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Meet Our Alumni

Meet Our Alumni


Our alumni have gone on to great careers, helping animals, working in industry, teaching, and doing research in myriad venues throughout the world. You may have wondered what happened to your classmates over the years. Here’s where you can read news about your fellow alumni, as well as some of their stories.

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Penn Vet History

Penn Vet History Resources

From images to archives, from Bellwethers to books to a seminal talk by Dr. Benjamin Rush on the veterinary profession, you can find it on the Penn Vet History Resources webpages.

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Alumni Awards

Learn about the dedicated and caring alumni who have consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment to Penn Vet and the profession. See a list of past recipients and find out how to nominate a VMD.


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Alumni Stories

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Penn Vet Students Named to Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” List

Lisa Gretebeck, 26, Penn Vet Class of 2015, and Dr. Nikki Wright, 28, Penn Vet Class of 2014, have been named to Forbes’ prestigious "30 Under 30" list for 2015, in the healthcare category. Gretebeck and Wright are recognized for cofounding Pou Sante: Amar Haiti, which provides sustainable animal husbandry training and resources to impoverished families living in rural Haiti.

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VMD-PhD Program Leads in Training

Completing a veterinary degree—with four years of intensive classwork, clinical rotations, surgeries, community outreach, and more—takes perseverance. So does earning a PhD. It takes exceptional dedication to do both.

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Recent grad Meghan Ramos helps people by training animals

“Go, Osa!” says Meghan Ramos, a recent graduate of Penn’s Veterinary Medicine program. Osa, a German shepherd, runs over to a wheel, carefully sniffing one of eight arms that extend from the scent wheel’s center. At the end of each arm is a blood serum that contains either malignant or benign ovarian cancer, a normal, cancer-free serum, or a distractor scent. Osa’s trained to detect blood serums that contain malignant ovarian cancer.