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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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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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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 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

The Lab at Ryan Hospital

A Team of Experts

We offer fast turn-around time and quality assurance.

News, Events & Publications

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Penn Vet In The News

Publications

Bellwether 82Bellwether Magazine Our official alumni magazine, Bellwether shares the best of Penn Vet twice 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

October 22
Continuing Education Series: "Update on the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs" (CE)
presented by Dr. Meg Sleeper
6:00pm - 8:30pm
A bi-monthly continuing education opportunity for primary care veterinarians, technicians and office staff
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October 27 November 04
First Tuesday Lecture Series: “Sports Medicine: Inside and Out”
presented by Dr. Elizabeth Davidson and Dr. Liz Arbitier
6:30pm - 7:30pm
New Bolton Center - Alumni Hall
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  • Be a part of the largest and longest study ever to improve the
    lives of dogs!

    Morris Animal Foundation is conducting a Golden Retriever Lifetime
    Study to help determine risk factors for canine diseases, notably cancer.

    Morris Animal Foundation graciously provides grants to institutions for
    the study of disease in animals and is a great friend of Penn Vet. We
    invite you to sign your Golden up for this important lifetime study.

    Learn more here: http://caninelifetimehealth.org/


  • During surgery, routine checks of blood pressure and oxygen levels give indication of the patient's overall well-being. But a new study of dog microcirculation, led by Dr. Deborah Silverstein, looks to ensure adequate blood flow in the smaller blood vessels.

    The study points to the importance of giving IV fluids during even minor, elective surgical procedures, a standard of care that is recommended but not often practiced in many veterinary hospitals.

    Learn more about the study: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/penn-vet-study-monitors-effects-of-iv-fluid-on-circulation-during-surgery



  • Timeline Photos
    Our Boone is growing up, and so is the blog chronicling his life. No longer the "Baby Book," the journal is now named "Boone's Blog." The new address is www.vet.upenn.edu/boonesblog. Please be sure to bookmark it! Go there now to learn the latest details about Boone, who returned to the farm of our Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston this week. He gets lots of attention from her 10-year-old daughter, Alice, pictured here. Boone is now off of antibiotics and healing well, sharing a paddock with a champion steeplechase pony. For more details and photos, go to Boone's Blog!

  • Timeline Photos
    Please read our Penn Vet Extra story about champion Thoroughbred racehorse, Hardest Core, and his life-saving surgery by Dr. Louise Southwood: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/penn-vet-extra/penn-vet-extra-october-2014/hardest-core Hardest Core went on to win the Arlington Million in August, which earned him a spot in the Breeders' Cup Turf Classic on November 1. The four-year-old gelding is owned by the local Bentley family, a long-time New Bolton Center client and supporter. We are all wishing them well at the Breeders' Cup and beyond!
  • Dr. Ron Harty comments on the euthanasia of the pet dog in Spain- that it was a wasted opportunity to learn more about Ebola and how pets may fit in the transmission cycle.

    http://6abc.com/pets/mystery-surrounds-pets-and-ebola/350406/


  • Under pressure to save a life, veterinarians at Ryan Hospital found a creative solution that not only gave an African grey parrot named Bocelli a second chance, but also had him on his feet and talking again within a day.

    Read Bocelli's story: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/penn-vet-extra/penn-vet-extra-october-2014/parrot-story



  • Timeline Photos
    New Bolton Center's nurses perform valuable work throughout the hospital. Pictured is Veterinary Technician Kriste Halscheid caring for a patient in the colic wing of our James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center. Learn more about New Bolton Center's nurses: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/NBC-hospital/services/veterinary-nursing/patient-care-technicians
  • This is National Veterinary Technician Week! The annual event, which recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions to the best possible care of animals, is sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.

    Pictured is veterinary nurse practitioner Jessica Bosco, as she comforts her patient in the fluids ward.

    Learn more about our nurses: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/veterinary-nursing


  • Did you know dogs can get breast cancer too?

    Dr. Karin Sorenmo leads the Penn Vet Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program. The program provides care to shelter dogs with mammary tumors that are homeless and without access to the care they need to survive.

    Mammary tumors in dogs and breast cancer in women have many similarities, both in terms of risk factors and biology. Many of the dogs have multiple tumors, often in different stages of malignant transformation, and therefore provide a unique opportunity to study cancer progression.

    Learn more about the Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/ryan-veterinary-hospital/services/comprehensive-cancer-care/cancer-research/canine-mammary-tumor-program


  • Congratulations to third-year Penn Vet student Lindsay Gallagher!

    She and her brother competed in the first Veterinary Innovation Challenge and won third place for their Hush-Puppy device. It uses a standard automatic feeder linked to a bark-detecting collar to help quiet incessant barking.

    http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2014-10-09/latest-news/hush-puppy-device-rewards-dogs-quiet-time


  • On Tuesday, October 7, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted the second annual “Best Friends Bash” for 15 of their craniofacial patients. The children had the opportunity to meet dogs with similar conditions who were patients with Ryan Hospital's department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery. This unique partnership aims to help children see how dogs are affected by similar problems and how they have adapted.


    Best Friends Bash 2014
    On Tuesday, October 7, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted the second annual “Best Friends Bash” for 15 of their craniofacial patients. The children had the opportunity to meet dogs with similar conditions who were patients with Ryan Hospital's department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery. This unique partnership aims to help children see how dogs are affected by similar problems and how they have adapted.
  • Do you have a ferret with an insulinoma? Are you interested in a FREE physical exam, blood work, and CT scan for your ferret?

