• tegan3
      Field Service Team Solves Post-Foaling Emergency

      The flashy Gypsy Vanner mare foaled when no one was watching, but all seemed well, the colt still wet when the barn crew arrived just after dawn. Soon he was up and nursing.

    • Farrah
      Finding Farrah a Forever Home

      Farrah, a six-year-old German Shepherd mix, was brought to the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in March of 2012 as a stray. She was named after Ms. Fawcett for her charming good looks.

      While at the shelter, Farrah exhibited repeated behaviors such as barking, jumping, spinning, and tail biting, making her an excellent candidate for a new partnership between Francisvale and the Animal Behavior Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.

    • Lexi
      MRI the Key to Diagnosing Lexi's Lameness

      While in their second dressage show together, Caitlin MacGuinness noticed that her new mount, Lagato, seemed to be a bit lame on the right front leg, but only when turned sharply to the right.

    • Bill 36
      Goat SOS: Navy Mascot Needs New Bolton Center

      On a warm September evening, a dozen members of the U.S. Naval Academy leadership, including the Commandant of Midshipmen, were gathered on an expansive lawn, anticipating the arrival of the guests of honor. Those guests? A pair of young goats, Bill 35 and Bill 36, the new mascots for the Academy football team.

    • leptospirosis story
      Leptospirosis: Cause for Concern

      Pan was glowing in the dark. He was so jaundiced, it looked like someone had scrubbed him with iodine and forgotten to wash it off. His eyes, face, and ears were yellow.

    • Liz Bale-crop
      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. 

    • jeglum
      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.

    • Meghana Pendurthi-PIADC
      The Definition of a "Real" Vet

      When I tell my friends and family members what I would like to do when I graduate from Penn Vet, oftentimes I am met with the question, “Don’t you want to be a real vet?”

    • Lewis
      500 Days and Counting

      Lewis, an eight-year-old Golden Retriever, qualified for the prestigious 2013 Master National hunt test in Kansas. As part of his final preparation, Lewis ran the first series of a master hunt test before the competition as a confidence builder. He nailed it.

    • Mirabel
      Golden Girl

      Getting old is hard to do, especially if you are a homeless 10-year-old mutt with health problems.

    • Dentistry story
      Dentistry That Makes a Difference

      Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera’s unexpected path leads to inspiring outcomes.

    • Dr. Kendra Bence
      Dr. Kendra Bence and Team Piece Together Signaling Pathway Leading to Obesity

      As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and some to leanness, they are discovering that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old “calories in, calories out” adage.

    • Dual Certification story
      Determination Leads to Dual Certification

      Board certified in both neurology and large animal internal medicine, Penn Vet’s Amy Johnson is in demand at New Bolton Center.

    • My Special Girl and colt, Penn Vet, New Bolton Center, Foal Cam
      The Birth of a Foal: What We Look For and What We Do

      Trying to pinpoint a mare’s foaling date is challenging because the mare’s gestation period is one of the most variable, stretching from 10 ½ to 13 months. The average gestation is about 11 months. What happens when the big day comes? And what should you be looking for?

    • Charlie
      Angel Boy - AKA Charlie

      I was so relieved when animal control officers picked me up. My nose was bleeding and I felt really sick. I wasn’t getting any better at the ACCT shelter, and the vets suspected that I had ingested rat poison.

    • midnight2

      Midnight was surrendered to ACCT because her owners could not afford to care for her when she became ill. Midnight tested positive for parvovirus at the shelter and was subsequently admitted to Ryan Hospital.

    • Bella
      Bella - AKA Betty White

      I was brought to ACCT as a stray. I wasn’t feeling well at all. The nice people at the shelter ran some tests to find out what was wrong. It turns out that I had parvovirus.

    • Amore

      ​Amore was two months old, hit by a car, and a stray. ​Penn Vet doctors from Shelter Medicine, Imaging, Intensive Care, Neurology, and Internal Medicine came together to ​try to save ​her.

    • Boomer

      When I was seven months old, I was brought to ACCT as a stray.

    • Mr Roper
      Mister Roper

      When I joined my brothers at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, I felt so sick.