New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Diversity at Penn Vet

Our Mission

Our mission at Penn Vet is to train the next generation of veterinary leaders to advance healthcare outcomes and access, ensure global health, bolster sustainable agriculture, support interdisciplinary career paths, and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.

Roderick J. Gilbert
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Our Commitment

At Penn Vet we are committed to diversity and inclusivity. In our admissions policy we seek to create a population that is diverse in every imaginable way — gender, ethnicity, race, culture, religion, class, background, age — one that reflects the populations we serve.

Understanding and appreciating diversity is a priority, both at our school and in the veterinary profession itself. It is fundamental to success in today's world. We seek to increase awareness, respect, and sensitivity to all differences among individuals.

Diversity is our mission as educators, too. True learning comes, in part, from learning to be different together. Students arrive at Penn Vet from numerous, diverse regions. After they graduate, they head off to different communities. All need to thrive in an inclusive environment.

Besides providing our students with a first-class veterinary education, we at Penn Vet have an obligation to educate them in issues pertaining to a diverse society. Our approach is to lead by example, providing students with tools to overcome diversity issues in the veterinary profession. Just as we, as educators, are invested in the principle of One Health, we also believe in one world. One that contains all of us. Different together.