Training the Next Generation

Training the Next Generation

Ensuring New Generations of Skilled, Compassionate Veterinarians



Meet Our Students

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Change in Plans

Fourth year student Sridhar Veluvolu, V’18, entered Penn Vet wanting to be a general practitioner. He’s leaving the School with a different plan.  

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Hooked on Birds

Linnea Tracy, V’19, believes birds are veterinary medicine’s next frontier, and she wants to help chart the way. Driven by a profound love of animals and interest in the intersections among human and animal health, agriculture and public health, Tracy has begun the journey at Penn Vet.


Veterinary Student Scholarships

Since 1884, we have graduated more than 7,000 men and women. Our graduates have gone on to private or public practice, research, public health and more. Known for their expertise, inquisitiveness and compassion, Penn Vet alumni care deeply about animals and their link between human and animal health. In 2017 nearly half of Penn Vet students received scholarships or grants. To solidify our commitment to financially supporting the most diverse, passionate and talented students we need to continue to strengthen our foundation of support.

Your gift will help us attract and keep the most promising students and guarantee access and opportunity at a time when all veterinary students face the highest debt-to-income ratio of any health-profession.

Support a Penn Vet Student


Ways to Give

Recruitment Scholarships

Recruitment scholarships are essential in ensuring that Penn Vet can continue to attract the best and brightest aspiring clinicians and scientists. Offered during the admissions process, recruitment scholarships are frequently a deciding factor for top students weighing offers from multiple schools. Endowed Recruitment Scholarships can be created with a gift of $150,000 (payable over five years), can be named in honor of a person or pet, and exist in perpetuity.

Recruitment scholarships are essential in ensuring that Penn Vet can continue to attract the best and brightest aspiring clinicians and scientists.
Penn Vet’s VMD-PhD program trains veterinarian-scientists to make vital contributions in biomedical research, human, animal, and public health, government service.

VMD-PhD Scholarship Program

Among the most selective nationwide, Penn Vet’s VMD-PhD program trains veterinarian-scientists to make vital contributions in biomedical research, human, animal, and public health, government service and more. Students accepted into the program receive full tuition coverage and a stipend, allowing these budding scientists to pursue urgent—but less lucrative—careers in veterinary science and research. An endowed and named scholarship can be created for this special program with a gift of $250,000.

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Support Our Faculty

Interested in learning about how you can support Penn Vet faculty?

Contact: Carol Pooser, Vice Dean, Advancement
Phone: 215-898-1482
Email: cpooser@vet.upenn.edu

 


Endowed Named Professorships and Directorships

For every Penn Vet student, there is one special professor who has made a difference in their lives. These individuals share a passion for their subject, are deeply committed to teaching, and are renowned in their fields. One professor can touch hundreds of lives through the courses they teach, the students they mentor, or through their own academic work.


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Endowed Professorships

Named endowed professorships are the highest recognition that a university can bestow upon faculty. These professorships enable us to attract, recruit, and retain the very best scholars, researchers and practitioners.

Named endowed professorships enable us to attract, recruit, and retain the very best scholars, researchers and practitioners.
Assistant Professorships support new and early-career faculty.

Assistant Professorships

Assistant Professorships support new and early-career faculty. Assistant Professorships enable Penn Vet to attract, support and retain rising-stars in the profession and support their activities for a five-year period.

Endowed Directorships

Endowed named directorships are available for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and for the Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program. Support from the directorship will enable these outstanding individuals shape the field, mentor students and serve the community.

Endowed named directorships are available for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and for the Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program.
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Support Students & Faculty

Interested in learning about how you can support Penn Vet students and faculty?

Contact: Carol Pooser, Vice Dean, Advancement
Phone: 215-898-1482
Email: cpooser@vet.upenn.edu

 


Creating State-of-the-art Teaching Facilities

New teaching spaces will help us drive the pace of discovery. These innovative facilities will offer new learning applications and technologies that will advance the skills of our veterinary practitioners and clinician-scientists in their continued commitment to addressing global sustainability, food security and public health.


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The New Bolton Clinical Skills Center

The New Bolton Clinical Skills Center will provide expanded classroom space, a 200 seat amphitheater and a state-of- the-art Clinical Skills Laboratory (CSL) designed to provide a safe, confidence building environment for students to refine clinical and technical skills on models and simulators before approaching live animals. This access to advanced teaching applications and technology will enhance the overall student learning experience. Our students as a result will have the critical clinical and surgical skills advance patient care across a variety of settings within the profession.

  • Contact: There will be a number of naming opportunities available for the New Bolton Clinical Skills Center. For more information, contact Margaret Leardi.
The New Bolton Clinical Skills Center will provide expanded classroom space, a 200 seat amphitheater and a state-of- the-art Clinical Skills Laboratory.

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Ready to make a gift? Interested in learning more?

Contact: Margaret Leardi, Director of Development for New Bolton Center
Phone: 610-925-6180
Emailmleardi@vet.upenn.edu

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