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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
610-444-5800
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Emergencies:
215-746-8911
Appointments:
215-746-8387
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Clinical Training Opportunities

Clinical Training Opportunities


There are numerous training opportunities at Penn Vet, depending on where you are in your professional journey. Here are some options:

Opportunities for Veterinary Students


Opportunities for Graduates

For more information about internships, residencies, fellowships, or our visiting practioner opportunities, please review the relevant sections below.

  • Internships

    Companion Animal Internships: Ryan Hospital

    The Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is located on the main campus of the university, in West Philadelphia. Because of its location in a major urban area, there is a large case load. Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of Ryan Hospital consists of approximately 120 veterinarians (including 13 interns and approximately 50 residents). Ryan Hospital and the School of Veterinary Medicine are part of a very large biomedical complex that includes the oldest medical school in the nation. The Veterinary School library is within the building, and the Medical School and Dental School libraries are located within two blocks.

    The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Soft-Tissue Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Service (includes overnight supervision), Anesthesia, Radiology, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and Dermatology, Neurology, and Cardiology,  as well as rotations in which the intern can select among Dentistry, Medical Genetics/Pediatrics, Ophthalmology,Special Species/Exotics,  Clinical Pathology,and  Pathology. Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.

    Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled so as to be free for either the Christmas or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at Ryan Hospital.

    Rental housing is readily available within walking distance of Ryan Hospital. Parking for interns is provided in an adjacent multi-story parking garage. In addition to the rich cultural life available on campus (including professional theater, concert hall, and many restaurants), Philadelphia (metropolitan area population of four million) has much to offer with its cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, night clubs and sports events. Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment.

    For More Information

    Please contact Victoria Cramer – cramerv@vet.upenn.edu

    Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the internship matching program.

    Please note: At this time we are unable to accept applicants that are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Canada or Mexico.


    Large Animal Internships: New Bolton Center

    New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is located in rural Southern Chester County.  Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of New Bolton Center consists of approximately 93 veterinarians (including 6 interns and approximately 12 residents).

    The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Surgery and Emergency/Critical Care.  Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.
    Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled to be free for either the Winter Break Holiday or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at New Bolton Center.
    Rental housing is available, however transportation is required.  There is no public transportation.  Hospital parking is free.  We are centrally located, one hour from Philadelphia, New Jersey and Baltimore, 30 minutes from Delaware, Maryland and Lancaster.  These areas offer cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, nightclubs and sports events.  Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment

    For More Information


    Internship & Residency Match Program

    If you are interested in applying for the 2018 cycle, applications will start being accepted in October 2017.

  • Residencies
    There are numerous residencies available at Penn Vet on an ongoing basis.

    Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the residency matching program.

    Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals

    Here is a list of some of the residency options at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals:

    • Emergency and Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical Track
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical and Research Track
    • Oncology
    • Laboratory Animal Medicine
    • Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery
    • Anatomic Pathology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Research Associate Position in Pathobiology - Controlled Transgene Expression
    • Research Associate Position in Pathobiology - Role of B cells subsets
    • Maddie's Residency in Shelter Animal Medicine
    • Small Animal Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Radiology
    • Medical Genetics/Pediatrics/Reproduction

    New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals

    Here is a list of some of the residency options at Penn Vet's large animal hospital, New Bolton Center:

    Please visit www.virmp.org for more information and to take part in the residency matching program.

  • Fellowships

     If you are interested in fellowships available at ​Penn Vet, please visit:

    to check for availability and/or to apply.

    Additional Fellowships offered at Penn Vet include:

  • Visiting Practitioners

Internship & Residency Match Program

VIRMP: If you are interested in applying for the 2018 cycle, applications start being accepted in October 2017

Please apply through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Match Program site www.virmp.org.