Academics, Training &
Continuing Education

Penn Vet leads in the practice of veterinary medicine in the nation and the world. We have long been recognized for our pursuit of excellence in education and training.

We pioneered the development of veterinary clinical investigation, comparative medicine and the development of new fields, ranging from stem cell research to animal/human interactions.

We have successfully integrated scholarship and research into all aspects of veterinary medical education, and we supply high numbers of faculty nationwide to veterinary schools and other medical institutions.

We have made continuous and significant contributions to basic and clinical investigation and have trained large numbers of students and faculty as biomedical research scientists. We have led the way in curriculum development, as exemplified by our unique core/elective curriculum. 

In addition to the VMD, Penn Vet offers research opportunities such as the VMD/PhD program. We also offer internships, residencies, and fellowships.

Residencies, Internships, Externships & Fellowships

Training opportunities include residencies, internships, externships, and fellowships as well as other student-focused programs, research-based training and continuing education.

At the hospitals of Penn Vet, resident and training programs for graduate veterinarians provide advanced study in many clinical specialties, including anesthesiology, medicine, surgery, critical care, cardiology, radiology, pathology, production medicine, reproduction and many of the species-specialties.

Research Training Opportunities

Our students, including combined degree students (VMD/PhD), postdoctoral fellows and residents, enjoy a wide range of research opportunities in basic, translational and clinical research.

Continuing Education

Continuing education at Penn Vet ranges from  “Veterinary Public Health in a Global Economy: The Livestock Revolution, Sustainable Development, Zoonotic Disease” which was held in 2007, to the Penn Annual Conference, held annually for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. In addition, other CE opportunities are held during the year.

VMD Curriculum

Penn Vet leads the way in curriculum development.

Learn about Penn Vet's unique core/elective curriculum.

Attend Penn Annual Conference 2015

Attend one of the nation's largest meetings of veterinary professionals. Earn CE credit.

Learn more about PAC 2015

NIH/Merial Research Training Contacts

Michael Atchison, PhD
Program Co-Director
Phone: 215.898.6428

Yong No
Phone 215-898-3800

University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Ryan Veterinary Hospital
NIH/Merial Summer Research Program
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6046