When the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine was founded fifty years ago it would have been hard for the instructors and administrators who taught in makeshift classrooms and laboratories to imagine all of the accomplishments that would be born from their pioneering spirit. Learn when the first women graduated from the school; the Veterinary Technology Program was established; the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program was founded by the Veterinary Medicine faculty; and, the School offered DVM students choices for specialization, including small animal, large animal, and equine medicine. This book gives you an insider's view into the birth and growth of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. From those early days - when veterinary care was primarily for draft and coach horses - to today's comparative medicine programs that benefit both humans and animals, this book details how the School has continuously provided excellent education and care. It is a must read for alumni, friends and supporters of the School.