Shelter Animal Medicine Program
Penn Vet is working to eliminate the unnecessary killing of potentially adoptable animals in Philadelphia with the highly successful spay/neuter component of Penn Vet’s Shelter Animal Medicine Program.
Penn Vet has spayed adoptable dogs in partnership with the city since 2002. In 2006 Penn Vet launched its Shelter Animal Medicine Program where senior veterinary students participate in surgery rotation. Dr. Dottie Brown, chair of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia and director of the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center, serves as the interim director of Shelter Animal Medicine, and shelter animal medicine is part of the school’s core curriculum. The program will ensure that students also experience other shelter issues and topics, including homeless animal management, the role of the veterinarian in an animal shelter, pet animal overpopulation, forensic medicine, infectious disease control, behavior problems and evaluations, wellness and animal cruelty, neglect and hoarding. >>More