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Clinical Year at Penn Vet

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Each year, Penn Vet welcomes several students from the Schools of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean.

Please review the guidelines for application and the section on required materials.


All questions relating to Penn Vet Curriculum (each school is different), starting dates, and orientation for accepted students should be directed to:
  • Tammy Gantz, Curriculum Manager
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 3800 Spruce Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104-6044
  • Call 215-898-8843
  • 215-573-8819 (fax)

Guidelines for Application

  1. Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and should rank in the top third of their class at the time of application.
  2. Applications from St. George's students are submitted during the 4th term. Students are admitted only in June and January. We encourage you to start the process early.

Required Materials

Letter of Application
A letter of application that indicates your interest in completing the clinical year at Penn Vet and post-graduation career goals.
Curriculum Vitae
A comprehensive summary of your academic credentials, professional background, and relevant experience.
Veterinary School Application Packet
A copy of the application packet to your respective veterinary school to include undergraduate transcripts.
Official Transcripts
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate colleges/universities if not included with the packet from your veterinary school.
  • Official transcript from your veterinary school to include grades from your latest semester.

Letters of Reference
At least two letters of reference from your respective faculty.

Submitting Your Materials

Please forward all application materials to:

Robert Dimeo
Associate Director for Admissions
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6044
phone: 215-898-5435


We also require an interview and strongly encourage those invited to come to Penn for the interview. These interviews are usually scheduled during the term break:

  • St. George’s: Summer break or year end break between 4th and 5th terms

Completed application files are required prior to interviews. The most qualified applicants for the limited number of positions will be invited for interview. Dates and times will be arranged through the Admissions office.