Meet the Doctors

Dr. Steve Thompson, pictured with Dala, a German Shorthaired Pointer, who is multilingual, trained in 21 languages. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. In the fall of 1997 he became the director of the Pet Wellness Clinic at Purdue and heads the Community Practice elective block for 4th year student rotations. Dr. Thompson's daily caseload is comprised of pets ranging from puppies and kittens to ferrets, hedgehogs, frogs, snakes, parrots and bearded dragons. He regularly promotes the veterinary profession to youngsters in school groups and through various media, including local newscasts, newspaper, magazines, and radio talk shows.

His primary interest is in companion animal wellness, including pediatrics, and awareness of behavior development as it relates to establishing and maintaining the human-animal bond. Since 2000, he has been a diplomat in American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in canine and feline practice specialty. He was recertified in 2010. Visit to learn more about specialty certifications.

Dr. Thompson is happily married to his wife, Karen, and they have two sons and one daughter. His hobbies and interests include the outdoors, fishing, camping, hiking and being active in youth activities. He currently holds a record of 11 – 10 – 3 in the faculty soccer match against the vet students.

Dr. Thompson

Dr. Lori Corriveau is currently one of the veterinarians at the Purdue Veterinary Wellness Clinic. Originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, she is a 1999 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to Purdue after a couple of years in private practice in Flora and Alexandria, Indiana. She enjoys seeing exotic (non-traditional) pets, as well as dogs and cats. Dr. Corriveau works with our students performing electrive surgery on exotic pets. She is also involved with the use of our surgical CO2 laser for pain free declaws and pet lumpectomies.

Dr. Corriveau participates in a one hour radio show with AgriTAlk from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST based out of St. Louis, MO and broadcasted on a number of radio channels of the Midwest states. In Indiana, the radio stations include WILO 1570 AM Frankfort and WSVX 1520 AM Shelbyville. You can enjoy the talks from your computer or internet at

She is happily married to her husband Brian Shepler, a pharmacist and faculty member here at Purdue. They have a son named Benjamin (born 12/16/06) and a daughter named Lydia (born 2/19/10) who keep them very busy. Dr. Corriveau also has a sheltie named Josie and 3 cats (Titan, Morris, and Dragon). She enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Dr. Corriveau's hobbies and interests include aquaculture, cooking, and collecting armadillo figurines.

Dr. Corriveau
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