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Clinical and Research Training

Clinical Internships, Residencies & Fellowships


If you are interested in a clinical internship or residency at one of Penn Vet's veterinary hospitals, you can learn more about what's offered below. If you are interested in ​completing an internship or residency here, you will need to apply through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Match Program site www.virmp.org.


Please Note: The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment.

Internship & Residency
Match Program

VIRMP: If you are interested in applying for the 2016 cycle, applications are accepted beginning in October 2015.

Please apply through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Match Program site www.virmp.org.

About Internships

  • New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals

    New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is located in rural Southern Chester County.  Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of New Bolton Center consists of approximately 93 veterinarians (including 6 interns and approximately 12 residents).

    The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Surgery and Emergency/Critical Care.  Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.

    Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled to be free for either the Winter Break Holiday or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at New Bolton Center.

    Rental housing is available, however transportation is required.  There is no public transportation.  Hospital parking is free.  We are centrally located, one hour from Philadelphia, New Jersey and Baltimore, 30 minutes from Delaware, Maryland and Lancaster.  These areas offer cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, nightclubs and sports events.  Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment

    For More Information

    • Please contact Patricia Antes: antes@vet.upenn.edu
    • Download a description of the Large Animal Internship Program at New Bolton Center
    • Please visit www.virmp.org for more information and to take part in the internship matching program.

    Internship & Residency Match Program

    • If you are interested in applying for the 2017 cycle, applications will start being accepted in October 2016.
  • Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals

    The Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is located on the main campus of the university, in West Philadelphia. Because of its location in a major urban area, there is a large case load. Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of Ryan Hospital consists of approximately 120 veterinarians (including 13 interns and approximately 50 residents). Ryan Hospital and the School of Veterinary Medicine are part of a very large biomedical complex that includes the oldest medical school in the nation. The Veterinary School library is within the building, and the Medical School and Dental School libraries are located within two blocks.

    The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Soft-Tissue Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Service (includes overnight supervision), Anesthesia, Radiology, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and Dermatology, Neurology, and Cardiology,  as well as rotations in which the intern can select among Dentistry, Medical Genetics/Pediatrics, Ophthalmology,Special Species/Exotics,  Clinical Pathology,and  Pathology. Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.

    Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled so as to be free for either the Christmas or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at Ryan Hospital.

    Rental housing is readily available within walking distance of Ryan Hospital. Parking for interns is provided in an adjacent multi-story parking garage. In addition to the rich cultural life available on campus (including professional theater, concert hall, and many restaurants), Philadelphia (metropolitan area population of four million) has much to offer with its cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, night clubs and sports events. Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.

    For More Information

    • Please contact Victoria Cramer at cramerv@vet.upenn.edu
    • Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the internship matching program.
    Please note: At this time we are unable to accept applicants that are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Canada or Mexico.

About Residencies

There are numerous residencies available at Penn Vet on an ongoing basis.

Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the residency matching program.

  • New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals

    Here is a list of some of the residency options at Penn Vet's large animal hospital, New Bolton Center

    • Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Field Service/Food Animal
    • Internal Medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    • Large Animal Reproduction
    • Large Animal Surgery

    Please visit www.virmp.org for more information and to take part in the residency matching program.

  • Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals

    Here is a list of some of the residency options at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals:

    • Emergency and Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical Track
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical and Research Track
    • Oncology
    • Laboratory Animal Medicine
    • Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery
    • Anatomic Pathology
      • Please visit the American College of Veterinary Pathologists website to learn more.
        To apply, contact:
      • Dr. Amy Durham
        University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
        Laboratory of Pathology & Toxicology
        Ryan Hospital, Rm 4041
        3900 Delancey Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6051
      • Call, fax or email for an application package:
        Phone: 215-898-8822
        Fax: 215-898-0719
        Email: amycd@vet.upenn.edu
    • Clinical Pathology
      • Research Associate Position in Pathobiology - Controlled Transgene Expression
      • Research Associate Position in Pathobiology - Role of B cells subsets
    • Maddie's Residency in Shelter Animal Medicine
    • Small Animal Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Radiology
    • Medical Genetics/Pediatrics/Reproduction

Fellowships

If you are interested in fellowships available at Penn Vet, please visit:

  • Biomedical Post-Doctoral Postings at the University of Pennsylvania to check for availability and/or to apply.

Additional Fellowships offered at Penn Vet include:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Orthopedic Research (03-2016) (PDF)
  • Cardiology Ultrasound Fellowship (10-2015) (PDF)
  • NIH/Merck Fellowship