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Commencement 2014

The Class of 2014 graduates from Penn Vet!

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Student Research Day

Student Research Day

Students present their research projects to faculty in oral and poster presentations.

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Penn Vet students learn about camelids.

Treating animals large and small

Fourth-year students work with our teaching alpaca during an anesthesia lab.

New Bolton Center, bred for excellence

Our history is our pedigree

Our internal medicine team has been treating large animals successfully for 130 years.

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World-Class Equine Surgery

World-Class Equine Surgery

Dr. Dean Richardson, orthopedic surgeon, in the Kline Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Center.

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Our passion is our pedigree

Our passion is our pedigree

Our sports medicine faculty-clinicians are world leaders in equine sports medicine.

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Dr. Utter at New Bolton Center checks equine vision.

Ophthalmology check-up

Dr. Mary Utter conducts an ophthalmology exam at New Bolton Center.

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Our experience is our pedigree

Our experience is our pedigree

Our Emergency & Critical Care specialists are dual board-certified.

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White Coat Ceremony 2013

White Coat Ceremony 2013

Third-year students mark the beginning of clinical rotations.

Penn Vet's Dr. Galban, neurosurgeon, uses latest 3D technology.

Innovative surgical approaches

Our neurologists can print 3D models to help patients

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Radiology lab

Radiology lab

Students learn how to read different types of radiographs.

Reptile care at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital

We treat the largest and the smallest equally

At Ryan Hospital, we treat more than just cats and dogs.

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Committed to innovative educational programs

Committed to innovative educational programs

Access to numerous resources, both printed and online.

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A diverse and engaged community

A diverse and engaged community

Students engage in and out of the classroom.

FOX & Friends visit

FOX & Friends visit

FOX & Friends made a follow-up visit to the Working Dog Center to see how the program has grown.

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Investigating the microbiome

Investigating the microbiome

Probing genetic elements and environmental interactions.

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Understanding the nature of disease

Understanding the nature of disease

Advancing the field of veterinary science.

Unconditional love, unparalleled expertise

Unconditional love, unparalleled expertise

The Ryan Hospital ICU is staffed 24 hours a day.

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Research breakthroughs every day

Research breakthroughs every day

At Penn Vet, we see things differently.

Ryan Hospital's clinical team care for a canine patient.

Hands-on healing

Our wards nurses take that extra step in caring for our patients.

Setting the standard in clinical care

Setting the standard in clinical care

Penn Vet students take part in clinical rotation in Emergency & Critical Care at Ryan Hospital.

We care deeply about life

We care deeply about life

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit saves mares and foals.

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Best Friends Bash

Best Friends Bash

Penn Vet hosted the first Best Friends Bash for 20 craniofacial patients from CHOP.

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Class of 1978

Class of 1978

Members of the class of 1978 meet up in the Old Vet courtyard during the Alumni Weekend picnic.

Ryan Hospital tour

Ryan Hospital tour

Alumni speak with Dr. Anusha Balakrishnan in the intensive care unit during Alumni Weekend.

Class of 1963

Class of 1963

Members of the class of 1963 convene with Dean Joan Hendricks at New Bolton Center.

Study time

Study time

The Steven W. Atwood Library at Penn Vet offers both printed and online resources to students.

Working together

Working together

Faculty, residents, technicians and students all work together in caring for their patients.

Class of 2013

Class of 2013

Meet some new alumni from the class of 2013.

Class of 1968

Class of 1968

Our alumni are an important constituent to Penn Vet, serving as leaders and mentors.

Penn Vet students learn soft tissue surgery.

Learning to be tomorrow's veterinarian

Students perform their first spay under the guidance of sugery staff.

VMDs think differently

VMDs think differently

With a VMD, your view of the world will change.

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Penn Vet's VCIC team and patient

Penn Vet's VCIC team and patient

News, Events & Publications

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Penn Vet In The News

Publications

Bellwether 81Bellwether Magazine Our official alumni magazine, Bellwether shares the best of Penn Vet three times a year.

 

 


Penn Vet Extra Our monthly e-news, Penn Vet Extra provides our readers with one focus story from each of our two campuses.

 

 

  

New Bolton PostNew Bolton Post New Bolton Center’s quarterly e-newsletter, which features news about our hospital and the veterinarians and staff who work there.

  


 

 

Research Newsletter A great way to learn about Penn Vet research highlights, faculty accomplishments, and grant awards.

 

 

 

VMD/PhD Newsletter This newsletter showcases the accomplishments of our VMD/PhD candidates. It's a great way to find out about the vanguard of veterinary research and medicine.

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Events

August 21
Continuing Education Series: "Scratching the Itch: Update on Diagnosis & Management of Canine Atopic Dermatitis" (CE)
presented by Dr. Christine Cain
6:00pm - 8:30pm
A bi-monthly continuing education opportunity for primary care veterinarians, technicians and office staff
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September 30 October 17
Parents and Partners Day - Kickoff Happy Hour
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA
** For Penn Vet first-year students and their family and friends only.
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  • It's not too late to buy your tickets for the Riversharks game on Aug. 24!

