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Penn Vet Announces First Student Accepted into Special VMD-MBA Program

Melanie Kirshenbaum of Westchester County, NY, is the first student accepted into the new VMD-MBA degree program at Penn Vet’s Center for Animal Health and Productivity (CAHP) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Working Dog Center adds full-time law enforcement trainer

Bob Dougherty, who served for three decades as a police K9 officer for Cheltenham Township, recently joined the Penn Vet Working Dog Center as a full-time law enforcement trainer to enhance the Center’s teaching resources for police dogs and their handlers.


Equine Laminitis Expert Dr. Andrew van Eps Joins New Bolton Center Faculty

Renowned for his research on equine laminitis, Dr. Andrew van Eps joined the faculty of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in December as Associate Professor of Equine Musculoskeletal Research.


Dr. Oliver Garden Joins Penn Vet as Chair of the Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) announces the appointment of Dr. Oliver Garden, BSc, BVetMed, PhD, as Chair of the Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia.


Ten Penn Professors Named AAAS Fellows for 2016

Ten professors from the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among a class of 391 members honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Election as a Fellow of AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society, is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.


Drs. John Farrar, Elliot Hersh, and Rosemary Polomano to Receive 2016 One Health Award

Dr. John T. Farrar, MD, PhD, of the Perelman School of Medicine; Dr. Elliot V. Hersh, DMD, PhD, of the School of Dental Medicine; and Dr. Rosemary Polomano, RN, PhD, of the School of Nursing Science at the University of Pennsylvania have been named the 2016 recipients of Penn’s One Health Award, recognizing their exemplary contributions to expanding interdisciplinary collaboration and improving health care for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment.


New Bolton Center Appoints Full-Time Radiologist to Clinical Faculty

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, in a commitment to expanding its imaging service, has appointed Radiologist Dr. Kathryn Wulster as Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging.


Penn Vet Announces Class of 2020 Recipients of Commonwealth One Health Scholarships

Three first-year students from Pennsylvania have received Penn Vet’s Commonwealth One Health Scholarship, which provides a full tuition subsidy for four years at Penn Vet.

Swine Production Facilities at New Bolton Center

Penn Vet Adds Animal Welfare Course to Curriculum as Second-Year Elective

A new course on animal welfare is available as an elective this fall to Penn Vet’s second-year students. In addition, a two-hour lecture about animal welfare will be included for the first time in the mandatory curriculum for first-year students.


Passion Becomes a Practice for Future VMDs

Animal Planet takes viewers behind the scenes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as six students embark on a journey to graduation.


116th Penn Annual Conference

Penn Vet hosts the 116th Penn Annual Conference September 26-29, 2016, in Philadelphia, PA. The conference is one of the region's largest gatherings of veterinarians.


Penn Vet Welcomes Bill Levy and Linda Richardson

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine announces the appointment of Bill Levy and Linda Richardson to its Board of Overseers.


The Hills Announce $1 Million Scholarship Fund

A $1 million gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill will establish the Robert Marshak-Vernon Hill Scholarship Fund in collaboration with Wharton to help ensure global food security.


A Conference in Cuba Results in Collaboration

Oriol Sunyer, a professor of immunology and pathobiology, shared his research on fish immunology and vaccine development as well as his keen interest in marine conservation.


Dr. Lesley King, Pioneer in Critical Care

Dr. Lesley Geraldine King, MVB, originally from Dublin, Ireland, and a resident of Coatesville, PA, died May 14, 2016, at the age of 51, after a long illness.


Fossil Dog Represents a New Species

A doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new species of fossil dog, found in Maryland, approximately 12 million years old.


Students Named HHMI Fellows

Three graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Medical Research Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Antibiotic-free Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition and the most common form of eczema, is estimated to afflict as much as 10 percent of the population in the United States.

Dr. William Beltran

William Beltran Honored for Blindness Research

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has recognized William Beltran with the 2016 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award.

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Sherrill Davison Receives Distinguished Service Award

PennAg Industries Association honored Penn Vet’s Dr. Sherrill Davison, Associate Professor of Avian Medicine and Pathology, with the PennAg Distinguished Service Award.