    Dr. Adam Yoskowitz (Radiology), in conjunction with the Exotics department, is recruiting ferrets to participate in a study assessing CT for detection and diagnosis of insuliomas. As part of the requirements for this study, you should be pursuing surgical treatment of the insulinoma. Surgery to remove the insulinoma tissue can be performed by the veterinarian of your choice, and does not need to be at Penn Vet.

    As part of this study, if eligible your ferret would receive:
    - FREE physical exam
    - FREE blood work (CBC, Chem)
    - FREE CT scan
    - FREE Biopsy

    You just need to bring your ferret in for one visit at no cost to you for the above procedures. (Drop-offs and weekend appointments are possible.)

    Contact Dr. Adam Yoskowitz for more information or to schedule an appointment (Adamyosk@vet.upenn.edu or 215-620-8432)


  • We hope to see you at the PAWS Mutt Strut on Saturday!

    http://www.pawsmuttstrut.org/


  • The Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center is still accepting dogs at least 9 years of age in our clinical trial for older dogs. If your dog is showing signs of slowing down or not getting around as well, he or she may be eligible to participate. This trial is evaluating the effects of a plant-based supplement in improving overall function, mobility, and quality of life in aging dogs.

    This trial involves 4 visits to VHUP over approximately 5-6 weeks. Benefits include free exam, blood work, and a $100 gift card upon successful completion of all study visits. For more information, please contact Angie in the VCIC at cosey@vet.upenn.edu.



  • Anderson Cooper: Does your dog really love you?
    www.cbsnews.com
    The correspondent talks about his beloved dog, "Molly," while reporting for 60 Minutes on the science of dog intelligence.


  • Timeline Photos
    Bette, the pig injured by hunting arrows, is doing "really, really well" today, with no fever and a "great appetite," reports Penn Vet New Bolton Center Surgeon Dr. Marie-Eve Fecteau, who performed the surgery to save her life. No longer requiring an IV, the Duroc pig is on oral antibiotics and pain medications. Bette is expected to return to her home at the Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary this week. Read about Bette and her treatment: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/NBC-hospital/services/emergency-critical-care/patient-stories

  • Timeline Photos
    Penn Vet New Bolton Center Surgeon Dr. Marie-Eve Fecteau and her team this week saved the life of Bette, a Duroc pig seriously injured by two hunting arrows. Bette lives at the local Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary. Read about Bette and her treatment: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/NBC-hospital/services/emergency-critical-care/patient-stories
  • Penn Vet students discover, in a broader context, what it means to be a veterinarian by assisting in wildlife treatment and conservation efforts, at home and abroad.

    Read about their stories: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/penn-vet-students-travel-the-world-to-treat-wildlife


  • Hi, everyone! We need your help. Below is a survey for cat owners, which we hope will give us some new insights into cat behavior. This survey is open to all owners of registered, single breed (purebred) cats.

    Please share, and if you own such a cat, use this survey to tell us about him or her today! Thanks!

    http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1497973/Cat-Temperament-Survey-CaTS-for-Registered-Single-Breed-Cats



  • Cover Photos
    New Bolton Center maintains a herd of horses used to help teach our veterinary students. They live in fields throughout our beautiful 700 acre campus in Chester County, PA. — at Penn Vet New Bolton Center.
  • Aversive training may have detrimental consequences on your dog’s body and mind.

    Dr. Carlo Siracusa discusses that what you teach your dog may be less important than how.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201409/what-you-teach-your-dog-may-be-less-important-how


  • Does your dog get fleas?

    Dr. Christine Cain comments on flea prevention for pets for the New York Times.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/vets-face-rising-worry-over-fleas/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&


    Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas
    well.blogs.nytimes.com
    Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

  • Timeline Photos
    Please read a terrific story in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer about the "Cow of the Future" that features New Bolton Center's team at the Center for Animal Health and Productivity. Also featured is local dairy farmer, friend, and client, Walt Moore. http://articles.philly.com/2014-09-28/news/54404607_1_methane-emissions-greenhouse-gas-emissions-dairy-cows
  • Did you catch Dr. Nicola Mason on FOX 29 News last week?

    She was interviewed about the osteosarcoma vaccine clinical trials she's conducting for dogs, and how those trial results may help human cancer patients in the future!

    http://www.myfoxphilly.com/clip/10623350/dog-battling-cancer-helps-lead-research-for-the-disease


  • Penn Vet's Dr. Brett Kaufman led a study that found oxidative damage of cellular mitochondria may play a role in aging.

    Learn more: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/penn-vet-led-study-ties-aging-to-oxidative-damage-in-mitochondria


  • Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

    Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416452.htm
  • Find out how Penn Vet Student Inspiration Award winners continue to make a global One Health impact!

    http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/bellwether-magazine/bellwether-fall-2014/where-are-they-now


  • Read about Penn Vet's Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center (VCIC) and the Chinese mushroom used to treat hemangiosarcoma in dogs.

    The VCIC conducts a variety of clinical trials that may not only help pets, but may have applications in human health, as well.

    http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/bellwether-magazine/bellwether-fall-2014/a-dogs-tale


  • Dr. Deborah Silverstein studies dog microcirculation to ensure adequate bloodflow in smaller vessels during surgery: http://t.co/o1TODQOOkA
  • Dr. Ron Harty talks about the quarantine of the pet dog in Dallas- a great opportunity to learn about Ebola and pets: http://t.co/bbVDCm7PIc
  • Read about the risky, unusual procedure performed at Penn Vet to save the life of Bocelli, an African grey parrot: http://t.co/lGriBOhASk
  • Penn Vet student Lindsay Gallagher won 3rd place in Veterinary Innovation Challenge for Hush-Puppy device: http://t.co/7p3eyrkFw3
  • Photos from Best Friends Bash- children with craniofacial issues from CHOP meet dogs from Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital: https://t.co/3rqdz21MfO

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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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