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Penn Vet Puts Service into Action

By Martin Hackett Published: Jan 3, 2018

MLK Day vaccination and wellness clinicSchool veterinarians offer pet wellness clinic as part of MLK Day


[January 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA] – Penn Vet will host a free dog and cat vaccination and wellness clinic from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, January 15th at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital at 3900 Spruce Street. The wellness clinic reflects the School’s commitment to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

“On MLK Day we answer Dr. King’s call to serve and make a difference in the lives of our city’s animals and their owners,” said Dr. David E. Holt, Professor of Surgery at Penn Vet. “Our vaccination and wellness clinic is a way to meet the community’s needs.  It unites us around compassionate care for animals and builds strong communities. We are putting our core principles of clinical care and service into action.” 

Vaccinations and examinations will be available by appointment only for approximately 200 dogs and cats. To schedule an appointment, pet owners should call 215-898-4680 beginning Wednesday, January 3rd.  There is a two pet per household limit. For additional questions regarding the clinic, please call 215-898-2210.

MLK Day vaccination and wellness clinic

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 nearly 35,300 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 nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 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.

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Martin Hackett
Director of Communications and Marketing
mhackett@vet.upenn.edu
215-898-1475

Hannah Kleckner
Associate Director of Communications
hkleck@vet.upenn.edu
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John Donges
Communications Coordinator
jdonges@vet.upenn.edu
215-898-4234