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Penn Vet Honors Two Graduates with 2024 Alumni Achievement Awards

May 21, 2024; PHILADELPHIA, PA – The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) has announced Dr. Donald Neiffer, V’92, as the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, and Dr. Andrew (Andy) Nebzydoski, V’84, as the recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit. The awards recognize alumni who are leaders in their fields and embody the values of Penn Vet.

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Veterinary Advocate Dr. Amanda Bisol, V’11, named as Penn Vet’s 2024 Commencement Speaker

Amanda Bisol, VMD, will deliver the address at the 2024 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) Commencement to be held on Monday, May 20, 2024.

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Penn Vet Kicks Off Construction of New $2.8 Million Richard Lichter Advanced Dentistry and Oral Surgery Suite

The project will revolutionize the oral health, specialty care patient experience for small animals

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Celebrating a Century: A new endowed scholarship at Penn Vet honors the legacy of Jack Wilkins, V’52

How do you celebrate a lifetime of impact? For the Wilkins family, creating an endowed scholarship for aspiring veterinarians was an especially meaningful way to honor John Langley Wilkins, V’52.

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Penn Vet Honors Two Graduates with 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) has announced that two distinguished graduates received two of the School’s highest honors, the Alumni Award of Merit, and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.


‘Oft-delayed but never deterred,’ Class of 2020 and 2021 grads celebrate

Embodying adaptability and persistence, themes of the speech by Angela Duckworth, alums from the classes of 2020 and 2021 returned to campus to make up for a missed milestone.


Morgan Agnew, V'13: The Rewards of Small Animal Reproductive Care

In what is arguably the world’s best job, Dr. Agnew spends her workdays with puppies or planning for their arrival.


John Baxter Taylor, Jr. 1882 - 1908

John Baxter Taylor graduated from Penn Vet in 1908 and during his time at Penn he competed on the track team, eventually representing the US at the Olympics in London that same year. 


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. 


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.

Dr. Robert Marshak-in memoriam

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.



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.


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).


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.


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.