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Clinical Training Opportunities

Clinical Training Opportunities


There are numerous training opportunities at Penn Vet, depending on where you are in your professional journey. Here are some options:

Externships for Veterinary Students

  • Student externships: Learn more about student externship options at both Ryan Hospital and New Bolton Center.

Opportunities for Graduates

For more information about internships, residencies, fellowships, or our visiting practioner opportunities, please review the relevant sections below.

MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Veterinary Research Scholar 2021 – 2023
A Unique Two-center Training opportunity

New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College (UK) in collaboration with MARS EQUESTRIAN™ is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate interested in pursuing training in equine research and welfare. The program is open to US and international candidates holding a veterinary degree (DVM/VMD/BVSc or equivalent). The overarching goal of this program is to improve the health and welfare of the horse by providing mentorship and training to a veterinary investigator interested in developing their equine knowledge and research skills. The MARS EQUESTRIAN Veterinary Research Scholarship provides a unique research-training platform for a veterinarian who is interested in improving equine health and welfare. New Bolton Center at Penn Vet and the Royal Veterinary College are centers of excellence at the forefront of animal health and together with MARS EQUESTRIAN, will continue to drive the field forward in creating a better world for horses by engaging and training the next generation of veterinarians. This unique two-year program will provide research and animal welfare training within the supportive environments of two dedicated research and clinical centers. The aims of this program will be achieved in part by the candidate completing a research project and the Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare and Behavior program at New Bolton Center during year one, followed by completion of a second research project and the Master of Research (MRes) program at the Royal Veterinary College in year two. 

The first year of the program at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania will extend from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. The second year of the program at the Royal Veterinary College will extend from October 3, 2022 to September 29, 2023. The MARS EQUESTRIAN Veterinary Research Scholar will receive an annual stipend and tuition as well as travel expenses. The stipend will commence on September 1, 2021 and continue through September, 2023.

The deadline to submit your application for consideration has been extended to July 15, 2021 or until an acceptable candidate is identified.

  • Please submit your applications to Dr. Kyla Ortved at kortved@vet.upenn.edu.
  • For questions regarding the program or application submission, please contact Dr. Kyla Ortved at kortved@vet.upenn.edu
  • For questions regarding the RVC Master’s of Research Program, please contact Dr. Brian Catchpole at BCatchpole@RVC.AC.UK.

About MARS EQUESTRIAN™

MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship by Mars, Incorporated is the link between our iconic brands and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS EQUESTRIAN is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines, to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, MARS EQUESTRIAN is dedicated to our purpose to improve the lives of horses, pets, and the people who love them. For more information please visit www.marsequestrian.com and join us @marsequestrian.

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,300 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

About the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

  • The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and is a Member Institution of the University of London. It was the first in the world to hold full accreditation from AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC.
  • The RVC is ranked as the top veterinary school in the world in line with the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2021.
  • The RVC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.
  • In 2017, the RVC received a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest rating a university can receive.
  • A research led institution with 79% of its research rated as internationally excellent or world class in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • The RVC provides animal owners and the veterinary profession with access to expert veterinary care and advice through its teaching hospitals and first opinion practices in London and Hertfordshire.
  • www.rvc.ac.uk

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply. 

  • Internships

    Companion Animal Internships: Ryan Hospital

    The Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is located on the main campus of the university, in West Philadelphia. Because of its location in a major urban area, there is a large case load. Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of Ryan Hospital consists of approximately 120 veterinarians (including 13 interns and approximately 50 residents). Ryan Hospital and the School of Veterinary Medicine are part of a very large biomedical complex that includes the oldest medical school in the nation. The Veterinary School library is within the building, and the Medical School and Dental School libraries are located within two blocks.

    The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Soft-Tissue Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Service (includes overnight supervision), Anesthesia, Radiology, Oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and Dermatology, Neurology, and Cardiology, as well as rotations in which the intern can select among Dentistry, Medical Genetics/Pediatrics, Ophthalmology,Special Species/Exotics,  Clinical Pathology, and  Pathology. Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.

    Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled so as to be free for either the Christmas or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at Ryan Hospital.

    Rental housing is readily available within walking distance of Ryan Hospital. Parking for interns is provided in an adjacent multi-story parking garage. In addition to the rich cultural life available on campus (including professional theater, concert hall, and many restaurants), Philadelphia (metropolitan area population of four million) has much to offer with its cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, night clubs and sports events. Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment.

    For More Information

    Please contact Victoria Cramer: cramerv@vet.upenn.edu

    Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the internship matching program.

    Please note: At this time we are unable to accept applicants that are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, Canada or Mexico.


    Large Animal Internships: New Bolton Center

    New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is located in rural Southern Chester County.  Our well-established 24 hour emergency service allows interns to experience a diverse caseload from simple emergencies to complex referral cases. All specialty services are well represented and work together in a collegial atmosphere. The staff of New Bolton Center consists of approximately 93 veterinarians (including 6 interns and approximately 12 residents).

    The 12-month internship program includes supervised rotations in Medicine, Surgery and Emergency/Critical Care.  Duties include diagnosis, treatment and care of clinical cases and related communications, and instruction and supervision of veterinary students.
    Clinical work is supplemented with daily rounds, an intern seminar series, other seminars, journal club discussions and other learning opportunities. Night and weekend duties are assigned on a rotating basis. One week of vacation is provided; in addition, interns are scheduled to be free for either the Winter Break Holiday or the New Year half of the University Holiday period. Health and professional liability insurance benefits are included. The intern must be able to work in the hospital on all days and times of the week. A Pennsylvania veterinary license is not required for an internship at New Bolton Center.
    Rental housing is available, however transportation is required.  There is no public transportation.  Hospital parking is free.  We are centrally located, one hour from Philadelphia, New Jersey and Baltimore, 30 minutes from Delaware, Maryland and Lancaster.  These areas offer cultural diversity, active arts scene, excellent restaurants, concert halls, nightclubs and sports events.  Mid-Atlantic beaches and the Appalachian Mountains are available for recreation nearby.

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment

    For More Information


    Internship & Residency Match Program

    If you are interested in applying for next year's cycle, applications will start being accepted in October.

  • Residencies
    There are numerous residencies available at Penn Vet on an ongoing basis.

    Please visit the American Association for Veterinary Clinicians' Matching Program website for more information, and to take part in the residency matching program.

    Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals

    Here is a list of some of the residency options at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital for Companion Animals:

    • Emergency and Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical Track
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinical and Research Track
    • Oncology
    • Laboratory Animal Medicine
    • Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery
    • Anatomic Pathology  
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Research Associate Position in Pathobiology - Controlled Transgene Expression
    • Research Associate Position in Pathobiology - Role of B cells subsets
    • Maddie's Residency in Shelter Animal Medicine
    • Small Animal Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Radiology
    • Medical Genetics/Pediatrics/Reproduction

    New Bolton Center Hospital for Large Animals

    Here is a list of some of the residency options at Penn Vet's large animal hospital, New Bolton Center:

    Please visit www.virmp.org for more information and to take part in the residency matching program.

  • Fellowships

     If you are interested in fellowships available at Penn Vet, please visit:

    to check for availability and/or to apply.

    Additional Fellowships offered at Penn Vet include:

  • Visiting Practitioners

    Information for Graduate Veterinarians

Internship & Residency Match Program

VIRMP: If you are interested in applying for next year's cycle, applications start being accepted in October.

Please apply through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Match Program site www.virmp.org.