Located in West Lafayette, Indiana between Indianapolis and Chicago, Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors, over 38,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees. Our West Lafayette campus can be likened to a small city. We have our own fire and police departments, computing infrastructure, health center, power plant, banquet and catering facilities, veterinary teaching hospital, and printing and transportation services. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. The VCS department is one of three departments in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Our mission is to educate members of the veterinary health care team and biomedical community, to create and communicate knowledge, and to provide outstanding clinical service for the citizens of Indiana and surrounding region.