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 Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University before coming to Penn Vet. 

Our Board

A board of advisors 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, Advisory boards serve as a vital channel of communication with the Trustees on the activities of Penn's schools and centers.

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

Board of Advisors

  • Mr. Mark D. Spitzer, W’71, Chair
  • Mr. Martin E. Winter, G’76, W’76, Vice Chair
  • Mrs. Kathryn L. Champ
  • Mr. Christopher B. Cowan, WG’91
  • Mr. Michael Dana, WG'85
  • Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer Perez, C’78, V’82
  • Ms. Wendy Grubbs
  • Dr. Pamela R. Henderson
  • Ms. Abigail R. Kazam, C’02
  • William R. Levy, Esq.
  • Mr. Richard Lichter
  • Mr. Keith A. Morgan, C’83
  • Mrs. Linda Richardson
  • Mrs. Gail Petty Riepe, CW’68
  • Dr. Deborah S. Rothman, C’95
  • Ms. Christa B. Schmidt
  • Mrs. Tamara Totah Picache, W'94
  • Dr. Anson J. Tsugawa, V'98
  • Mrs. Lucy Zungailia, C'85
    Ex Officio Members
    • Mr. Christian Herr, ex officio
    • Mr. David Lentz, ex-officio
    • Hon. Dan Moul, ex officio
    • Hon. Eddie Day Pashinski, ex officio
    • Hon. Russell Redding, ex officio
    • Hon. Judith L. Schwank, ex officio
    • Mr. Michael Stolitca, ex officio
    • Mr. Christopher Torres, ex officio
    • Hon. Elder A. Vogel, Jr., ex officio


    • 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.

    Council Members

    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

    Brady Beale, VMD, DACVO

    Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Ryan Hospital
    Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology

    Igor E. Brodsky, AB, PhD

    Robert R. Marshak Professor of Pathobiology
    Associate Professor of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine
    Chair, Pathobiology

    Claire Bruno

    Assistant Dean of Students & Admissions

    Barbara Dallap Schaer, VMD, DACVS, DACVECC

    Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
    Medical Director, New Bolton Center Hospital

    Amy Durham, VMD, DACVP

    Assistant Dean for Education
    Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology

    Roderick Gilbert, MPH, DrPH(c)

    Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer

    Martin Hackett

    Chief Communications Officer

    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

    Christopher J. Lengner, PhD
    Harriet Ellison Woodward Professor
    Chair, Biomedical Sciences

    Jillian Marcussen

    Assistant Dean of Administration & Chief of Staff
    Office of the Dean

    Kathryn E. Michel, DVM, DACVN

    Professor of Nutrition
    Associate Dean, Education

    Mark Oyama, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM

    Charlotte Newton Sheppard Endowed Chair of Medicine
    Chair, Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine

    Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD

    Associate Dean for One Health

    Phillip Scott, PhD

    Professor of Pathobiology
    Vice Dean for Research & Academic Resources

    Robert Schieri, MBA, CPA

    Vice Dean and Chief Financial Officer

    Hyemi Sevening

    Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement