PVM Booth Educates Guests at Purdue Homecoming and Resource Fair

September 29, 2017

Kids around cat
Theodore the cat keeps an eye on visitors to the Purdue Veterinary Medicine booth at the Purdue Homecoming Celebration on Stadium Mall before the football game against Michigan Saturday, September 23.


Purdue Veterinary Medicine was on display for Purdue alumni, football fans and community residents last weekend at the “Tent Row,” which was part of the Homecoming Celebration Saturday, September 23, on Stadium Mall before the Purdue vs. Michigan Homecoming football game.  The PVM booth captivated the attention of many passersby, especially children, with the help of Needo and Theodore, the gecko and cat belonging to Small Animal Community Practice Wellness Clinician Lori Corriveau (PU DVM ‘99); Twinkie and Ho Ho, the former veterinary teaching Labradors belonging to veterinary student Jean Henry, of the DVM Class of 2018; and Carmella, a mixed breed dog belonging to Dr. Paulo Gomes, clinical assistant professor of dermatology.

PVM Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events Susan Xioufaridou coordinated the booth arrangements, and Dr. Corriveau brought her pets to help draw-in visitors. Together with DVM Class of 2018 students Rachael Breeding, Kiara Harden and Jean Henry, the team answered a variety of questions and provided information focused on proper skin care and cleaning techniques for pets and their ears, in particular. The PVM booth was right in the center of the celebration, which included an appearance by the Purdue "All-American" Alumni Marching Band among other attractions.  Click here to view a gallery of pictures from Homecoming Weekend taken by Purdue Marketing and Media photographers, including a photo of Dr. Corriveau’s children, Ben and Lydia, showing the gecko, Needo, to a booth visitor Saturday.

PVM Homecoming group
PVM Homecoming booth volunteers (left-right) Dr. Lori Corriveau (PU DVM ’99), DVM Class of 2018 students Jean Henry, Kiara Harden and Rachel Breeding, and Dr. Paulo Gomes pause for a photo op with their canine companions at the Block P backdrop during the pre-game Homecoming Celebration on Stadium Mall. If you look closely, you’ll also see Dr. Corriveau’s two children, Lydia and Ben, peeking out from behind the Block P.


PVM booth at the Purdue Resource Fair
Carmella, the mix-breed dog belonging to PVM Assistant Professor of Dermatology Paulo Gomes, stands ready to greet more visitors to the PVM booth at the Purdue Resource Fair in the Purdue Memorial Union Thursday, September 28, while PVM Wellness Clinician Lori Corriveau introduces her gecko, Needo, to passers-by.


Susan and Dr. Corriveau then teamed-up again yesterday (Thursday, September 28) to host a PVM booth during the Purdue Resource Fair in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom.  The event was organized by the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee and Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee as a way of highlighting campus programs, courses and services available to university employees.

Held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the fair was open to all Purdue employees, who had a chance to ask questions, gain awareness of available resources and sign up for programs and activities. Assisting Susan and Dr. Corriveau, once again, were Camella the dog and Needo the gecko.  

Writer: Allison Carey, Kevin Doerr, Susan Xioufaridou, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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