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Student Affairs

Student Affairs

The Office for Students

Once you've become a student at Penn Vet, you will receive notices, announcements, and updates from the Office for Students. Please check your e-mail regularly. If you have your @vet email forwarded to another server, please be certain that the forward service is working correctly. Our instructional technology staff will be happy to assist you in setting this up properly and ensuring full functionality.

For general information or questions regarding our programs, please e-mail us at

If you wish to contact a staff member directly, phone numbers and email addresses may be found in the University of Pennsylvania Directory -

Office for Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Dr. Mary A. Bryant, Assistant Dean of Students and Admissions
  • Rob Dimeo, Director of Admissions
  • Tammy Gantz, Curriculum Manager
  • Maureen Hermsen, Administrative Coordinator
  • Allison Keiter, Admissions Counselor
  • Deb Lefferts, Director of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Kathryn E. Michel, Associate Dean for Education
  • Nichole Davis Moore, Associate Director, Financial Aid
  • Brianna Sidorick Potts, Registrar
  • Caryn Stivelman, Career Counselor

Meet the Associate Dean of Education

Kathryn Michel, nutrition
Kathryn Michel, DVM, DACVN
Associate Dean, Education
Professor, Nutrition
Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
  • Areas of Responsibility
    • Curricular issues
    • New Student Orientation
    • White Coat Ceremony
    • Commencement
    • Rabies vaccinations and titers
    • Veterinary Business Management Certificate Program (in conjunction with the Veterinary Business Management Association).
  • Student Financial Assistance
    • All aspects of student financial assistance, including Direct and Direct GradPlus Loans and Perkins and Health Professional Loans
    • For comprehensive information regarding student financial assistance, please see the Student Financial Assistance page
  • Liaison

    The Office functions as a liaison between students and other areas of the University, Student Financial Services, Student Health, Student Health Insurance, University Counseling Services, Public Safety, University Learning Center, and Students with Disabilities.

  • Communication

    The Office maintains communication among students, faculty and other areas of the University.

    • Duplication and distribution of material from various sources
    • Assistance with student club activities and class activities
    • All name and address changes
    • Information technology issues concerning students
    • Day-to-day oversight of curriculum
    • Penn Vet Curricular Handbook (course catalog)
    • Committee on the Academic Status of Students (CASS)
    • Education Committee
    • Course, examination and classroom scheduling course enrollment, including clinical rotations
    • ADD/DROP in elective courses
    • Independent Study and Research (ISR)

Penn Vet Academic Calendar

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