People and Pooches Connect with PVM at Art, Bark, ‘n Brew Event

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Attendees gather around the college's booth at the event
As a Gold Lever sponsor, Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a display at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette’s Art, Bark, ‘n Brew festival that drew a crowd of people and dogs Saturday, September 11 in the museum parking lot.
In the foreground, a girl sits decorating a bandana as Kelly chats with booth visitors in the background
The PVM booth, staffed by Marketing and Communications Manger Kelly Dold, featured art activities, including opportunities to decorate PVM dog bandanas.

“Come. Sit. Stay.”  That was the fun motto for a festive outdoor event called “Art, Bark, ‘n Brew” held during the beautiful weather last Saturday, September 11, at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine as a Gold Level sponsor.  Both people and dogs were invited to the event, which featured live music by the Fergus Daly Band, pup-friendly activities at booths set-up by several organizations, including the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the EMT Food Truck and Thieme & Wagner Brewery, which provided food and brew.  Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter also was on-hand with adoptable dogs. 

The popular event was well-attended by children and adults along with plenty of well-behaved pooches.  As a sponsor, the College of Veterinary Medicine received prominent mention in event promotional materials as well as prime booth space.  Kelly Dold, the new marketing and communications manager for the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital and Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, organized and staffed the booth, which featured a table with information and promotional items as well as dog bowls and scarves that children could decorate with markers.  The PVM display was a hit with both young artists and pups!  Booth visitors included several PVM employees and students.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and to Kelly and her husband, Chris, who set-up and took down the booth. 

In addition to the college, other event sponsors included Pooch Palace Resort , Stepping Stone Animal Training, Pawsitive Pets, LLC, Pets and Vets as Partners, Paw Partner: VCA Paw Prints Animal Hospital/ VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital, and Pooch at Play Doggie Daycare.

A woman smiles holding her small smiling black and white dog sporting a PVM bandana
Attendees are all smiles at the Art, Bark, ‘n Brew. (Photo courtesy of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette)


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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