Penn Vet is located in Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities.
The metropolitan area is a magnet for higher education with the largest number of colleges and universities in the United States. Philadelphia is home to Independence Hall and is rich in national history. The city is packed with museums, art collections, restaurants, concert halls and clubs. Philadelphia offers a diverse environment and an array of cultures. Philadelphia is home to numerous professional sports teams and strong collegiate athletics as well as the nation’s first zoo and largest city park, Fairmount Park. SEPTA, Philadelphia’s mass transit system, is extensive, efficient and convenient to Penn’s campus. Student social events are held throughout the academic year and offer a chance to catch up with classmates and students in other phases of their training.
Academically, Penn prides itself on being a well-integrated University and values and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship. The Schools of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Graduate Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wharton School of Business are located within a few minutes’ walk of one another. Our multidisciplinary philosophy, geographical proximity, and the outstanding scholarship provide a rich environment for student life.