On August 1, Dr. Andrew Hoffman became Penn Vet’s 13th dean, assuming the mantle from Dr. Joan Hendricks upon her 2018 retirement.
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.
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.
Linnea Tracy, V’19, believes birds are veterinary medicine’s next frontier, and she wants to help chart the way forward.
In today’s globalized world of rapid discovery, medical education — human and animal — has not, perhaps, kept pace with innovation.
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.
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.