Penn Vet Offers Free Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic
Friday, January 14, 2011
School celebrates Martin Luther King Day of Service with community outreach
[January 13, 2011; Philadelphia, PA] – For the third consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free dog and cat vaccination and low-cost micro-chipping clinic for pet owners. The clinic, slated to take place on Monday, January 17 at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan-VHUP), reflects the school’s commitment to the Philadelphia community and allows veterinarians to offer their services in honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service.
In addition to vaccinations, veterinarians will also offer a low-cost, permanent identification microchip as identification of pet dogs and cats is essential for successful return to an owner should they escape the home and become strays.
The clinic will run by appointment only and vaccines for 200 dogs and cats will be administered. All appointment slots are filled.
Who: Penn Vet, the West Philadelphia community and 200 dogs and cats
What: Penn Vet Free Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic and Discounted Microchip Clinic
Where: Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, 39th & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA
When: Beginning at 9:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, 2011. Clients will be seen by appointment only. All appointment slots are filled.
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