New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Our Leadership

Our Dean

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, Penn Vet

Dr. Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM

An acclaimed researcher, clinician, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Andrew Hoffman served since 2012 as Director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory and Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at Cymmings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University before coming to Penn Vet. 

Our Board

A board of overseers is the advisory body to the dean of a school or the director of a major center at the University of Pennsylvania. While formal institutional governance and fiduciary responsibility for the University rests solely with its Board of Trustees, Overseer boards serve as a vital channel of communication with the Trustees on the activities of Penn's schools and centers.

Boards of overseers afford Penn ready panels of professionals, experts, and informed lay people who provide volunteer leadership and financial support to the areas they serve. Overseers also serve as ambassadors and spokespersons by linking the campus to the world.

Board of Overseers

  • Mr. Mark D. Spitzer, W’71, Chair
  • Mr. Martin E. Winter, G’76, W’76, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Amy Iris Attas, G’83, V’87
  • Mrs. Kathryn L. Champ
  • Mr. Christopher B. Cowan, WG’91
  • Mrs. Ilona S. English, WEV’77, GFA’88
  • Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer Perez, C’78, V’82
  • Mr. Lawrence Otis Graham
  • Ms. Wendy Grubbs
  • Dr. Kate Harnish, DVM, CVPM, ex officio
  • Mr. Marc A. Hembrough, W’84
  • Dr. Pamela R. Henderson
  • Mr. Christian Herr, ex officio
  • Hon. Mark Keller, ex officio
  • Mr. Sam Kieffer, ex officio
  • Ms. Felicia Madison Levy, C’87
  • William R. Levy, Esq.
  • Mr. Richard Lichter
  • Mr. Keith A. Morgan, C’83
  • Hon. Eddie Day Pashinski, ex officio 
  • Mr. Ken Raney, ex officio
  • Hon. Russell Redding, ex officio
  • Mrs. Linda Richardson
  • Mrs. Gail Petty Riepe, CW’68
  • Mrs. Caroline Rosen
  • Dr. Deborah S. Rothman, C’95
  • Ms. Christa B. Schmidt
  • Hon. Judith L. Schwank, ex officio
  • Mrs. Hope Gittis Sheft, C’86
  • Mr. Christopher Torres, ex officio
  • Hon. Elder A. Vogel, Jr., ex officio
  • Mrs. Lucy Zungailia, C'85


  • Mrs. Patricia Billhardt
  • Ms. Christine C. Connelly
  • Mrs. Mindy Heyer, C’79, W’79, WG’80

Dean's Council

Dean's Council comprises senior leadership from our School, including faculty and senior management from research, clinical service, education, and administration.This governing body meets regularly with the Dean to discuss strategic priorities and serves to support the Dean in guiding the School.

Dean's Council

Gary Althouse, DVM, PhD
  • Marion Dilley and David George Jones Endowed Chair in Animal Reproduction
  • Associate Dean for Sustainable Agriculture and Veterinary Practices Professor of Swine Health and Reproduction

Mary Bryant, VMD
  • Assistant Dean of Students & Admissions

Barbara Dallap Schaer, VMD, DACVS, DACVECC
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
  • Medical Director, New Bolton Center Hospital

Oliver Garden, BVetMed, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM
  • Henry and Corinne R. Bower Professor of Medicine
  • Chair, Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine

Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT
  • Harry Werner Endowed Professor of Equine Medicine & Professor of Reproduction
  • Chair, Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center

Olena Jacenko, PhD
  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Diversity

James B. Lok, PhD
  • Professor, Parasitology
  • Chair, Pathobiology

Jillian Marcussen
  • Chief of Staff
  • Office of the Dean

Kathryn E. Michel, DVM, DACVN
  • Professor of Nutrition
  • Associate Dean, Education

Michael B. Mison, DVM, DACVS
  • Professor, Clinical Surgery
  • Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Ryan Hospital

Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD
  • Associate Dean for One Health

Ellen Puré, PhD
  • Grace Lansing Lambert Professor
  • Chair of Biomedical Sciences

Phillip Scott, PhD
  • Professor of Pathobiology
  • Vice Dean for Research & Academic Resources

Robert Schieri, MBA, CPA
  • Vice Dean and Chief Financial Officer

Corinne Sweeney, DVM
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Dean, New Bolton Center