    Please join us on August 24th at 1:35 for the "Bark in the Park" Day at Campbell's Field when the Riversharks take on the Revolution. Watch one of our pups Pacy throw out the first pitch!

    $5 of each ticket will benefit the Penn Vet Working Dog Center when using the code: PennVet. See the flier for more details!



  • Hardest Core Makes Jump in Arlington Million
    www.bloodhorse.com
    Hardest Core, a 4-year-old Hard Spun gelding trained by Edward Graham and ridden by Eriluis Vaz, upset Arlington's biggest day at 11-1 to secure his first graded stakes score, let alone grade I victory.
  • Welcome to the Class of 2018!

    Our new students started orientation today! Amidst tours, and lectures on procedure and protocol, they have time for some fun group activities!


  • Here's something you don't see everyday at the Philadelphia campus- chickens!

    Did you know that Penn Vet is part of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS)? PADLS exists for the purpose of protecting animals and humans from health threats by providing accurate diagnoses to assist Pennsylvania's agricultural community in controlling diseases to minimize economic loss.

    One way the New Bolton Center PADLS labs help is by testing eggs for Salmonella to help ensure food safety.

    http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/NBC-hospital/diagnostic-laboratories/new-bolton-center-padls



  • Timeline Photos
    Addie Althouse, 11 years old, loves horses, rides horses, and collects Breyer toy horses. When the foot broke off of one of her nearly 60 Breyer treasures, she turned to her father -- Dr. Gary Althouse, Chairman of the New Bolton Center Department of Clinical Studies -- and suggested a solution. Could the Chief of Farrier Services, Patrick Reilly, fix this favorite? After all, everyone knows that when a horse has a problem with a hoof, you call the farrier. Clever girl! Pat fixed the horse beautifully, using the same epoxy that he uses to glue shoes on real horses. After a day of prescribed stall rest, this patient will be as good as new!
  • Have you bought your tickets for the Riversharks game on Aug. 24 yet?

    Please join us on August 24th at 1:35 for the "Bark in the Park" Day at Campbell's Field when the Riversharks take on the Revolution. Watch one of our pups Pacy throw out the first pitch!

    $5 of each ticket will benefit the Penn Vet Working Dog Center when using the code: PennVet. See the flier for more details!


  • Horse owners, what do you need to know about equine herpesvirus?

    In the newly launched New Bolton Post, Drs. Helen Aceto and Amy Johnson answer questions and give tips about this extremely contagious and potentially life-threatening infection.

    http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/new-bolton-post/new-bolton-post-summer-2014/penn-vet-experts-advise-community-on-equine-herpes-virus


  • The Monmouth County SPCA is holding a benefit Nov. 9 to support canine cancer research at Penn Vet! Check it out!


  • Penn Vet's Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center (VCIC) is now recruiting dogs with a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in one knee for a clinical trial assessing the outcome of varying degrees of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis stabilized with a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgical procedure. Enrolled patients will make seven (7) visits to Ryan Hospital within one year of enrollment.

    Inclusion criteria:
    • Dogs weighing 20 kgs (44 pounds) or more
    • Confirmed diagnosis of a unilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture
    • No evidence of other concurrent orthopedic diseases
    • Clinical signs of a cranial cruciate rupture
    • Owner willing to participate in all study visits
    • Owner willing and able to be financially responsible for cost of TPLO surgical procedure

    Benefits:
    • Financial coverage for pre- and post-operative bloodwork, x-rays, and all study visits
    • Follow up care including: orthopedic examinations, activity monitoring, gait analysis, and imaging (radiographs and CT scan)

    If interested in enrolling a dog into this study, please contact the VCIC at 215-573-0302 or vcic@vet.upenn.edu.



  • Timeline Photos
    Boone and My Special Girl have been moved to the farm of New Bolton Center's Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston. Our veterinarians decided it was better for him to move earlier than planned, with his mother, because Dr. Nolen-Walston has another mare and foal, and he can have a friend. My Special Girl will live with him there until he is weaned in the fall, and then she will return to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center and her job as a teaching mare. Please view this video of their move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEsKou-cVzY&feature=youtu.be
  • Penn Vet welcomes our new large animal ophthalmologist Dr. Catherine Nunnery to New Bolton Center!

    http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34362/nunnery-joins-penn-vet-as-large-animal-ophthalmologist



  • Timeline Photos
    Dr. Perry Habecker, Chief of Penn Vet's Large Animal Pathology Service at New Bolton Center, was featured in a terrific story on Philadelphia's WHYY Radio science program, The Pulse. Reporter Elisabeth Perez-Luna spoke to Dr. Habecker about the dolphin deaths on the Atlantic Coast. http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/thepulse/item/70945-inside-the-911-call-center-for-sick-injured-marine-animals-in-new-jersey-
  • Dr. Ronald Harty spoke with KYW Newsradio about his research in controlling the spread of hemorrhagic viruses, such as Ebola:
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/08/05/penn-vet-research-may-lead-to-future-treatment-for-deadly-ebola-virus/



    Penn Vet Research May Lead To Future Treatment For Deadly Ebola Virus - CBS Philly
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com
    Dr. Ronald Harty and his team are studying the molecular workings of viruses, aiming to reduce their ability to spread infection.
  • Zzisa's puppies arrived at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center today! Here are four out of the nine!


