Loading
    • Alli and Mosenco tp
      Radioactive Cats!

      Church wasn’t acting like herself. The 13-year-old gray cat, named for her doppelgänger in the film Pet Sematary, was drinking more water than usual and was abnormally excitable. Her devoted owners, Lauren Catullo and Rianna Taylor, noticed the changes immediately. Thankfully, Church’s yearly veterinary exam was right around the corner.

    • tractor
      Medical Mystery: Big Thoroughbred Has a Big Infection

      The racetrack was not the place for this sweet Thoroughbred gelding, fighting to come in second-to-last in his best race. Flying over open hills and jumps, that’s what this athlete was clearly born to do. 

    • brianna-sm2
      Nine Lives

      Since birth, Brianna has fought against the odds. Born in an abandoned car on a farm in upstate New York, the dauntless calico was discovered by neighbors who bottle-fed her after learning that her mother had been hit by a car. Years later Brianna went missing for five days, only to be discovered behind a feed bin in a barn. Part of her tail had been stripped to the bone, evidence that she had survived an attack.

    • dean2
      Dr. Dean Richardson: Fixing Broken Horses

      Advances in technology and experience have greatly improved orthopedic surgery techniques for equine fracture repair, said Dr. Dean W. Richardson, the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery and Chief of Large Animal Surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

    • palate8
      A Tale of Two Palates

      When Jenn Clayton met Ruby Sue, a special-needs rescue dog, she had no idea she would be starting a long-term relationship with Penn Vet that would span 18 months and almost 9,000 miles.

    • Max
      It Takes a Team

      At only eight months of age, Max was fighting for his life. When he was surrendered to Adopt A Boxer Rescue (AABR) in late May, he could not walk, was in extreme pain, and had a high fever.

    • Blaine
      Penn Vet Affiliates Program: Bringing World-Class Care to Your Community

      At first, Shawn Polukord thought Blaine had kennel cough. The eight-year-old Labradoodle had started coughing at night and, unfortunately, he was getting worse. Concerned, Polukord took him to a local veterinarian who noticed that, in addition to the cough, Blaine had an irregular heartbeat that sounded like “tennis shoes in a dryer.”

    • mandola-sm4
      Mandola the Wonder Horse

      The horse resides in a new, four-stall barn where he can see the various comings and goings – equine, human, vehicular – at Ashwell Stable. Park your car up that way, and he’ll almost always hang his head over the stall door. You pretty much have to say hello and give him a pat on the neck. For him, for you, for anyone who ever hurt. That’s just the way Mandola is.

    • Bai Bai
      Bouncing Back: Clinical Trial Surgery Heals Husky

      Electric blue eyes locked on the ball, the striking Husky sprints, then leaps and pounces, to catch the ball as it hits the pavement. Watching 11-year-old Bai Bai move with such agility and speed is surprising, as just a year ago she underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament.

    • affiliates4
      Penn Vet Affiliates Program: Bringing World-Class Care to Your Community

      At first, Shawn Polukord thought Blaine had kennel cough. The eight-year-old Labradoodle had started coughing at night and, unfortunately, he was getting worse. Concerned, Polukord took him to a local veterinarian who noticed that, in addition to the cough, Blaine had an irregular heartbeat that sounded like “tennis shoes in a dryer.”

    • dan5
      Triumph over Adversity: A Shelter Dog’s Success Story

      The three-month-old pit bull mix puppy arrived at Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Service from the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT). His fur was matted with feces, he couldn’t bear weight on his left hind leg, his skin was extremely pink and painful to the touch, and his ear was swollen.

    • Lynne Cassimeris and Tutti
      First Filly Tutti

      Squeezing through a tiny gap between horses in the stretch, Tuttipaesi came in first over the wire in the $200,000 Grade II Santa Ana Stakes in Santa Anita. The impressive win was a surprise: Tutti had come back after 18 months of rest to recover from a life-threatening illness that landed her in New Bolton Center's isolation wing.

    • The Punctured Poodle

      It was the kind of freak accident that is completely unexpected and fills the heart with dread and fear. The Broome household was bustling on a Saturday morning in May. Bob and Lori Broome were hosting family for their grandson’s baptism. Bob was outside playing fetch with Belle, the Broome’s two-year-old Standard Poodle. When she didn’t return with the ball, Bob grew concerned. During a brief search, he found her lying under their camper. She emerged with an injury that was almost impossible to believe.

    • elsa-th
      Sight for Sore Eyes

      Elsa always had runny eyes. The two-year-old cat had been rescued as a kitten by Penn Vet student Jennifer Bortree. Elsa was treated at the time for feline herpesvirus (FHV-1), one of the most common causes of upper respiratory infections in cats. Among other symptoms, FHV-1 infection often impacts the eyes.

    • partner1
      Partner, Poster Horse for Colic Surgery

      Partner had colicked before, but the gelding’s primary veterinarian could manage his symptoms. This time was different. The Kentucky Mountain Horse immediately rolled after a post-ride bath. Clearly in pain, he was sweating, pawing the ground, trying to go down, simply inconsolable.

    • india8
      The Center for Animal Health and Productivity: On a (Milk) Mission in India

      Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is recognized as a valuable ally of the dairy and agriculture industries in Pennsylvania. And this reputation, as well as Penn Vet’s reach and impact, are continuing to spread rapidly around the world.

    • Dylan
      Dylan

      • Registered Name: Cher Car's Dylan PennVetWDC
      • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
      • DOB: Aug 08, 2015
      • Gender: Male
      • Neutered: No
      • Kennel: Cher Car Kennels
      • Foster: Jeremy Cress, Stephanie Yuhasz and Jessica Monkoski
      • Pedigree: Download Pedigree
      • Legacy: Named in honor of Dylan (Handler Darren Bobrosky) who deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of 9/11.
      • Job:

    • king-icu
      In Memoriam: Dr. Lesley King, Pioneer in Veterinary Critical Care

      Dr. Lesley King, Professor of Critical Care, was a founder and pillar of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and beyond. She was instrumental in the development of the veterinary intensive care specialty, particularly in expanding and refining mechanical ventilation.

    • Dr. Midge Leitch, New Bolton Center
      In Memoriam: Midge Leitch, VMD

      Dr. Leitch was in the vanguard of women entering veterinary medicine and one of the first to do a surgical residency at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center after graduating from the School in 1973.

    • In Memoriam: Charles W. Raker, VMD

      Dr. Raker was a giant of equine veterinary medicine, renowned as a great surgeon, an adroit, gracious teacher, and a compassionate, caring clinician. His professional career spanned 43 years, and even in retirement he remained actively involved at Penn Vet.