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Penn Vet Commencement 2022


2022 Commencement Exercises

The Penn Vet Class of 2022 will celebrate their Commencement on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:30 PM (EST).

The Ceremony will be held in the Zellerbach Theatre of the Annenberg Center. Seating is limited to guests of graduating seniors, and admission ticket is required. The Ceremony will be broadcasted here online via live stream for those unable to attend in person. A video recording will be available after the Ceremony has ended.

  • When: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:30 pm
  • Where: Zellerbach Theatre of the Annenberg Center, University of Pennsylvania and live stream (here)

We are proud of our V'22 Class, celebrating their amazing successes. 

2022 Commencement Program

2022 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Heather Fowler, Penn Vet Commencement Speaker 2022Dr. Heather Fowler, VMD, PhD, MPH, DACVPM, PMP

Dr. Fowler completed her Veterinary Medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After veterinary school, she received a Masters of Public Health in Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health. From 2015-2016, she was a Bullitt Environmental Fellow at the University of Washington (UW), assessing modern dairy practices in Washington state. She completed her PhD in 2017 from the UW School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. During her time in Seattle, she worked as the Associate Director of Animal Health for the Center for One Health Research. She also served as a mentor to indigenous youth as part of the United Native American Educational Alliance’s Clear Sky Program.

After completing her PhD, Dr. Fowler began work as the Director of Producer and Public Health at the National Pork Board. In this role, she oversees research programming on the occupational health and safety of people involved in pork production while focusing on public health and zoonotic disease outcomes.

Working on health at the intersection of animals, humans, and the environment, Dr. Fowler truly embraces the ‘One Health’ concept that is so critical to global problem solving. She is uniquely positioned to address both the challenges and aspirations of our graduates as they embark upon their careers. Dr. Fowler has a deep appreciation for how a veterinary degree can take you in unexpected directions, and how we can positively impact the well-being of each other, our communities, and the animals we serve to protect.