On the eve of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s commencement
ceremonies, the U.S. Army conducted a commissioning and
pinning ceremony for Kris Moss of the DVM Class of 2014.
Before an audience of family, friends and PVM faculty and staff
in the Alumni Faculty Lounge, Dr. Moss was commissioned as
a Captain in the United States Army, Veterinary Corps branch.
Colonel George Moore, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor
of clinical epidemiology, administered the oath of office. Dr.
Moss had received the Army Health Professions Scholarship,
a competitive award that pays for full tuition at accredited
colleges, with the understanding that she would begin active
duty upon graduation. She started her training at Fort Sam
Houston in San Antonio, Texas, in mid-June.
DVM Graduate Honored
at Commissioning Service
(pictured right) DVM Class of 2014 member Kris Moss took the oath of
office, administered by Colonel George Moore, PVM professor of clinical
epidemiology, at her commissioning service on the eve of commencement.
Concurrently with the DVM ceremony, Veterinary Technology
Program graduates gathered with family and friends at a
reception on the second floor of Stewart Center. Then, Veterinary
Technology Program Director Tina Tran led the Veterinary
Technology Oath and Pinning Ceremony, which honored both
the Bachelor Degree Veterinary Technologist graduates and
Associate Degree Veterinary Technician graduates. After being
welcomed to their new roles within the veterinary profession by
Dean Willie Reed, each participant received their respective pin
corresponding to the degree they earned. Then, President-elect
of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association (IVTA) and
Instructional Technologist in the Veterinary Technology Program,
Maggie Lump, led the recitation of the IVTA Oath of Ethical
After Charmaine Walker gave the class response, Dr. Tran
concluded the program by telling the graduates, “You are the
future of our profession and the representation of everything
Purdue University’s program strives to be.” She added, “What you
have accomplished is a reflection of your own dreams, your own
ambitions, and the hopes of your family, friends and each of your
instructors here with you today. Your accomplishment is shared in
the pride each of us feels for you.”
Class of 2014 Associate Degree Veterinary Technicians