Penn Vet's Mission is Three-Fold - Education, Research & Service
Penn Vet is committed to making a positive contribution to the Philadelphia community. One way community outreach and support is accomplished is by offering a competitive volunteer program opportunity for interested, driven and dedicated individuals.
Volunteers are a valuable asset not only to the community-at-large, but also to our team of veterinarians, students and staff. Each volunteer accepted into this prestigious program gains access to the inside world of academic veterinary medicine. Our volunteers are a valued and respected part of the team.
Make a Difference - Volunteer Today
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the most respected veterinary universities in the nation. One component of the school that is a stand-out among peers and sets the bar for companion animal care is the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan-VHUP).
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ryan-VHUP specializes in delivering the most advanced care available to an array of companion animals. Each year, Ryan-VHUP treats more than 30,000 patients annually from dogs and cats to lizards and ferrets, offering more than 20 specialty areas.
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MJR Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Requirements for the Program
Volunteers are required to be at least 18 years of age and be available to work a minimum of eight (8) hours per week.
Volunteers accepted into the program must carry their own health insurance.
Duties may include assisting the medical staff with patient needs as well as stocking, cleaning, delivering and retrieving medications and supplies.
Please Note: Students whose aim is to apply to professional school, must complete two semesters of service as a Ryan-VHUP volunteer before requesting consideration for recommendation letters.