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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

As Penn continues to monitor the coronavirus pandemic, the University has decided to pause the planning process for all new in-person, on-campus alumni events and programs not already scheduled for the fall of 2020.  As the timeline for recovery is still unknown and undefined, it is prudent to delay the planning for all new events until the national and international situation is more certain to be resolved.

We are disappointed to share the news that the annual Alumni Weekend  + Reunion has been canceled. For those expecting to celebrate class reunions in May (i.e. class years ending in 0 and 5), we will be working with the University to try to reschedule in the fall – possibly over Homecoming Weekend.

  • If you have already registered for Alumni Weekend events, we will be working to process refunds during the next few weeks.
  • Please be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks. While we are disappointed to share this news, we hope knowing about the changes to Alumni Weekend 2020 now gives you a bit of certainty in what are very uncertain times.
  • Please contact Penn Vet Alumni Relations at or at any time with questions.
  • For updates visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources website.

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Since the first class of 10 men graduated in 1887, more than 6,000 veterinarians have graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Graduates can easily be identified from all other veterinarians by the type of degree that follow their name. 

Penn awards its graduates the degree of Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD). Penn Vet also considers the hundreds of clinicians who have trained as residents, interns, post-doctorates and fellows alongside VMDs as alumni. 

Today the School's alumni are working across the nation and around the world to better the health and welfare of animals and humans.