Purdue Veterinary Students - A Valued Partner In The IVMA

You can count on IVMA as your career partner, no matter where you are in your career journey.

The IVMA is proud and honored to call you a member as a veterinary student at Purdue. Our association represents over 1600 veterinarians in the state, and we are proud to include veterinary students as well. In addition to providing you with resources and networking opportunities, the IVMA also aims to connect you with peers in the profession during your vet school years. The IVMA is pleased to be a part of your veterinarian 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!

What is so great about belonging? See below…….

The Members’ Only page contains the following information ~

  • Hoosier Veterinarian Newsletter
  • IVMA Member Directory
  • Legal Q&A Resources
  • Public Relations Resources

Freshmen 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 2026 was held on Tuesday evening, August 30, 2022, in West Lafayette.

Information:  The IVMA website, office, and professional staff provide you with “one stop shopping” for any questions or issues 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!

For more information, contact the IVMA at lisa@invma.org or 800/270-0747.

Scholarship Information

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, 2023.

Click here for the online application.

  • The Indiana Animal Health Foundation is offering 2 – $1000 scholarships to selected students. The online application is due by October 30, 2022, to the IVMA offices.
  • The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association is offering 4 – $1000 scholarships to selected students. The online application is due by October 30, 2022.

Power UP – Now Available To All Veterinary Students

Power Up offers FREE, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultations. Power Up is designed to help with all kinds of life situations: Legal Questions, Financial Situations, Marital Difficulties, Parenting Stress, Relationship Issues, Depression, Alcohol and Drug Use Abuse, Grief and Loss, and other difficulties veterinary students may face.

If you have any questions contact our Member Services Director Lourdes@invma.org or call us at 317-974-0888.