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Funding Priorities

Penn Vet depends on the generosity of our alumni and friends to help us remain a global leader in veterinary medicine, teaching and research.

There are many ways that your giving can have an impact on the advancement of veterinary medicine.

Unrestricted annual gifts are critical to the expansion of Penn Vet's mission.

Supporting the Annual Fund gives Penn Vet added flexibility to respond quickly to unforeseen needs and new opportunities, such as developing academic programs, supporting innovative studies, purchasing of new equipment and technologies, preparing the next generation of outstanding veterinarians and caring of our patients.

Here are some priorities where your gift would make a significant difference in Penn Vet's mission of teaching, care and research:

Annual Giving

Friends of Penn Vet Fund

  • The Penn Vet Fund is the most vital source of unrestricted gift revenue for the School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Private gifts to this fund are critical to the advancement of Penn Vet's mission. Supporting the Penn Vet Fund gives the Dean added flexibility that enables Penn Vet to respond quickly to unforeseen needs and new opportunities, such as to develop academic programs, support for innovative studies and the purchase of new equipment and technologies.
  • Give now to the Friends of Penn Vet Fund...

Friends of New Bolton Center

  • The nation's largest veterinary medical center of its kind and a world-renowned treatment center for horses, New Bolton Center is the 687-acre rural campus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA.
  • New Bolton Center's Hospital for Large Animals provides routine care, sophisticated diagnostics and treatment for horses and food animals.
  • More than 6,000 patient visits are made annually at the hospital. In addition, about 20,000 patient visits are made annually through the William B. Boucher Field Service.
  • At New Bolton Center, major breakthroughs by biomedical scientists have included in vitro fertilization in cows, development of botulinum antitoxin and total parenteral nutrition for foals and calves.
  • With the continued generous support of its Friends, New Bolton Center will remain at the forefront of research concerning animal and human health problems.
  • Give now to the Friends of New Bolton Center Fund...

Friends of Ryan Hospital

  • Continuing over 125 years of veterinary teaching and care, The Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals excels in the delivery of health care to our animal patients. It is one of the nation's best tertiary veterinary providers, offering broad-based, comprehensive clinical programs that provide veterinary students with exceptional training experiences. The Ryan Veterinary Hospital treats companion- and small-animal patients, including mammals, reptiles, birds and fish.
  • The hospital's Emergency Service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is staffed by board-certified specialists trained in critical care. Our faculty and staff see approximately 13,000 emergency among the 31,000 patient visits each year.
  • This work depends, in large part, on private donations, and cannot continue without this support. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
  • Give now to the Friends of Ryan Hospital Fund...

Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund

  • Gifts to the Vet Student Scholarship Fund help alleviate some of the financial debt that our students take on while training to become veterinarians, and allow the School to recruit the best and brightest students without regard for their ability to pay.
  • Give now to the Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund...


Research Priorities

  • Companion Animal Research Fund supports Penn Vet's innovative research into the diseases and conditions that affect animals and people.
  • Laminitis Research Fund provides funding to advance the understanding of laminitis, and treatment and cure of horses who suffer from the disease.
  • Large Animal Support Fund assists Penn Vet's New Bolton Center with research and other programs that benefit horses and farm animals.

More Funding Priorities

  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center Gift Fund provides needed funding for this national research and development center for detection dogs.
  • Barbaro Fund supports the care of equine patients at the Widener Hospital for Large Animals at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center and the operation of the hospital.
  • Charitable Care Gift Fund assists families of companion animals who cannot afford to pay for veterinary services at Penn Vet.

Penn Vet & United Way

Great news! Penn Vet is a now a United Way agency (50178) and you can name us when designating your charity of choice this year.


Penn Vet to the Rescue

One of 26 rescued Brittany Spaniels treated at Penn Vet

In late July, Penn Vet got a call from the National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network. A breeder in Louisiana was found housing some 150 Magnolia Brittany Spaniels. Some of the dogs tested positive for heartworm, and NBRAN needed Penn Vet's help.

Dr. Grace Anne Mengel, staff vet and director of Penn Vet's Primary Care Service, didn't hesitate.