The Philadelphia campus of Penn Vet houses the Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals and a variety of resources and facilities for comprehensive biomedical research that are shared with the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is one of the few universities that have professional schools in veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry, and nursing on a single campus. The faculty at Penn Vet are renowned for their commitment to educating future veterinary leaders, and their diverse academic backgrounds benefit students by providing a range of perspectives.
Our world-renowned 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.
The Ryan Veterinary Hospital is a popular veterinary teaching hospital that sees more than 34,600 small-animal patient visits annually, and the Emergency Service, which is open 24/7, handles around 9,000 of those visits.