Meet Our Doctors and Staff
Dr. Lori Corriveau, DABVP (Canine/Feline)
Dr. Lori Corriveau is a wellness clinician in the Small Animal Primary Care. 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 CO2 laser surgery, aquaculture, cooking, and collecting armadillo figurines.
Dr. Suma M. Rao, MBA, DABVP (Canine/Feline), Service Head
Dr. Rao is clinical assistant professor of Small Animal Primary Care in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. She is the service head of SAPC and brings more than 20 years’ experience practicing small animal veterinary medicine with 12 years spent as owner and operator of her own veterinary practice. She earned her DVM degree in 1994 at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on canine and feline medicine and surgery. Dr. Rao went on to earn her MBA in 2015 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Dr. Rao's professional interests include dentistry, practice management/economics. Outside interests include: gardening and cooking.
Dr. Steve B. Thompson, ABVP (Canine/Feline)
Dr. Steve Thompson is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. From 1997-2019, he was the director of Small Animal Primary Care and headed the Primary Care 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.
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. Dr. Thompson's hobbies and interests include the outdoors, fishing, camping, hiking and being active in youth activities.
Deb Branham, ABS, Clerk
Deb resides here in Lafayette, and is a 1990 graduate from Ivy Tech State College earning her AA degree in secretarial sciences. She is currently administrative support staff for Primary Care in which she is responsible for sending out welcome cards and reminders when it is time for your pet to come see us. Her hobbies and interests include traveling, reading, playing volleyball, and spending time with her extended family. She loves cats but due to family allergies, is unable to have one.
Bayli Grubb, RVT
Bayli is a Purdue graduate from the College's Veterinary Nursing Program and is an Registered Veterinary Technician in Primary Care. She has two cats, Nala and Winston. Her interests within veterinary medicine include dentistry and client education. When Bayli isn't at work, you can find her assisting with NASP Archery, detailing cars, cooking, and dirt bike riding with her friends.
Cindy Lavignette, BS, Client Liaison
Cindy has worked at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital for over 14 years. She is a graduate of Purdue University earning her B.S. in Elementary Education/Math. Cindy is the client liaison and is responsible for facilitating the clients’ needs before, during, and after their visit. This includes scheduling appointments and answering questions they may have. Cindy has a Yorkie named Jax. Her hobbies and interests include traveling (loves the beach), reading, walking, going to the movies and spending time with her grandchildren.
Saralyn Sharp, BS, RVT, VTS (AVTCP-Canine/Feline)
Sara graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician from Columbus State Community College in 1992, and received her B.S. in zoology from Ohio State University in 1987. She worked at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital prior to coming to Purdue University. She has lectured at the North American Veterinary Conference on a variety of subjects.
Sara has a passion for positive training (i.e. clicker training) all animals – she has currently worked with dogs, cats, and horses, and exotic pet wellness and rescue. She resides with three dogs and six cats, but the numbers are subject to change at a moment’s notice.
Cindy Voglewede, BS, RVT, (AVTCP-Canine/Feline)
Cindy Voglewede, RVT graduated from the Purdue University Veterinary Technology program in 1992. She also has a B. S. degree in biology education from Ball State University. Cindy has worked in the small animal hospital since 1996.
Our receptionists play an important role in the Small Animal Hospital. They help to insure that you and your pet's visit is a pleasant experience. They do this by making sure your pet is seen on time, scheduling your pet's next appointment, answering any non-medical questions that you have, receiving your phone calls when your pet is staying with us, and helping you understand your bill when your pet is being discharged. They understand that your pets are a part of your family, and are pleased to assist you through what may be a difficult time for you and your family.