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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.

Alumni in the News

Press Releases

Penn Vet in the News

  • The new ethics of eating

    Christian Science MonitorSunday, Dec 7, 2014
    The animal-welfare movement gains momentum as consumers pressure farming interests to institute better treatment of chickens, pigs, and other food animals
  • Porklife: Building a Better Pig

    MosaicMonday, Jun 16, 2014
    Sujata Gupta investigates how farm animals of today been shaped by centuries of domestication and selective breeding
  • Aquarium Medicine: An Ocean of Possibilities

    Veterinarian's Money DigestMonday, Apr 16, 2018
    Featuring Gregg Bossart, V’78, talking about his path to aquarium medicine
  • Western Innovator: Veterinarian has dairy roots

    Capital PressWednesday, Feb 14, 2018
    Amber Itle, V’03, an assistant state veterinarian for the Washington State Department of Agriculture, discusses her history with dairy medicine.

Alumni Stories


Shirley Yeo Llizo - Zoo Vet

Read about Dr. Shirley Yeo Llizo's journey from small animal practitioner to Zoo Vet.

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Dr. Liz Bales

When she graduated in 2000 with a concentration in Equine Medicine, she had no idea that 16 years later she would be the founder and CEO of a start-up company striving to fulfill the environmental enrichment needs of indoor cats. 


Dr. Jeglum

K. Ann Jeglum V’77, Diplomate ACVIM, Oncology-Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, received the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year - AKC Canine Health Foundation Special Industry Award presented at the 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event.