Who We Are

A diverse and engaged community, Penn Vet comprises students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, alumni, donors, friends, patients, clients, staff, and administration.

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1884, and has a long-standing tradition as a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care, with a tradition of compassionate clinical expertise, intellectual rigor and the pursuit of innovative thinking. 

Get to know us. Read about what we do and you will understand what makes us Penn Vet.

One Health

One Health Initiative

Penn Vet is proud to be a member of the One Health Initiative, a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other scientific and environmentally related disciplines. 

Joan Hendricks, VMD-PhD, Dean Our Leadership

Meet our dean, Joan Hendricks, VMD/PhD, and her leadership team, comprised of our distinguished Board of Overseers and the Dean's Council. Learn more about our leadership...