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Cooler temps and northern climes associated with increased diabetes diagnoses in dogs

Mirroring a finding in humans, diabetes diagnoses in dogs were more common in colder areas of the U.S. and during winter, according to a new study led by Penn Vet researchers.

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Under the same sun

Since its founding by Penn Vet students in 2016, the Gambia Goat Dairy has worked in partnership with Gambians to serve its community. The research and teaching farm also gives current students the opportunity to use their veterinary skills for social good.

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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.

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Olive, the Tiny Little Fighter

Knockout rounds and a big win in a puppy’s fight for life.

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A Heart Start for Milkshake

Stops and starts — and a lot of love — for a kid’s heart.

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PA Horse Breeders Donate $150,000 to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center to Advance Biomarker, Blood Doping Research

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association announced a $150,000 donation to the Equine Pharmacology Laboratory at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center that will support continued revolutionary research in equine biomarkers.

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The Harold and Judy McKonly Family Foundation Donates $3.4 Million to Penn Vet to Support Shelter Medicine Program

Thanks to a generous gift from The Harold and Judy McKonly Family Foundation, Penn Vet will continue its pioneering work within the field of animal shelter medicine and community outreach.

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Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future

Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of “Laminitis.” The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages and disciplines. Using genetics, UF/IFAS and University of Pennsylvania scientists have made a breakthrough in the disease thanks to funding from The Foundation for the Horse. 

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People Behind the Surgeries and the Lifesaving Procedures They Love

Penn Vet is known for pioneering veterinary surgical procedures. Two recent, complex cases put that expertise on display, with joyful results.

MARS Equestrian™ & Penn Vet launch innovative educational research

Penn Vet New Bolton Center, Royal Veterinary College Launch New MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Veterinary Scholarship Program for Equine Research

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) – together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and MARS EQUESTRIAN™ – has launched a new, international scholarship program aimed at advancing the health and welfare of the horse while providing an unparalleled learning experience for one aspiring veterinary investigator.

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The People Behind the Surgeries and Lifesaving Procedures

Surgeons, animals, owners — and two complex surgeries with joyful results

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Inaugural Penn Vet New Bolton Center, MARS Equestrian™ research program to accelerate transformative advancements in equine musculoskeletal health

Together with MARS Equestrian™, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) has launched an innovative educational research program dedicated to advancing critical frontiers in equine health.

 

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The Future of Veterinary Education

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced a leadership gift of $5 million from Gail P. Riepe, CW’68, and Jim Riepe, W’65, WG’67, HON’10, to build a new clinical skills center on the New Bolton campus, located in Kennett Square, PA. The gift, a part of The Power of Penn Campaign, is the largest of its kind to the New Bolton facility.

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Helping pets cope with quarantine, and reopening

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing mean many of people have been cut off from friends and family. But certain relationships have become more intimate amid the pandemic: those between people and their pets. 

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Penn Vet Launches New Telehealth Platform, Expands Access to Leading Pet Behavior Expertise

With less than 100 veterinary behavior experts practicing in the United States, having direct access to reliable, scientifically-sound advice on managing unsavory pet behavior can prove challenging. But thanks to a newly launched, web-based application from the Penn Vet, Intellivets, and Connect for Education (C4E), pet owners and primary care veterinarians alike can now enjoy expert insight from the comfort of their home or clinic.

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Partnering through a Pandemic: Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Launches Innovative Telehealth Service Amid COVID-19

In an effort to provide the highest level of veterinary care amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) at New Bolton Center today announced the launch of a new, innovative telehealth service for large animals.

Performing the mapping of Sophie’s heart and the ablation procedure was a team effort, involving experts from both Penn Vet and the Perelman School of Medicine.

This Penn heart patient is a 9-year-old boxer dog named Sophie

For Karen Cortellino, her 9-year-old dog Sophie is more than just a companion.

“There’s this bumper sticker that says, ‘Rescue dogs: Who rescued who?’” says Cortellino, a physician from New Jersey. “That’s exactly how I feel.” Eight years ago, she adopted Sophie, a boxer, two weeks after the death of the family’s first boxer, and “she’s been Mommy’s baby ever since.”

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Exploring Regenerative Medicine’s Future at October First Tuesday Lecture

[KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA] – Equine athletes of all ages and disciplines are susceptible to musculoskeletal injuries. Because of the limited healing capabilities of the tissues most often affected in these types of injuries – tendons, ligaments, and cartilage – avoiding continuous degeneration or re-injury can be challenging.

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Global Worming Redux: Exploring Updated Equine Parasite Control at September First Tuesday Lecture

Preventing a parasite-related disease is paramount to maintaining your horse’s optimal health. But as concern for parasite resistance has grown and approaches to proper de-worming strategies evolve, how do you know if your management practices are the best for your horse?

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Straight from the Horse Doctor’s Mouth: Public Invited to Attend Equine Health Lecture Series

From navigating colic emergencies to pioneering the future of equine imaging, equine enthusiasts of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to learn from New Bolton Center’s leading equine healthcare experts during the 2019-2020 First Tuesday Lecture series.