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610-444-5800
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Emergencies:
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215-746-8387
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For the Media


Thank you for your interest in Penn Vet! The Office of Communications works to provide accurate, timely information to members of the news media and the public.

We welcome interview requests and other queries, which we will handle as promptly as possible. In return, we kindly ask that members of the media keep in mind the following guidelines and policies when submitting an inquiry.



Media Guidelines & Policies

  • News Outlet | Media Inquiry Guidelines
    • All interviews with clinicians, faculty, staff and/or students in association with Penn Vet, Ryan Hospital, or New Bolton Center must be arranged through and facilitated by a representative from the Office of Communications. Please do not contact such individuals directly. 
    • When submitting a media or interview inquiry, please make sure to include your name, contact information, and general details of your pitch including important deadlines.
    • Visits to Penn Vet’s campuses and/or hospitals by members of the media must be arranged directly through a representative from the Office of Communications. For the well-being and privacy of our animal patients and their owners, a representative from the Office of Communications must also accompany any arranged visits. Please note that on-location shoots and/or interviews are extremely limited and only accepted on a case-by-case basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • If an interview requires a Penn Vet clinician, faculty or staff member, or a student to be recorded on video, please be aware that a signed copy of the University’s video authorization form must be submitted to and confirmed by a representative from the Office of Communications prior to any taping. Additionally, an an Appearance Release must be supplied to the Office of Communications for review and approval prior to obtaining a signed agreement from the individual that is to appear on camera.
  • Non-News, Commerce-Affiliated Content Site Inquiries

    The Office of Communications is selective in responding to requests from freelance writers on assignment for non-news, content building sites.


Mentioning Penn Vet in the Media

When referencing our organization in news copy or content attribution, please refer to the following guidelines.

  • School Name
    • First Mention, preferred: The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet)
      • Subsequent mentions: Penn Vet
    • First Mention, shortened: Penn Vet
      • Subsequent mentions: Penn Vet
  • Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital
    • First Mention, preferred: The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's Ryan Veterinary Hospital for Companion Animals
      • Subsequent mentions: Ryan Veterinary Hospital
    • First Mention, shortened: Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital
      • Subsequent mentions: Ryan Veterinary Hospital
  • Penn Vet's New Bolton Center
    • First Mention, preferred: The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center
      • Subsequent mentions: New Bolton Center
    • First Mention, shortened: Penn Vet's New Bolton Center
      • Subsequent mentions: New Bolton Center

Penn Vet's Communications & Media Relations Team

Seeking an expert source? Contact a member of Penn Vet’s Media Relations Team below.

These contacts are for media purposes only. If you are an animal owner, please do not direct animal health inquiries to the media team. Please contact Ryan Veterinary Hospital for Companion Animals or, for our large animal hospital, New Bolton Center.

Media Relations

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Martin J. Hackett

Communications Director
215-898-1475

mhackett@vet.upenn.edu 
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John Donges

Communications Coordinator
215-898-4234

jdonges@vet.upenn.edu 
Beats covered: Ryan Veterinary Hospital; Companion Animal/Small Animal Health and Care; Working Dog Center; Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center; Student Life and Academics; Microbiology-Parasitology-Pathology Diagnostic Testing
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Hannah Kleckner Hall

Associate Director of Communications
610-925-6241

hkleck@vet.upenn.edu 
Beats covered: New Bolton Center Hospital; Equine Health and Care; Large Animal/Farm Animal Health and Care; Agriculture Science and Research; Pennsylvania’s Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System @ New Bolton Center
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Katherine Unger Baillie

Senior Science News Officer, University Communications, Penn Today
215-898-9194

kbaillie@upenn.edu 
Beats covered: Basic Science

Web Communications

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Carole Cloud

Web Communications Manager
215-746-1395

cloud@vet.upenn.edu