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Kidney & Urinary Care News

 Because Penn Vet's Comprehensive Kidney & Urinary Care is the nation's only such program at an academic hospital, we are often in the news. Here are some recent stories:

In the News

Our Stories

The Nearly Lethal Lily

It was one lick of a lily that set in motion Elvis’ roller coaster ride.

For Valentine’s Day, Bob Armstrong bought a lovely bouquet of flowers for his wife, Paula. Among the beautiful blooms were a handful of lilies. What Bob and Paula didn’t know is that lilies are highly toxic to cats. After merely licking one of the lilies, Elvis fell ill.

Holden Finds Hope at Ryan Hospital

Anthony Cirado took a break from unpacking to run a quick errand near his new home in Voorhees, NJ. During that 30 minutes, his four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, Holden, decided to explore the boxes in the bathroom. Unfortunately, the item that appealed most to Holden was a large bottle of Ibuprofen.

Penn Vet Press Releases

Penn Vet to Host Symposium on Innovation in Kidney and Urinary Health

By John Donges Published: Oct 16, 2015

Continuing Education Credits Available for Veterinarians and Technicians

[October 16, 2015; Philadelphia, PA] – Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital is the nation's only academic veterinary hospital to offer comprehensive services and certified specialists in urologic and kidney care for companion animals. The Innovation in Kidney & Urinary Health Symposium, sponsored by Ryan Hospital’s Comprehensive Kidney and Urinary Care service, offers veterinarians and technicians the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge treatments and procedures from Penn Vet experts.

The symposium will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015, from 8:00am-3:30pm at Penn Vet’s Hill Pavilion (380 S. University Ave., Philadelphia). Admission is $75 for non-Penn Vet graduates, $50 for Penn Vet alumni, and $25 for veterinary technicians. Click here to download the brochure and registration form. Registration is open through Friday, October 30, 2015. Seven continuing education credits are available for attending. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Five board-certified specialists from Ryan Hospital will discuss a variety of topics concerning a comprehensive approach to kidney and urinary disorders and disease. Speakers include:

Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Professor of Surgery; Founder and Director, Penn Vet Renal Transplantation Program
“Surgical and Interventional Approach to Cancer of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tract” and “Surgical and Interventional Approach to Urinary Calculi”

Dana Clarke, VMD, Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology and Critical Care “Surgical and Interventional Approach to Cancer of the Upper and Lower Urinary Tract” and “Surgical and Interventional Approach to Urinary Calculi”

JD Foster, VMD, Staff Veterinarian—Medicine; Director, Penn Vet Extracorporeal Therapy Service                           
“Global Approach to Chronic Kidney Disease” and “Hemodialysis”

Giacomo Gianotti, DVM, DVSc, Staff Veterinarian, Service Head—Anesthesia
“Anesthetic Management of the Patient with Renal Disease”

Erica Reineke, VMD, Assistant Professor of Critical Care 
"Emergency Management of Uremic Crisis”

For more information, please contact Maria Calabrese at 215-573-9401 or