New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Join the Medical Team at Ryan Hospital

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health. 

A Renowned Teaching Hospital 

Offering a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital employs board-certified faculty in AVMA-recognized specialties. The Hospital has a caseload of approximately 35,000 patient visits per year, supported by an excellent board-certified nursing staff and intern/residency programs. As an urban medical center, Ryan Hospital offers extraordinary experience with a wide range of patients and medical challenges. 

University-Wide Collaboration 

As part of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Vet is a key partner in one of the world’s great biomedical research and teaching centers. Close proximity to two world-class biomedical institutions, the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, helps to foster numerous collaborative research and clinical endeavors. Opportunity exists to participate in research projects within and outside of the School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Find Your Place at Penn Vet

Penn Vet is situated on Penn’s vibrant main campus in Philadelphia, a beautiful city rich in American history and offering an abundance of cultural diversity and resources, including music, art, theater, and fine dining ( 

Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia Zoo, one of the area’s foremost conservation organizations, whichPhiladelphia Zoo has a long-standing partnership with Penn Vet.

Philadelphia is also home to Fairmount Park, one of the largest city parks in the United States, and many historic monuments and museums.

Thanks to city founder William Penn’s grid street design, Philadelphia is a wonderfully walkable city. SEPTA, Philadelphia’s mass transit system, as well as Amtrak and the Philadelphia International Airport are also convenient to Penn’s campus. Philadelphia is just a 1.5 hour drive from New York City and a 2.5 hour drive from Washington, DC. With so many natural and cultural attractions in one area, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work or play!


Dr. David Holt

“My collaborations with the Penn School of Medicine have been invaluable in developing my research program, expanding my clinical skills, and enriching my professional life.”

Did you know?

  • Penn Vet is one of the oldest U.S. vet schools and was founded in 1884.
  • Penn Vet is the only U.S. vet school in a major metropolitan area with a secondary, rural campus location (New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA).
  • Penn Vet’s Dr. David K. Detweiler has been called the “Father of Veterinary Cardiology.” He was singularly responsible for bringing cardiology to the forefront of veterinary medicine and convincing physicians of the value of studying comparative cardiology.
  • Penn Vet’s Dr. Ralph Brinster was the first veterinarian to be awarded the National Medal of Science in 2010. Dr. Brinster is regarded as the father of transgenesis, and it was his research on the manipulation of the mammalian germ line, the cells that give rise to sperm and eggs, for which he was honored.

Penn Vet Pioneers

  • First veterinary neuropathologist (Dr. Jack McGrath)
  • First internal fixation of fractures (Dr. Jacques Jenny)
  • First objective measure of canine hip laxity (Dr. Gail Smith—PennHIP)
  • First description of vaccine-associated sarcomas (Dr. Mattie Hendrick and Dr. Michael Goldschmidt)
  • First description of lyme nephritis (Dr. Meryl Littman)

Working at the University of Pennsylvania

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families
  • Generous retirement benefits 
  • A wide variety of professional development opportunities 
  • Supportive workplace and family benefits
  • A generous amount of paid time off
  • A wealth of health and wellness programs and resources

And much more!

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