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New Bolton Appoints Surgeon Kyla Ortved

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center has appointed Dr. Kyla Ortved as an orthopedic surgeon on the clinical team and faculty.

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2016 Student Inspiration Award Winners

Jane Karpowicz, W. Wendy Kuo, and Ellen Lapuck received Penn Vet’s prestigious Student Inspiration Awards for 2016.

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Dr. Virginia Reef to Receive Honorary Doctorate

The University of Ghent School of Veterinary Medicine will award an honorary doctorate to New Bolton cardiologist Virginia Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, DECVDI. 

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Animal Planet Features Penn Vet

Animal Planet announced today it is in production of an all-new series, featuring the first ever behind the scenes look at Penn Vet, its fourth-year students and their faculty. 

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Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital Welcomes New Clinicians

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) announces the appointment of Dr. Anna Gelzer as Associate Professor of Cardiology, Dr. Marc Kraus as Attending Cardiologist and Outpatient Medical Director for Ryan Hospital, and Dr. Jennifer Mahoney as Clinical Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology.

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Dr. Gustavo Aguirre Receives Louis Braille Award

The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired recognized Gustavo D. Aguirre with the 2016 Louis Braille Award for innovative research and treatment of inherited blinding diseases.

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Penn Vet Welcomes Caroline Fribourg Rosen to Board of Overseers

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine announces the appointment of Caroline Fribourg Rosen to its Board of Overseers.

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Penn Vet's Ultrasonography Pioneer Dr. Virginia Reef Receives AAEP’s Distinguished Educator – Academic Award

Virginia Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, DECVDI, director of large animal cardiology and diagnostic ultrasonography at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), received the American Association of Equine Practitioners 2015 Distinguished Educator – Academic Award.

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Mindy and Andrew Heyer Endow President’s Distinguished Professorship to Dr. Christopher Hunter

Dr. Christopher Hunter, BSc, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the inaugural Mindy Halikman Heyer President’s Distinguished Professor. Established by Penn alumni Mindy and Andrew Heyer, the $3 million endowment will advance Hunter’s research on how the immune system protects animals and humans from infectious disease.

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Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital Welcomes Three New Clinicians

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) announces the appointment of Brady Beale, VMD, as Staff Ophthalmologist, Elaine Holt, DVM, as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and Michael Mison, DVM, as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery.

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The Definition of a "Real" Vet

When I tell my friends and family members what I would like to do when I graduate from Penn Vet, oftentimes I am met with the question, “Don’t you want to be a real vet?”

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Ellen Lapuck -- Veterinarians Without Borders

Ellen Lapuck, V'18, recounts her summer experience working with Veterinarians Without Borders.

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Penn Vet’s Olena Jacenko, PhD, Earns Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Olena Jacenko, Professor of Biochemistry, has earned the University’s prestigious Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Jacenko is one of eight standing Penn faculty to earn the award this spring.

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Helping Pets, Helping People

Philadelphia is one of the core locations for the Pets for Life program, an initiative of the Humane Society of the United States that provides free spay/neuter and wellness care for pets in under-served communities. Penn Vet has partnered with the program since 2013.

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Dr. Mary Bryant Named Penn Vet’s Executive Director of the Office of Students

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) announces the appointment of Mary A. Bryant, VMD, to the newly created position of Executive Director of the Office of Students.

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Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer Named Medical Director of New Bolton Center

Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, the new Medical Director of New Bolton Center, brings the art of multi-tasking to a new level. For her, managing many challenges simultaneously, and successfully, is a signature characteristic.

 

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Penn Vet Announces Recipients of New Commonwealth One Health Scholarships

Penn Vet Dean Joan Hendricks announced today the selection of two Pennsylvania students as recipients of the inaugural Commonwealth One Health Scholarship. Recognizing the students’ potential to the School, to the veterinary profession, and to Pennsylvania agriculture, the scholarships provide full tuition subsidy for four years at Penn Vet, Pennsylvania’s only veterinary school.

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2015 Student Inspiration Award Winners

Launched in 2008, the award is presented annually to Penn Vet students who demonstrate the potential to significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and expand the profession’s impact on the well being of animals and society.

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March Madness Means Intensive Training in Livestock Medicine at New Bolton Center

To many, March Madness means basketball, but at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, it means an opportunity for soon-to-be farm animal veterinarians to put their skills to work before graduation.

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Penn Vet Names Dr. Lisa Murphy as Director of PADLS at New Bolton Center; Dr. Sherrill Davison as Agriculture Spokesperson

Lisa Murphy, VMD, DABT, is the new Resident Director of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, effective immediately. Sherrill Davison, VMD, MS, MBA, ACPV, will now serve as Penn Vet’s Agriculture Spokesperson.