Built in 1981, Matthew J. Ryan Hospital set the world standard for health care for animals, incorporating the most advanced biomedical equipment of its day, integrating teaching, research, and patient care. The four-story building, incorporating 150,000 square feet of space, provides in-patient care for some 250 animals. It is designed to provide maximum comfort, safety, and compassionate care for its patients.
The Hospital was named in honor of Matthew J. Ryan, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for over 40 years and served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
- First Floor: Emergency Service, Reception, Examining Rooms and RITC
Patient receiving, the Emergency Service, and examining rooms, radiology and cardiology services, along with the Rosenthal Imaging Treatment Center, occupy most of the first floor. Extensively redesigned in 2016 thanks to a generous gift from Andy and Mindy Heyer, the state-of-the-art waiting room area provides special sections for dogs, cats, and exotic animals.
There are nineteen examining rooms, including a section dedicated to dermatology and a behavior medicine suite. The radiology unit and Rosenthal Imaging Treatment Center features special rooms for cardiac catheterization, computed tomography, MRI, ultrasound, and a linear accelerator for radiation treatment.
- Second Floor: Café and Administrative Offices
The second floor houses administrative offices, a café for our clients and staff, as well as office-laboratory suites, and the appointment call center.
- Third Floor: Patient Wards, ICU, Surgery Suites, Pharmacy
The third floor contains in-patient wards, Medical & Surgical Oncology, Immunotherapy suites, Exotic Animal Medicine, our Blood Bank, an orthopedic treatment room, neurology laboratory, operating rooms, including a minimally invasive surgery suite, an anesthesia laboratory, a surgical preparation room, an intensive care unit, a respiratory unit laboratory, an ophthalmology laboratory, nursing stations, and a central pharmacy.
- Fourth Floor: Diagnostic Laboratories, Medical Genetics, Pediatrics, Reproduction
The fourth floor provides comprehensive diagnostic laboratories, as well as our Medical Genetics, Pediatrics, and Reproduction section.
Ryan Hospital has an excellent working relationship with both Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as other medical and biomedical facilities throughout the University of Pennsylvania, including Abramson Cancer Center, Wistar Institute, and others.
Designated as a Certified Level 1 Facility and one of the nation's top veterinary trauma centers, Ryan Hospital operates on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, 365 days per year basis, and we have an excellent relationship with a network of referring veterinarians throughout the mid-Atlantic region.