Governor Rendell to Attend Veterinary Hospital Renaming Ceremony on September 19
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Governor Edward Rendell, University of Pennsylvania
President Judith Rodin, and School of Veterinary Medicine
Dean Alan M. Kelly
renaming of the Penn veterinary hospital as the Matthew J. Ryan
Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
September 19, 3:30 p.m.
M. Huntsman Hall Auditorium, 3730 Walnut Street
Edward Rendell, University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin
and School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Alan M. Kelly will speak this
Friday at the renaming of Penn’s veterinary hospital as the
Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of
According to Kelly,
"With [Speaker Ryan’s] passing, the School lost the greatest
friend and most powerful advocate it has ever had in the legislature
his more than 40 years in the House, Ryan had been a driving force
in securing state funding for the School, enabling it to carry out
its mission of teaching, research and service.
On Feb. 21, the Penn
Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Veterinary Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to honor the speaker of
the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
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