• Toby's Battle With Lymphoma

      Toby, a Labradoodle, was diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma when he was eight years old. His owner, Kim Dugan, brought him to the Comprehensive Cancer Care team at Penn Vet.

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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.

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      The Buergers - Supporting Potential

      Several years ago, Connie Buerger brought her beloved 11-year-old Portuguese water dog, Max, to Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital to have a group of masses growing on his left shoulder evaluated. One of the reasons Connie brought Max to Ryan Hospital was because her daughter-in-law, and Penn Vet Overseer, Krista Buerger, had shared with her the excellent care her own Portuguese water dog, Kobe, had received just a year before.

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      Dr. Abram Stavitsky, V’46 - Creating a Permanent Legacy

      Through the use of gift annuities and IRA rollover gifts to support scholarship at Penn Vet, Dr. Abram Stavitsky, V'46, has ensured that the School can continue to provide the highest level of scientific training for future veterinarians. He is particularly passionate about providing financial support for minority students.

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      Carol Rinehart - A Love of Animals

      Born in Texas, Carol Ann Rinehart loved animals all her life. She made sure they would be well taken care of in years to come by creating an endowed Opportunity Scholarship.

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      Miranda Markart and Ethan Flint - Never Too Young

      The generosity of donors Miranda Markart and Ethan Flint has and will continue to support clinical trials through their endowment for the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center.

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      Gabriel Innes, V'16 - Learning in China

       Over the past four years, seven Penn Vet students have participated in externships in China at the Huaxia Dairy. Gabriel Innes, V'16, shares some reflections from his journey last summer.

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      Niemann-Pick Disease: Incurable?

      Niemann-Pick type C disease (NPC) is a rare and incurable neurological disorder that affects one in 120,000 people worldwide.  Presently, there are no therapies approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat NPC.

      Dr. Charles Vite, associate professor in neurology and neurosurgery in the Department of Clinical Studies at Penn Vet, is hopeful that this will soon change.

    • Filling the Gap: Growing Brody’s Bone

      In both dogs and children, the long bones in the legs and arms grow from an area at either end of these bones called the physis, or more commonly, the growth plate. When growth plates close prematurely, the bone is unable to achieve its normal length. Surgeons at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital came up with a unique treatment protocol to regrow the bone of a dog with this condition.