Who We Are

A diverse and engaged community, Penn Vet comprises students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, alumni, donors, friends, patients, clients, staff, and administration.

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1884, and has a long-standing tradition as a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care, with a tradition of compassionate clinical expertise, intellectual rigor and the pursuit of innovative thinking. 

Get to know us. Read about what we do and you will understand what makes us Penn Vet.

We Are Penn Vet

Since 1884, Penn Vet has recognized that human and veterinary medicine are inextricably intertwined.

Close ties with the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as numerous other schools, institutes and centers at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond, have resulted in groundbreaking research.

One Health

One Health Initiative

Penn Vet is proud to be a member of the One Health Initiative, a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other scientific and environmentally related disciplines.