Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s 2014 Fall Conference for the
whole veterinary team, September 9-13, proved to be a hit with
attendees, thanks to a combination of top-quality speakers and
topics. The Conference featured popular tracks for small animal,
veterinary technology, shelter medicine, equine, food animal
and professional development. Additionally, new sessions were
added for bovine and exotics. A necropsy lab also was offered.
The Conference provided unique opportunities for the general
public to hear special guest speakers who gave public lectures on
the topics of dog intelligence and the training of military working
dogs for Navy SEAL teams.
By the numbers, the Conference attracted 235 DVMs; 132
veterinary technicians; 391 Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty,
staff and students; and 40 other professionals and shelter medicine
workers. In addition, the Conference featured an Exhibit Hall
in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms, with 95 exhibitor
representatives. Nearly 60 conference speakers provided more
than 100 hours of continuing education lectures and workshops.
“Best conference ever” was a comment shared by several
The conference week doubled as the College’s Homecoming,
and the conference schedule included a variety of successful
special events, including the recognition of classes celebrating
reunions at the “Meet Me at the Mixer” reception in the Purdue
Memorial Union ballrooms September 11. During the event,
Dean Willie Reed gave special recognition to the College’s Golden
and Silver Anniversary classes – the Class of 1964 and the Class of
1989. Both classes also held special reunion dinners the following
evening. Opportunities to get outdoors kicked-off and capped-off
the week, with the Indiana Animal Health Foundation / Purdue
Veterinary Medicine golf outing at the Purdue Kampen Course
Tuesday, September 9, and the Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog Saturday,
September 13 (see story on p. 23).
PVM 2014 Fall Conference
Wins Praise as Best Ever
Fall Conference attendees compare notes
in the Exhibit Hall.
Mike Ritland, a Navy
SEAL veteran and
his dog, Tigo, gave
the Jack and Naomi
Stockton / Class of
1971 Lecture on
September 11 in
Stewart Center’s Loeb
Dr. Larry Horstman (PU DVM ’74) professor emeritus of
theriogenology, spoke as part of a series of bovine talks.