. For example, you may not take BMS 23500 (Pharmacology I) until you have completed VM 10500 (Introduction to Veterinary Technology) and BMS 13500 (Physiology I).
There are additional clinical mentorship documents that must be completed via DocuSign. Once these forms are completed and received by the veterinary nursing office, an override is completed that will allow you to register for the clinical mentorship(s). In order for you to enroll in a mentorship, all mentorship forms must be completed and received by the Veterinary Nursing office by the Monday before classes start. These forms can be completed electronically via DocuSign and are available within the mentorship links located by clicking here. If you have further questions about mentorships, please contact the veterinary nursing office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Purdue University uses Brightspace for delivering online courses. Once the term has started, you can access all of your courses by going to Purdue’s Brightspace clicking on the Purdue West Lafayette tile and entering your login and password (this should be the same login and password that you use to access your Purdue email account). Once you have logged in, you will arrive on a page that lists all of your courses
There are several things that could cause your class(s) to not show up when you login to Brightspace. You may not have registered for the class (remember, completing a course request form does NOT register you for classes). If you did not pay your bill, you may be dropped from your classes. Also, some instructors do not open their classes until the first day of the semester.
Most instructors do not open their classes until the first day of the semester.
Textbook information is located in myPurdue. Locate the class you are taking and click on the “Course Materials” link. You may purchase textbooks anywhere it is convenient for you. Make sure to use the ISBN in order to purchase the correct edition.
The best place to find contact information for your course instructors is to look on your course syllabus. All of our instructors include their office phone and email on their syllabi.
IMPORTANT - Beginning for the summer 2021 semester, the VNDL program will no longer be utilizing traditional proctors. All students will be required to use Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLB) and Respondus Monitor for exam proctoring.
- RLB and Respondus Monitor are free for students to use.
- RLB works with almost any laptop or desktop computer (including iPads), with the exception of Chromebooks. If using a Chromebook, it is the student’s responsibility to find another device that can be used for completing exams.
- You must have a working webcam to utilize Respondus Monitor
- You can learn more about Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor by clicking here
- You can view a short video about Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor by clicking here
Contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Student Success at Purdue. Once the accommodations have been determined, the DRC will provide you with a letter for you to present to your instructors. Accommodations cannot be granted without official notification to the instructor. This process can occur at any time during a term and must be completed each term.
You should always contact your instructor as soon as you experience any technical difficulty. If during business hours, you should call the instructor. If you cannot reach your instructor via phone, send an email. Sending an email will document the time you were having trouble. You may also contact the veterinary nursing office to see if they can help you reach your instructor.
Your advisor is listed in your myPurdue portal.
This may occur if you have not changed your password as required by the University. If your password has expired, you may change it here. If you require additional assistance, please contact Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) at 765-494-4000.
The VNDL strongly encourages you to use your Purdue email address to decrease the likelihood of emails being marked as spam. Many instructors send bulk emails to the entire class. If you use a non-Purdue email or even forward to a non-Purdue email, these messages may be filtered out.
The program offers clinical workshops in May/June each year. The workshops allow for a limited number of students to come to campus for the opportunity to complete hands-on skills related to large animal and laboratory animal.
There is no requirement that you come to campus to attend these workshops. However, many students who only work with small animals have taken advantage of the workshops in order to complete their large animal and laboratory animal tasks.
Due to limited space, supplies, and faculty/staff, the program does not offer any other opportunities to come to campus to complete hands-on skills.
Purdue Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Medicine gear and gifts are available at the Vet Shoppe. You can order online at Vet Shoppe.