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If you are a member of the media, this section is for you. Here, you'll find the resources you need to help you get the job done, including faculty and clinician facts and contacts, fact sheets about Penn Vet, photography, videography, and more.

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Penn Vet, Dr. Karin Sorenmo, Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program

Dr. Karin Sorenmo's Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program is featured in The New York Times Science section. This program provides care to shelter dogs with mammary tumors. The dogs are homeless and don't have access to the care they need to survive. By providing care, Dr. Sorenmo is also studying the similarities of breast cancer between dogs and women. She is looking at the early molecular alterations associated with tumor development and progression.

Learn more about the Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program...


My Special Girl and her coltWith the world watching, New Bolton Center's mare, My Special Girl, gave birth to a colt at 9:22pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. The grey foal weighed 104 pounds and measured 39.5 inches from crown to tail.

The birth was broadcast via a Foal Cam, a first in the history of Penn Vet. The live feed from My Special Girl’s stall in New Bolton Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was available at www.vet.upenn.edu/foalcam, beginning February 26. Since then, more than 133,000 people in 112 countries have tuned in to monitor the mare and await the birth of the foal. 

Read about the birth of My Special Girl's colt...

Download high-resolution photos...

Learn more about Foal Cam...

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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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  • Dr. Brittany Watson is joining Penn Vet as the new Director of Shelter Animal Medicine. Welcome, Dr. Watson! http://t.co/Uagyb4QZDB
  • Watch Dr JD Foster on CBS3 with Carol Erickson talking about the kidney dialysis service at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital! http://t.co/arfB0zHzSZ

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