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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Pookie, Cancer Survivor

Date: Dec 16, 2015

Pookie, breast cancer survivorPookie was saved at the last minute when Marcy (rescue: City of Elderly Love) got her from the euthanasia room at one of the larger shelters in the area.

Marcy has worked with several rescue organizations and knew about the Penn Vet shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program, so she knew where to turn for help when she noticed Pookie’s large mammary tumor.

Pookie was enrolled and treated this November. Because she is in our program she will get free mammary tumor care and monitoring for the rest of her life and for her, this is particularly important, because her tumor was malignant.

She was adopted shortly after the surgery and we are happy to report that she is doing very well with her new family.

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 34,600 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 6,200 patient visits a year, while our Field Services have gone out on more than 5,500 farm service calls, treating some 18,700 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.