Purdue Veterinary Medicine on Display at Art, Bark and Brew in Lafayette

Friday, May 18, 2018

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VTH/ADDL Marketing and Communications Manager Lauren Bruce greets visitors at the PVM booth during the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette event called “Art, Bark and Brew” on Saturday, May 12.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine helped the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette inaugurate a new event this past Saturday, May 12.  The College of Veterinary Medicine was a co-sponsor of the first Art, Bark and Brew, which was held on the Art Museum grounds at 102 South 10th Street in Lafayette from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Purdue animal sciences graduate student Bethany Weldon (center) and her mom, Rosanne Weldon, brought their dogs Winston (right) and Bailey to the Art, Bark and Brew event, “pawsing” in front of the PVM booth.

Families and their dogs were invited to the event, which featured live music, food trucks, beer from People’s Brewing, and art activities for people and pets.  A number of organizations participated as sponsors and hosted booths, including the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club, Natalie’s Second Chance shelter, Blair Animal Clinic, Paw Prints Animal Hospital, Pets and Vets as Partners, DogWood Kennel, and Pawsitive Pets LLC.

A crowd of an estimated 300 people and some 150 dogs turned out for the event.  Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital were represented with a booth where Lauren Bruce, VTH/ADDL marketing & communications manager, interacted with attendees, handing out VTH doggie bag dispensers and talking with them about the VTH, as well as offering a craft opportunity in which guests could use markers to decorate a plastic PVM branded dog bowl.  “I enjoyed the opportunity to talk at length with folks about their pets,” Lauren said.  “Many of the attendees shared positive experiences they had at the VTH.”

The successful event ended with Art Museum representatives talking about plans to make it an annual festivity.

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

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