IVMA is Here for YOU - Veteirnary School - Graduation - Practice Life
As a veterinary student at Purdue, we are proud and honored to call you a member of the IVMA. The IVMA represents over 1600 veterinarians in the state – and we are proud to include veterinary students as well. The IVMA wants to provide you with resources and networking opportunities to connect you with peers in the profession during your veterinary school journey. The IVMA is pleased to be a part of your veterinary education journey – from the Freshmen Stethoscope Dinner to administering the oath at graduation, the IVMA is your partner along the way – just as we will be after you graduate!
IVMA Member Resources
Access the latest information. The IVMA website, office, and professional staff provide you with “one stop shopping” for any questions or issue you may have along the way. You will receive periodic emails, links to the Hoosier Veterinarian newsletter, and breaking information. You can’t put a value on this benefit!
Freshman Stethoscope Dinner
The freshmen veterinary students are welcomed to the profession with dinner and stethoscopes provided by Patterson Veterinary Supply. The Freshman Stethoscope Dinner for the Class of 2027 was held on Tuesday evening, September 5, 2023, at the Purdue Memorial Union.
Scholarship applications will be accepted for scholarships for applicants who are 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year veterinary students. The selected students will be recognized, and scholarship checks presented in February 2024. The Indiana Animal Health Foundation is offering 2 – $1000 scholarships to selected students. The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association is offering 4 – $1000 scholarships to selected students. The online application is due by October 30, 2023.
Insights Discovery Training is offered to all incoming first year classes during your onboarding week at Purdue. What is Insights? Based on four colors, Insights Discovery helps individuals learn more about their preferred behaviors, the strengths they bring, and the challenges they’re likely to face. The best thing about Insights Discovery is that it shows us how we prefer to act – or the space we’re most comfortable in – but it reminds us that personality is fluid; every individual can draw on their less inclined behaviors to handle the demands of specific situations. But they can only do this when they’re self-aware. This programming is generously offered by IVMA and Elanco Animal Health. IVMA works with PVM faculty to offer periodic Insights Discovery follow-up learning opportunities during your time at Purdue. When you graduate, you will have received important knowledge that will stay with you throughout your entire career.
Crossroads Veterinary Conference
We offer COMPLIMENTARY Student Registration for the IVMA’s Crossroads Veterinary Conference, February 1-3, 2024. Registration will be available in November, 2023.