Penn Vet | Training Future Leaders
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Training the Next Generation

Training the Leaders of the Future

Preparing interdisciplinary veterinarians and scientists to solve the world’s health and welfare challenges

Philanthropy has an important role in making outstanding veterinary education financially accessible. In addition to attracting bright, curious, and engaged students, we have an obligation to train a more diverse student body. Our definition of diversity encompasses traditional measures, including ethnicity, gender, geography, and socioeconomic background, and also includes broader career paths for more diverse professional options through our dual degree programs that are bringing veterinary medicine to the forefront of global, environmental, and human health.

In Their Own Words


A Different Kind of Veterinarian

Penn Vet students think broadly about the world and how they can influence it for the better. We hear from four—second- to fourth-year students—who tell us their stories in their own words.

Window on the Future - Supporting research-oriented students

A Window on the Future

Mark D. Spitzer, W ’71, Chair of Penn Vet’s Board of Overseers, supports research-oriented graduate students through a new scholarship.

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Giving is a Marital Affair

The Patricia J. Mapps, V’96 and Lorin J. Randall Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dual Degrees at Penn Vet

Penn Vet Dual Degrees: The Student Experience

Dual degree programs brought to life by three students

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.

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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.

Dual Degree Programs

In addition to our prestigious VMD/PhD program, Penn Vet students now have the ability to complete dual degree programs in ever increasing fields. Our dual degree options now include the VMD/Master's in Business Administration, VMD/Master's in Public Health, and VMD/Master's in Environmental Science, broadening not only future career options for Penn Vet graduates, but adding the critical role of veterinarian to global health and welfare. Additional programs are in development, empowering our graduates to move into interdisciplinary fields created to address the world's environmental, health, and wildlife challenges.

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