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Alumni News


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Fighting on the Front Lines of Infectious Disease

Colonel Eric Lombardini, C’93, G’01, V’01, battles threats overseas and in the U.S. 

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Penn Vet’s Gustavo D. Aguirre Wins the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Prize for Ending Blindness

Penn Vet's Dr/ Gustavo D. Aguirre is the recipient of the Sanford and Susan Greenberg End Blindness Outstanding Achievement Prize which distinguishes scientists for their groundbreaking medical contributions to eradicate blindness.

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Dr. Robert R. Marshak -- in memoriam

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine announced that Dean Emeritus Robert R. Marshak died peacefully on October 20, 2020 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was 97.

 

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Penn Vet’s Gustavo D. Aguirre Formally Recognized as AAAS Fellow for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Inherited Blindness

Dr. Gustavo D. Aguirre, V'68 was recognized by the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on February 17, 2018.

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In Memoriam: Brett Cooper, V'18

Brett Matthew Cooper, beloved son, brother and friend, passed away on September 13, 2017, taken too soon at the age of 30. He had an infectious smile, was quick to make friends, free with a laugh and an "I love you." His compassion knew no bounds. And he had the biggest heart.

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Helping Owners and Their Pets in Times of Crisis

A proud member of the class of V’94, Dr. Kenton Rexford is a lifelong Pennsylvanian and a Penn State graduate. As a founding partner with the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, a practice he first joined in 1998, Kenton leads the emergency team, helping owners and their pets in times of crisis.

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Penn Vet Receives $5 Million Gift to Establish the Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine

A transformational gift of $5 million by the estate of Seth and Lucy Holcombe will establish the Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet).

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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.

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Shirley Yeo Llizo - Zoo Vet

Read about Dr. Shirley Yeo Llizo's journey from small animal practitioner to Zoo Vet.

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Dr. Jeglum

K. Ann Jeglum V’77, Diplomate ACVIM, Oncology-Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, received the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year - AKC Canine Health Foundation Special Industry Award presented at the 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event.

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New Bolton Center’s Dr. Ben Martin, Pioneer in Equine Sports Medicine, Dies at Age 68

Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., VMD, of Kennett Square, PA, died March 18, 2015, at the age of 68, after a long illness.

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Penn Vet Students Named to Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” List

Lisa Gretebeck, 26, Penn Vet Class of 2015, and Dr. Nikki Wright, 28, Penn Vet Class of 2014, have been named to Forbes’ prestigious "30 Under 30" list for 2015, in the healthcare category. Gretebeck and Wright are recognized for cofounding Pou Sante: Amar Haiti, which provides sustainable animal husbandry training and resources to impoverished families living in rural Haiti.

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Midge Leitch, V’73, a True Pioneering Spirit

Dr. Midge Leitch, V’73, embodied the true pioneering spirit of many female veterinarians entering the profession at a time when it was still dominated by men.

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Anne Staudenmaier V'15

Anne Staudenmaier V’15 is the current exotics intern (soon to be resident) at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA.

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In Memoriam: Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., VMD

Dr. Martin was a pioneer in sports medicine and specialist in equine surgery, working his entire 34-year veterinary career at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet).

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Dr. Abram Stavitsky, V’46 - Creating a Permanent Legacy

Through the use of gift annuities and IRA rollover gifts to support scholarship at Penn Vet, Dr. Abram Stavitsky, V'46, has ensured that the School can continue to provide the highest level of scientific training for future veterinarians. He is particularly passionate about providing financial support for minority students.

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Peter Vogel, V'90: The Power of Planned Giving

In addition to becoming a successful small animal veterinarian, Penn Vet alumnus Peter Vogel, V’90, has dedicated himself to strengthening the veterinary profession. He is particularly concerned about the significant loan debt facing many vet school graduates and sees a need to increase public awareness of the value that veterinarians offer to society.