Penn Vet's Shelter Animal Medicine Program
Countless dogs and cats languish in shelters across the country; for many of them, the critical time of need is before they have even found a new home. At Penn Vet, the Shelter Animal Medicine Program is helping these animals face a brighter future.
Since 2002, Penn Vet students have had an opportunity to learn firsthand about important shelter issues and topics, including pet overpopulation, infectious disease control and behavior problems and evaluations, as well as animal cruelty, neglect and hoarding. They can also participate in a surgery rotation, allowing more than 1,200 additional dogs and cats to be available for adoption each year.
By partnering with the major players in animal welfare in Philadelphia and beyond, the school has not only developed a model program for students, it continues to be the force behind the rescue of the lives of thousands of adoptable animals in this city.
Call 215.898.1480 to learn more about how you can make a difference to an animal in need.
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