At Work with Dr. Erika Krick
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Krick helps treat animals suffering from cancer. And though animals suffer from the same kinds of cancers as humans, treatment is slightly different, Krick says. “Our goal is to try and induce remission and prolong quality of life. We tend not to treat our patients too hard, so our incidence of side effects is really low.” Since the chemotherapy is less aggressive, for instance, pets treated usually don’t lose their hair.
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.
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