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Elanco / Patterson Veterinary Tailgate Draws Close to 200

The value of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s connection with its alumni was on display before and during the Purdue vs. Notre Dame football game Saturday, September 14, in a grand finale to the PVM 2013 Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The evening game was broadcast on ABC-TV, and that brought the iconic Goodyear Blimp to the skies over Ross-Ade Stadium in time for the pre-game festivities. Three hours before the 8:00 p.m. kick-off, Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni flocked to a pre-game tailgate sponsored by Elanco and Patterson Veterinary.  With a typical tailgate menu including burgers and brats, the event in “Tent City” at the Rankin Track near Slayter Center attracted a crowd of close to 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students and other guests. The grassy track infield also provided the perfect setting for cornhole and other games.  

TailgateWith the Goodyear Blimp above, PVM tailgaters gather in Tent City at the Rankin Track before the Purdue vs Notre Dame game.

Tailgate John PurdueDr. John Purdue (PU DVM ’70) and his wife Kristi at the pre-game tailgate