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Bellwether Fall 2018

Featured Articles

Meet Dr. Andrew Hoffman, Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine


On August 1, Dr. Andrew Hoffman became Penn Vet’s 13th dean, assuming the mantle from Dr. Joan Hendricks upon her 2018 retirement.

Get to Know Dean Hoffman


Bellwether sat down with Hoffman on his first day — a typically hot and humid late summer one in Philadelphia — to talk about becoming dean, the future of veterinary medicine, career highs, and more.

The Power of Penn Vet


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.

Hooked on Birds


Linnea Tracy, V’19, believes birds are veterinary medicine’s next frontier, and she wants to help chart the way forward.

Educating for Warped Speed Discovery


In today’s globalized world of rapid discovery, medical education — human and animal — has not, perhaps, kept pace with innovation.

Back in the Race


Senior Senator has been called “one of the craziest horses that ever looked through a bridle.” But a serious accident in May 2017 temporarily dampened some of the eight-year-old gelding’s fiery, unique personality, nearly ending his racing career.

Tackling Disease in Nepal


When James Ferrara, V’20, was 10 years old, his family’s Labrador retriever, Cody, suffered from arthritis and had to be put down. The experience sparked Ferrara’s interest in veterinary medicine.