Kennett Square, PACare for horses & livestock/farm animals
Philadelphia, PACare for cats, dogs & other domestic/companion animals
Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his budget proposal for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Governor’s proposal includes level funding to the School of Veterinary Medicine at $31.3 million. This investment recognizes the critical role Penn Vet plays in the health and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s agriculture and wildlife, as well as in the delivery of infectious disease control programs — which directly impact the health of people, animals and the environment. The Commonwealth’s support of Penn Vet is also an investment in our students and their futures.
We’re proud of the partnership we have with Pennsylvania. We’re pleased the Governor recognizes the importance of our work and the worthiness of investing in veterinary education and training, as well as the world-class research and clinical services taking place on our campuses and in communities across the state.
On behalf of the students, alumni, faculty and staff of Penn Vet, we thank Governor Wolf for including Penn Vet in his proposal. We further appreciate the ongoing support of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and our partners in the agriculture industry, including the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, PennAg Industries, the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pennsylvania Holstein Association, among many others.
In the coming months, as the General Assembly considers the Governor’s proposal, we will remain engaged with legislators and members of the Wolf Administration to ensure the Commonwealth’s ongoing support of our vitally important work and that we can continue offering valuable services in support of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.