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Penn Vet and the
Pennsylvania Farm Show

Penn Vet is a proud annual exhibitor at Pennsylvania's Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, with 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and 300 commercial exhibits. Please stop by the Penn Vet booth where you will find our veterinarians, faculty, staff, and students, as well as fun, educational activities about animals and their care! Our booth's theme this year is "One Health: how Penn Vet leads in protecting animals, people, and the planet."

Congratulations to the PA Farm Show on its 100th year.

When:  January 7-14, 2017

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

2300 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Exit 67 off Interstate 81

Special Events - Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm, Main Stage

Saturday, Jan. 7:

Test Your Toxin Knowledge!

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Murphy, Penn Vet Associate Professor of Toxicology

How well do you know your toxins? Discover which common household items are toxic to animals during this “Toxic or Not?” interactive game.

Sunday, Jan. 8:

Chromatography 101: How Do Drug Testing Laboratories Keep Your Food Safe?

Speaker: Dr. Joanne Haughan, Research Project Manager, Penn Vet’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory

Discover how veterinarians ensure food safety through the use of chromatography to separate compounds within food. Become a scientist and run your own chromatography tests during this hands-on demonstration!

Calling All Alumni Volunteers

Volunteers are needed each day of the Farm Show to staff the Penn Vet booth and represent the School as its ambassadors.   Shifts are 9a – 1pm and 1pm – 5pm daily.   Alumni are warmly welcome as booth volunteers as their expertise as practitioners is eagerly sought to field questions that the public routinely asks about their farm and companion animals.  Alumni volunteers will be reimbursed for parking and mileage.

Please contact Brittany Tinsley, Events Coordinator, to express your interest at bscan@vet.upenn.edu or 215-746-2421. 

Penn Vet Booth

Our booth is located in the Exposition Hall past the Food Court. Download a map of the Exposition Hall and the location of the Penn Vet booth (PDF). Penn Vet's booth is highlighted in yellow on the map.

 Penn Vet at PA Farm Show 


  • Free animal headbands: Kids can take home a headband with a picture of a horse, cow, dog, or cat.

    Yucky Stuff at PA Farm Show

  • Yucky Stuff: Look through and try to identify skulls, teeth, and some really s

    urprising stuff we've pulled out of animal stomachs.
  • X-Rays: Ever wondered what your animal looked like in an X-Ray? Now is your chance to find out. See broken and repaired bones, some

    strange things animals have swallowed, and the bone structures of several different species. 
  • Videos: Sit for a few minutes and see what Penn Vet does, through photos and videos, for Pennsylvania and beyond. 
  • Experts: Our veterinarians, faculty, staff, and students will be at the booth from 9 am to 5 pm every day. 

Focus: Feed Directive

Cows feeding at Marshak Dairy, New Bolton Center

The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive, which goes into effect on January 1, 2017, will impact producers and owners of food-producing animals and their veterinarians.

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