• Gallagher Hush Puppy Story
      'Hush-Puppy' device rewards dogs for quiet time

      For many dog owners, incessant barking is the bane of their existence. Some resort to using “shock collars” that deliver a jolt when their animal barks. The brainchild of Penn Vet student Lindsay Gallagher, however, may one day help pet lovers quiet their pets using positive reinforcement in the form of food rewards.

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      Ivy League Pigs: Heritage Breeds Shine in Penn Vet Swine Research

      Several reddish-brown sows mingle with their pink companions at Penn Vet’s Swine Teaching and Research Center. The Tamworths are growing up and becoming part of the herd. 

    • Helping Pets, Helping People

      Philadelphia is one of the core locations for the Pets for Life program, an initiative of the Humane Society of the United States that provides free spay/neuter and wellness care for pets in under-served communities. Penn Vet has partnered with the program since 2013, an arrangement that enhances the education of veterinary students while providing animals with the care they need, but that their owners may not be able to afford.

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      Denali - Treating Canine Cancer Without Amputation

      Denali, a 10-year-old Spinone, was the first dog to enroll in Dr. Nicola Mason’s clinical trial for dogs with osteosarcoma who had not undergone amputation. Read Denali's story...

    • Avian Influenza

      Avian influenza,a respiratory disease that affects many birds, including poultry, has been detected in the United States.

      Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) recently has been detected in commercial poultry, backyard poultry flocks, and wild birds in several states.

      No human infections have yet been reported in relation to this latest outbreak. Generally, human infections with avian influenza viruses are rare, and most often occur after people are in direct or close contact with an infected bird. Biosecurity is key in protecting flocks.

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      One Health - Penn Vet’s Collection of 50,000 Salmonella Strains

      The 50,000 glass vials locked away in a building on Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center campus hold the keys to new research into Salmonella, the number-one cause of foodborne illness in the United States.  Read this story...

    • Tracy and Rocky, Working Dog Center
      Fit to Work: A Police Dog's Story of Recovery

      Ever since Rocky and Jenkintown Police Sergeant Richard Tucker were paired as working K9 and handler, Sergeant Tucker knew he could rely on his dog completely. But when Rocky became critically ill, Sergeant Tucker realized just how deep his bond was with his dog.

    • Silver
      Hi-Yo, Silver

      Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger.

      Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to remove multiple cancerous lesions.

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      Chip, the Bearded Dragon

      Julie Harris’ family has a variety of household pets – a dog named Jaxx, two cats named Army and Navy, and a two-year-old female bearded dragon named Chip.

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      Clydesdale's Big Heart Skips More Than a Beat

      Leading the team of majestic Clydesdales is Windsor, a special member of the eight-horse team that pulls a historic wagon for the Hallamore Corporation. So when he wasn’t himself, not pulling his weight, backing out of the harness, farm manager Ned Niemiec worried about Windsor’s heart.

    • Jake, Penn Vet Extra story
      Care from the Heart for the Heart

      The first pacemaker was placed in a dog in 1967, right here at Penn Vet, by veterinary cardiologist Dr. James Buchanan. Almost 50 years later in the same hospital, this procedure saved the life of a 10-year-old Boxer named Jake.

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      Profile: Catherine Nunnery, DVM

      Meet Catherine Nunnery, DVM, New Bolton Center’s Large Animal Ophthalmologist. Dr. Nunnery came to New Bolton Center in September from a private practice in Maryland.

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      About Equine Blood Transfusion Crossmatching

      New Bolton Center’s Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.

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      New Bolton Center Saves Champion's Legacy

      The news was shocking, and devastating. A champion Paso Fino stallion in his prime suffered catastrophic heart failure and could not be saved.

    • The Nearly Lethal Lily

      It was one lick of a lily that set in motion Elvis’ roller coaster ride.

      For Valentine’s Day, Bob Armstrong bought a lovely bouquet of flowers for his wife, Paula. Among the beautiful blooms were a handful of lilies. What Bob and Paula didn’t know is that lilies are highly toxic to cats. After merely licking one of the lilies, Elvis fell ill.

    • Holden Finds Hope at Ryan Hospital

      Anthony Cirado took a break from unpacking to run a quick errand near his new home in Voorhees, NJ. During that 30 minutes, his four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, Holden, decided to explore the boxes in the bathroom. Unfortunately, the item that appealed most to Holden was a large bottle of Ibuprofen.

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      Penn Focus: Visit Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital

      Walk through the doors of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and it becomes immediately clear this is no ordinary place. The hospital is open 24/7, handles more than 31,000 patient visits a year, and staffs nearly 400 veterinary professionals.

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      Field Service Vet Brings Own Horse to New Bolton Center

      When field service veterinarian Dr. Liz Arbittier saw her horse, Ephraim, stagger unexpectedly out of his stall, she brought him to New Bolton Center at the first opportunity.

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      Success After Surgery: Penn Vet Patient Qualifies for Prestigious Race

      Watching Thoroughbred Hardest Core power past his champion competitors to win a million-dollar race is thrilling, but even more so considering that he underwent emergency life-saving surgery just eight months earlier.

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      Thoroughbred Undergoing Cancer Treatment Competes at Devon Horse Show

      One of the competitors at the Devon Horse Show this year was an unlikely Thoroughbred champion currently undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.