Purdue Veterinary Students

Purdue to bring veterinary students to Indy

In response to an ongoing need for vets to work in shelter medicine and conduct high-volume spay/neuter surgeries, the Trust recently granted $150,000 to Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to place vet students as interns in Indianapolis. The college will send 60 of the school’s vet students per year into clinical rotations at FACE and IndyHumane’s Downtown Clinic. For the next two years, students will travel to Indy to enhance spay/neuter surgery skills and shelter medicine knowledge and perform 2,400 spay/neuter surgeries at the clinics. Four students will intern at a time during a three-week rotation. Purdue’s “Priority for Paws” mobile unit also will travel to each clinic monthly to conduct additional spay/neuter surgeries and students will conduct surgeries for FIDO dogs and community cats from Indianapolis Animal Care Services.