Penn Vet participates in the MLK Day of Service with Community Pet Vaccination Clinic
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
100+ dogs and cats received free vaccinations and physical exams.
More than 50 volunteers, including local veterinarians, Penn Vet staff and students participated in yesterday's first-ever MLK Day of Service Vaccination Clinic.
Go to our the 125th Penn Vet Anniversary web site for photos of the event and click on January MLK event.
This vaccination/wellness clinic will help decrease the incidence of several preventable infectious diseases, including rabies, in the pet animal population. Several cases of rabies have been reported in the greater Philadelphia area in the last few years. Rabies is transmissible to people and an important public health concern. The clinic will raise the community’s awareness of the importance of appropriate veterinary care and promote the importance of animals in society.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
Visit us on-line at www.vet.upenn.edu