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Core Resources, Services, and Facilities

Core Resources, Services & Facilities


The Philadelphia campus of Penn Vet includes the School's oldest and newest buildings; from the Old Vet Quadrangle Building, built in 1912, to the Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion, which opened in 2006, our buildings reflect our tradition of excellence and our connection to the future of veterinary medicine.

Our research facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories on both Philadelphia and Kennett Square campuses, and offers researchers throughout the University of Pennsylvania the opportunity to use highly specialized technology, and benefit from the expertise of world-class pathologists.

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Core Resources

  • Animal Model Core

    The Animal Model Core at Penn Vet New Bolton Center is an ecosystem for medical translation and multidisciplinary collaboration, including the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the translational sciences. This ecosystem represents the bridge that supports the continuum from discovery to invention to innovation in medical translation. 

    The core currently supports a number of large research consortia at the University of Pennsylvania and outside of Penn. We are very involved in the development and refinement of animal models (rat, rabbit, sheep, goat, pig, minipig and horse), with a particular interest in model optimization towards clinical relevance, scientific rigor and reproducibility.

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  • Comparative Pathology Core

    Penn Vet Comparative pathology, lungThe Comparative Pathology Core at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine aims to provide the expertise of our board-certified veterinary pathologists to support investigators utilizing animal models to study disease.

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  • Extracellular Vesicle Core

    Located in the Rosenthal Building at Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), the Extracellular Vesicle (EV) Core Facility provides comprehensive or selected services in the necessary isolation, quantification and characterization of EVs.

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  • Flow Cytometry Core

    The flow cytometry core housing our two units is located on the third floor of the Hill Pavilion and jointly managed under the School of Medicine Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Resource Laboratory (FCCSRL).

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  • Imaging Core

    The Penn Vet Imaging Core (PVIC) was established to provide access to cutting-edge hydrogel, Penn Vet Imagingoptical imaging capabilities for the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital, and Wistar Institute biological and biomedical research communities. The PVIC includes three confocal microscopes and a widefield TIRF microscope, each of which is configured for intravital, live cell and fixed specimen imaging. The Core Director and Manager have over 50 years of combined imaging experience and are focused on making this technology accessible to all labs, regardless of prior level of experience.

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  • Transgenic Mouse Core

    The Transgenic Mouse Core located in the School of Veterinary Medicine is a state-of-the-art fee-for-service facility that offers a full line of embryological manipulation services, focused on, but not limited to, murine model systems.  These services primarily enable the generation of genetically modified murine models, as well as experimental research in germ cell function and early embryonic development..

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Additional Facilities

Referral Center for Animal Models

In 1974, the Referral Center for Animal Models of Human Genetic Disease (RCAM) was established at the University of Pennsylvania with the overall objective to serve as a national referral and resource center to discover, characterize, maintain breeding colonies, and make available dog and cat models with hereditary diseases homologous to those found in human patients that can be used to translate preclinical trials from kennel to clinic. The naturally occurring animal models currently available represent true orthologs of their respective human disease, involving defects in homologous genes resulting in similar molecular, biochemical, pathological, and clinical phenotype as in human patients.

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