normal retina on the right and an affected on on the left

Best disease and Blindness

Best Disease causes blindness in adults and children.

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antibiotic resistance in feed

antibiotic resistance in feed

Mason Immunotherapy research

Mason Immunotherapy Research

Dr. Mason and Dr. Krick collaborate on an immunotherapeutic approach to treating cancer.

Mason Immunotherapy Research

Mason Immunotherapy Research

Dr. Nicola Mason uses a novel approach to address various canine cancers.

Canine mitral valve disease radiograph

Addressing Canine Mitral Valve Disease

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McBaine detects ovarian cancer tissue.

Early Detection

Detecting ovarian cancer early can have a great impact on overall survival. Penn Vet working dogs train in ovarian cancer detection.


At Penn Vet, our challenge is how to advance the field of veterinary medicine, and by extension, all science.

Our faculty are leaders in their areas of specialty, and have made significant contributions through their research to global health. Several of our faculty are dually appointed with Penn Medicine, as well as other schools and programs at the University of Pennsylvania. Many work collaboratively with other institutions here in the United States and throughout the world. 

Explore this section and learn about the groundbreaking research taking place at Penn Vet that affects animals and humans alike.