The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital sees approximately 33,000 patient visits a year, 11,000 of which come through our Emergency Service. Approximately 23,000 of those are dogs and 8,000 are cats. The hospital staff numbers around 400, including 120 clinicians and 100 veterinary technicians. Patients come from as far away as California and Florida; over the past three years, we saw cases from 48 states.
The hospital has six sterile operation rooms and two minor surgery rooms. Diagnostics and treatment equipment include a CT scanner, several ultrasound stations, radiography equipment, operating microscope for delicate surgeries such as kidney transplants, equipment for cataract surgeries, endoscope, laparoscope, arthroscope and Doppler ultrasound for cardiac diagnostics. We recently opened the Rosenthal Imaging and Treatment Center (RITC), the Commonwealth’s only oncology and imaging facility devoted entirely to veterinary medicine. The 9,200-square-foot RITC houses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment for diagnostics, as well as a linear accelerator for radiation treatment.
Penn Vet was the first to have an animal bloodmobile and blood bank, with a cumulative total of 7,000 donor canines, and well as in-house cat donors. The hospital’s animal bloodmobile makes trips to blood drives two to three times a week. About 1,000 dogs are active donors.
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