Dr. Lori Thompson received her BS in Industrial Psychology in 1992. After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2000, Dr. Thompson practiced small animal medicine for one year before her love of dermatology led her to complete a 3-year residency in veterinary dermatology. Dr. Thompson continued practicing as a board-certified veterinary dermatologist at a local specialty hospital until joining Elanco Animal Health in September 2007. She served as a Veterinary Technical Consultant and helped launch the Companion Animal Health division. Dr. Thompson opened Animal Dermatology Clinic Indianapolis in October 2009.
Dr. Thompson is very active in organized veterinary medicine. She is a past President of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves on the Audit/ Budget Committee and the Legislative Committee. Dr. Thompson is also an active member of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. She has served as a consultant for VIN’s (Veterinary Information Network) dermatology message board since 2003. Dr. Thompson currently serves as the chairperson for the AVMA task force on veterinary compounding legislation.
Dr. Thompson was nominated for "The Best Veterinarian of the Year Award" as part of the “Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet” contest sponsored by the Morris Animal Foundation in 2007. She is a past recipient of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Resident’s Research Award, and the Bastien Award for Exceptional Canine Care. Dr. Thompson was the recipient of the CIVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2014.
Lori has been married for 25 years to Jim, a Senior Systems Engineer and an avid RC fanatic. They share their home in the country with 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 horses.