Penn Vet | Who We Are
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Prosthetic For Pete

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.

Our Mission

Our mission at Penn Vet is to train the next generation of veterinary leaders to advance healthcare outcomes and access, ensure global health, bolster sustainable agriculture, support interdisciplinary career paths, and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.

Get to Know Penn Vet

Penn Vet comprises faculty, clinicians, researchers, students, alumni, friends, donors, clients, and colleagues. Get to know us.


Our Leadership

Meet our dean, Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, and his leadership team, comprised of our distinguished Board of Advisors and the Dean's Council. 
Meet Dr. Hoffman and learn about our priorities...  Meet the Penn Vet leadership team...


Our Faculty

In addition to engaging students in the classroom and clinic, our faculty conduct groundbreaking research in cancer, infectious disease, regenerative medicine and neuroscience. Meet our faculty...

Our Students

Our Students

Penn Vet students hail from around the world, and many engage in research, in addition to their classwork and clinical education. Meet our students and read their stories...

Our Clinicians

Our Clinicians

With more board-certified veterinarians spanning two hospitals and more than 35 specialized services, Penn Vet sets the standard in clinical care. Learn about our hospitals and meet our clinicians...

Our Alumni

Our Alumni

With more than 6,000 graduates, Penn Vet is internationally recognized as a leader in agriculture, public health, biomedical research and veterinary medicine. Learn about our alumni...

Our Friends

Our Friends

Penn Vet depends on its generous friends and clients without whose support we would not be able to achieve such wide-ranging goals. We thank each and everyone for their generosity. Meet our friends and clients...