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Visiting Senior Veterinary Students

GAIN VALUABLE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN OUR VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL

Visiting Student Experiences

student holding turtle imageThe Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers opportunities for senior veterinary students who would like to have a two-six week experience in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Opportunities are available only on a space-available basis. Everyone who applies and meets the qualifications may not be accepted. Before being considered, the prospective student must have a completed application packet on file. When the completed packet is received, faculty members will be contacted in the area of student interest to secure support to serve as a mentor. The mentor will provide leadership and mentorship during the time the student is at Purdue. An evaluation will be provided to the student's home university upon completion of their program with us. Upon acceptance into the Purdue program, the student will be provided a Letter of Agreement that must be completed regarding personal medical insurance, proof of rabies vaccination and professional liability insurance. If you do not have professional liability insurance, you can purchase it through Purdue for $13. International students who do not have a DVM degree are not eligible for this program. International students with a DVM degree, may apply to other Purdue programs.

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The Community

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis, and 126 miles southeast of Chicago. Greater Lafayette is easily accessible, whether traveling by land or air. Indianapolis and Chicago O'Hare International Airports are serviced by most major airlines and their partner airlines. The Purdue University Airport is less than 1 mile from campus and is available for private planes, but does not currently serve commercial airlines. Shuttle service is available directly to campus from these airports. Amtrak trains make stops in Lafayette en route to Chicago and Indianapolis, and major bus lines also serve the area. The population of Greater Lafayette exceeds 95,000, not including Purdue's student population of approximately 36,000. The community contributes to the recreational and cultural life of Purdue students through its daily and weekly newspapers, art museums, historical museums, symphony orchestra, civic chorus, civic theater, nine radio stations, television station, two public libraries and 1,600 acreas of public parks.

Expenses and Housing

All students will be coming to Purdue at their own expense. All housing and any expenses incurred are the student's responsibility. The student will be responsible to arrange for his/her own housing; however, dormitory-style housing may be available at a reasonable rate in the Graduate House. For information regarding single dormitory housing, please contact the Young Graduate House Office at (765) 494-7045. The Graduate House is located within two blocks of the Veterinary School. Private housing is generally available in the Greater Lafayette community in the $350-$600 per month range.

The Application Process

Mail complete application to: 

Sonya Meadows
Clinical Curriculum Coordinator
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Purdue University
625 Harrison Street, Room 1352
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026
Phone: (765) 494-7232
FAX: (765) 496-1108

Completed application form should include:

  • Area of interest for your Purdue experience

  • Brief typewritten statement describing your proposed goals, expectations and anticipated duties in the proposed experience

  • Proposed dates for participation at Purdue

Required information to be included with the form:

  • Letter of approval for the requested experience (an administrative official such as the college's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs normally provides the letter)

  • Student evaluation/grade form to be completed by the Purdue mentor and returned to the student's home institution

  • Proof of personal medical insurance

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination

  • Proof of professional liability insurance


Have you provided:

  • Completed application form

  • Brief typewritten statement stating student's goals for the experience

  • University Letter of approval for the proposed experience

  • Student evaluation/grade form that is to be completed by the Purdue mentor

  • Proof of personal medical insurance

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination

  • Proof of professional liability insurance from the sponsoring organization or contact the Clinical Curriculum Coordinator