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.
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.