also is one of only four U.S. programs that trains
the entire veterinary team. By educating both
veterinarians and veterinary technicians (who are
the nurses in the veterinary medical profession), the
College graduates veterinary professionals who know
first-hand how effective teamwork leads to excellence.
The study concluded that the College of Veterinary
Medicine and its alumni significantly impacted
the Indiana economy through direct and indirect
economic output and by generating good-paying jobs.
• Collectively, the Purdue College of Veterinary
Medicine and its alumni had a total economic
output of $476.9 million. Nearly half of the
output ($219.2 million) was derived from
increased economic activity from the initial direct
expenditures. PVM and its alumni contributed a
net of $311.4 million to the state’s GDP.
• The economic output of the College itself was
$220.2 million in 2014, of which $83.2 million
was the result of the ripple effects from the
initial direct effect. Slightly more than half of the
College’s total output contributed to the state’s
• The College’s alumni who are veterinarians and
veterinary technicians in Indiana spurred $136.1
million in additional economic activity in the
state, thus producing an economic footprint of
$256.7 million, of which 76 percent contributed
to the state’s GDP. Purdue Veterinary Medicine
has graduated 4,445 students with degrees in
veterinary medicine or veterinary technology
since 1959. Today Purdue alumni represent 63
percent of Indiana’s veterinarians and 30 percent
of the state’s registered veterinary technicians.
• An additional 1,749 jobs paying approximately
$52,400 per worker were supported by the
combined effects of the College and its alumni.
• Every 10 jobs directly related to PVM and its
alumni supported an additional eight jobs
at other Indiana businesses in 2014. The
employment multiplier, the ratio of total
employment to direct employment effects, was
• As the primary contributors of the PVM alumni’s
economic contribution to the state (80 percent),
• An estimated $28.6 million in state and local
government tax revenues and $46.7 million in
federal government collections were produced
in 2014 as a result of the economic activity
generated by PVM and its alumni.
PVM Vision and Mission
The College’s impact on Indiana reflects the common
vision shared by the faculty, staff, students and
alumni who make up the Purdue Veterinary Medicine
• PVM graduates will excel in their choice of
• PVM will advance global animal and human
health and well-being through transformational
and interdisciplinary research.
• PVM will be a recognized authority for animal and
public health through collaborations in medical
care, diagnostics, education and discovery.
The College’s mission is to advance global animal and
human health and well-being through excellence in
learning, discovery and engagement. To fulfill this
mission, the College promotes excellence by holding
to the following core values:
• Promote a collegial work and learning
environment enhanced by diversity.
• Emphasize innovation and delivery in PVM
learning, discovery, and engagement programs.
Figure 1: Indiana State Commodities Rankings