Office of the Dean
Dean Joan Hendricks visits with a group of Penn Vet students.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine on the Web. I invite you to explore the site and learn about our tradition of excellence in teaching, healing and discovery, our plans for the future and our many successes.
Penn Vet enjoys a reputation as one of the finest vet schools in the world. Built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM, we understand the global importance of the healing connection between animals and people. Among our alumni are leading clinicians, investigators and teachers whose achievements have shaped and are reshaping the world of veterinary and human medicine. As the only vet school in Pennsylvania , we are the Commonwealth’s primary health resource for farm animals, sport horses, and companion animals, and our ultimate objective is to provide outstanding animal health care based on the integration of teaching, healing and discovery.
For news and program highlights, take a look at Bellwether our School’s newsmagazine. If you are a veterinarian, client or potential client and would like information about our services, refer to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for small companion animals in Philadelphia or the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at our New Bolton Center campus in Kennett Square, Pa. Future veterinarians and their families will find the Admissions page most useful. Current students are encouraged to explore our Student Life page for a variety of functions, including direct access to the School’s Library. And simply surfing through our site will turn up scores of pages detailing the work of faculty and the accomplishments of our many departments and centers.
Welcome, again, to the web site of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. We appreciate your interest and are hopeful that you will find these pages informative and helpful. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to the Dean’s Office at email@example.com.
Joan Hendricks, V.M.D., Ph.D.
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine