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Meet Our Alumni


Our alumni have gone on to great careers, helping animals, working in industry, teaching, and doing research in myriad venues throughout the world. You may have wondered what happened to your classmates over the years. Here’s where you can read some of their stories.

  • Want to let us know what's happening in your life? Send your story to Shannon Groves, Director of Alumni Affairs at grovessh@vet.upenn.edu.

Share Your Story

Want to share what's happening in your life?

Send your story to Shannon Groves, Director of Alumni Affairs at grovessh@vet.upenn.edu.


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    Anne Staudenmaier V'15

    Anne Staudenmaier V’15 is the current exotics intern (soon to be resident) at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA.

  • James Kusmierczyk and Erin Scott at Cameron Park Zoo
    How a Gerenuk Reunited Two Friends

    Drs. Scott and Kusmierczyk are both graduates of the class of 2010. They reunited for the first time since graduation to evaluate the gerenuk with an ocular condition. They were both active members of the Special Species Club at U Penn as veterinary students.

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    Shirley Yeo Lizo - Zoo Vet

    Read about Dr. Shirley Yeo Lizo's journey from small animal practitioner to Zoo Vet.

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    Dr. Liz Bales

    When she graduated in 2000 with a concentration in Equine Medicine, she had no idea that 16 years later she would be the founder and CEO of a start-up company striving to fulfill the environmental enrichment needs of indoor cats. 

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    Dr. Jeglum

    K. Ann Jeglum V’77, Diplomate ACVIM, Oncology-Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, received the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year - AKC Canine Health Foundation Special Industry Award presented at the 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event.

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    Laurel Redding: Monitoring Antibiotic Use on Andean Farms

    What Redding found is telling of the challenges of making a living in these remote and often impoverished areas, and of the significant role that veterinarians can play in protecting animal and human health around the world.

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    Peter Vogel, V'90: The Power of Planned Giving

    In addition to becoming a successful small animal veterinarian, Penn Vet alumnus Peter Vogel, V’90, has dedicated himself to strengthening the veterinary profession. He is particularly concerned about the significant loan debt facing many vet school graduates and sees a need to increase public awareness of the value that veterinarians offer to society.