After 12 years of planning, the dream of a new Purdue veterinary teaching hospital is close to coming true, and Boilermakers are setting the pace in launching the next generation of veterinary care.
The current hospital’s caseload has grown by more than 50% over the last eight years, and the new $108 million complex, which needs $8 million in private support, will better equip Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM)—the only veterinary school in Indiana and one of four in the U.S. that trains the entire veterinary team—to meet demand.
“The teaching hospital is a priceless resource that produces a stunning return on investment for the people of Indiana,” says Dean Willie Reed. “It also supports vital areas of research across our campus, ranging from cancer drug discovery to the development of treatments for paralysis that benefit both animals and humans.”
As PVM wraps up its 60th anniversary, the college is inviting Boilermakers and friends to get involved by supporting the Pacesetter initiative, which is nearing its goal of receiving 60 leadership gifts to kick off and build the foundation for the upcoming Leave a Print fundraising campaign.
“We feel strongly that the veterinary disciplines supported by PVM are critical to solving some of tomorrow’s greatest challenges,” say President’s Council members and PVM Pacesetters Drs. Marianne (DVM ’77) and Stephen Ash.
“We hope for our children and future generations that our gifts will have contributed to a more peaceful world that is committed to healthier pets and people.”