Meet the Doctors

Dr. Steve Thompson is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In the fall of 1997, he became director of the Small Animal Community Practice at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital 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 board certified by the 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's 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. Lori Corriveau is a wellness clinician in the Small Animal Community Practice. Originally from Hershey, Penn., she is a 1999 graduate of the Purdue University College 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 elective surgery on exotic pets. She specializes in surgical CO2 laser use for pet lumpectomies and also the use of therapy lasers to alleviate pain and improve healing in pets. Dr. Corriveau also practices and teaches feline friendly handling and restraint.

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

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