Penn Vet's Philadelphia campus is home to Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as numerous resources and facilities for comprehensive biomedical research that Penn Vet shares with the University of Pennsylvania. Few universities have professional schools in veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry and nursing, as Penn has, and fewer still have them on a single campus.
Our world-renown faculty are committed to educating veterinary leaders of the future. The diversity of their academic backgrounds works to our students’ advantage -- their varied and unique perspectives bring a fullness to education. Visiting faculty, from institutions across the country and around the world, further enhance this diversity.
Ryan Veterinary Hospital is one of the busiest veterinary teaching hospitals in the country, seeing more than 35,000 small-animal patient visits a year. Of those visits, some 9,000 are through our Emergency Service, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by emergency medicine clinicians and emergency/critical care specialists, as well as nursing specialists in emergency/critical care, augmented by on-call specialists.
In addition to its large private client load, Ryan Hospital serves veterinarians in private practice and in private specialty practice, just as large urban medical centers attract the most challenging patients from private practitioners and smaller community hospitals, providing an amalgam of types of patients and variety of problems.