PennVet | The Power of Penn Vet
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

The Power of Penn Vet

Published: Sep 25, 2018

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In April, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of The Power of Penn, a $4.1 billion comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign for Penn’s 12 schools and six centers.

For Penn Vet, the Campaign presents an exciting opportunity to strengthen our boundary-breaking research, education, and clinical care and accelerate our impact on global public health.

With a $130 million goal, the School’s success in the Campaign will enable us to maintain our position at the forefront of veterinary medicine and help us define the future of veterinary medicine by:

  • Training new generations of veterinarians
  • Reinventing academic programs
  • Transforming clinical care
  • Impacting the world

Campaign Leadership

Jay G. Goldman

Jay G. Goldman, W'79, PAR'13, PAR'21
Co-Chair and Member of Penn Vet Board of Overseers

“As a proud Penn alumnus and Trustee, my relationship with Penn Vet is rooted in my affinity for the University and animals, as well as my deep interest in the ties between animal and human health. The School is truly at the forefront in cancer, neurology, and other areas of research that are informing new protocols for treatment of companion animals and humans. The Campaign will propel Penn Vet’s translational research into even greater promise for all species.”


Richard Lichter

Richard Lichter
Co-Chair and Member of Penn Vet Board of Overseers

“My main interest is dogs, and I have been a longtime supporter of emergency care for shelter dogs at Penn Vet. The School’s care and compassion for animals is unparalleled, and one of the Campaign’s main goals is to expand people’s understanding of everything that Penn Vet does and the major impact it has. Along with raising awareness, the Campaign will raise funds for clinical care priorities, like new programs and facility renovations.”


Gail Petty RiepeGail Petty Riepe, CW'68, PAR'98
Co-Chair and Member of Penn Vet Board of Overseers

“With my husband, I have been involved with Penn for more than 50 years. When the time came that we were able to give back, we chose Penn Vet, it’s a perfect fit for us. I have always connected with animals, and New Bolton Center and Ryan Hospital offer compassionate large and small animal care. As the Campaign momentum builds, we can look forward to critical new resources that will make the School’s facilities better than ever and empower the faculty to do so much more than they already do so well.”


To learn more or give to the Campaign, contact:

Jillian Marcussen
Director of Development and Board Relations