  • Pacy is not only training to be a Search and Rescue dog, she's also perfecting her technique to "throw" the first pitch at the Riversharks game on August 24th! This is the hottest ticket in town!

    Join us for "Bark in the Park" day to benefit the Penn Vet Working Dog Center! Enter the group code: PennVet to purchase your tickets now: http://www.riversharks.com/index.cfm


  • Dr. Debbie Mandell speaks with Vetstreet about 5 factors that could put your dog at risk for heatstroke: http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/5-factors-that-put-your-dog-at-risk-for-summer-heatstroke


  • Our state-of-the-art Buerger Family Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite is also a wonderful teaching tool. Here, 4th-year students watch a procedure live on the video monitor without having to be present inside the suite.

    Learn more about our Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/surgery/minimally-invasive-surgery


  • Dr. David Holt leads a Penn team in using a new imaging system to improve surgical outcomes in treating cancer.

    http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/penn-team-makes-cancer-glow-to-improve-surgical-outcomes



  • Ryan Hospital is in the running again for Best Veterinarians in PHL17's Philly Hot List contest!

    Please vote! http://phillyhotlist.cityvoter.com/university-of-pennsylvania-s-ryan-veterinary-hospital/biz/663017


  • Dr. Cindy Otto needs your votes!

    You can vote daily for her to become America's Favorite Veterinarian through August 30! Dr. Otto is an associate professor of emergency care at Ryan hospital and is the founder and director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

    Vote here: http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2014-finalists/dr.-cynthia-otto/?query=category.eq.2014+Finalists&back=Finalists


  • New Bolton Center's Dr. Mary Utter and Dr. Nikki Scherrer were featured in a terrific story on Fox 29 TV News about restoring sight to a Belgian Draft horse rescued by the Large Animal Protection Society. The cataract surgery, performed by Dr. Utter and assisted by Dr. Scherrer, was successful and Big Pat can see with his right eye, making it possible to save his life.

    http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/26107938/blind-horse-gets-new-hope-and-restored-vision-in-one-eye


  • It's hot out today, so be careful of summer heat hazards!

    Penn Vet's emergency service gives tips on how to keep your pets healthy and safe: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/ten-important-tips-from-penn-vet-to-keep-pets-healthy-this-summer


  • Penn Vet's farrier service is one of the few that are part of a vet school. Pat Reilly, at New Bolton Center, explores techniques and materials in horse hoof care.

    Learn more about our innovative farrier service: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/penn-vet-farrier-service-at-new-bolton-center-is-pioneer-in-new-hoof-care-technologies


  • Do you like dogs? Are you a baseball fan?

    Please join us on August 24th at 1:35 for the "Bark in the Park" Day at Campbell's Field when the Riversharks take on the Revolution. And one of our pups will throw out the first pitch!

    $5 of each ticket will benefit the Penn Vet Working Dog Center when using the code: PennVet. See the flier for more details!


  • Our Summer Vets students participated in morning clinics today. Here, students observe our Emergency Services staff attend to a patient.

    To learn more about the Summer VETS program, visit http://www.vet.upenn.edu/education/admissions/summer-vets-program


  • Studying in India this summer, Penn Vet student Carrie Childs is conducting a comparative assessment of the dairy industry while getting a taste of the local culture.

    Read more at: http://casistudentprograms.com/author/carriechilds/



  • New Bolton Center's Marshak Dairy is planning renovations to improve cow comfort and milk production. This working dairy is vital to our teaching and research missions, which helps Penn Vet help Pennsylvania.

    Read all about it: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/penn-vet-extra/penn-vet-extra-july-2014/marshak-dairy-plans-renovations


  • Read about our recent graduate Dr. Lisa Gretebeck, as she tackles public health through research and outreach:

    http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/penn-vets-lisa-gretebeck-tackles-public-health-through-research-and-outreach


  • Here's something you don't see everyday at the Philadelphia campus- chickens! http://t.co/EDdOprLWGF
  • Horse owners, what do you need to know about equine herpesvirus? Drs. Helen Aceto and Amy Johnson answer questions. http://t.co/3XGLeYDMbG
  • Penn Vet welcomes our new large animal ophthalmologist Dr. Catherine Nunnery to New Bolton Center! http://t.co/MWudFoXShI
  • Dr. Ronald Harty spoke with KYW Newsradio about controlling the spread of hemorrhagic viruses, such as Ebola: http://t.co/MgTnqZjtnM
  • Dr. Debbie Mandell speaks with Vetstreet about 5 factors that could put your dog at risk for heatstroke: http://t.co/Hwj1I1iHpN

Contact Penn Vet

Members of the media should contact:

Ashley Berke
Director of Communications
berke@vet.upenn.edu
215-898-1475

John Donges
Communications Coordinator
jdonges@vet.upenn.edu
215-898-4234

Louisa Shepard
Communications Specialist for New Bolton Center
lshepard@vet.upenn.edu
610-925-6241

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