University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

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University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Penn Veterinary Medicine.svg
Other name
Penn Vet
TypePrivate
Established1884 (1884)
Founderfounder
Parent institution
University of Pennsylvania
PresidentAmy Gutmann
DeanAndrew Hoffman
Address
3800 Spruce Street
, , ,
19104
,
USA

39°56′59″N 75°12′00″W / 39.949818°N 75.199956°W / 39.949818; -75.199956Coordinates: 39°56′59″N 75°12′00″W / 39.949818°N 75.199956°W / 39.949818; -75.199956
CampusUrban
Websitewww.vet.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, commonly referred to as Penn Vet was founded in 1884.[1] It has two campuses; the main campus is located in Philadelphia, and a second campus is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. At the Philadelphia campus, first-, second-, and third-year veterinary students attend classes. It is also the home to numerous research facilities as well as the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, a veterinary teaching hospital. The school's second campus, New Bolton Center, is located on some 700 acres of rural Chester County, Pennsylvania, is home to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.

Over 6,000 veterinarians have graduated from the school, the only veterinary school in Pennsylvania. The school awards the Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) degree rather than a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). It also offers a VMD-PhD program and a VMD-MBA program.

Penn Vet is the only veterinary school in the United States that was a direct outgrowth of the University's School of Medicine in this case Penn Med.[2]

Since 1935, Penn Vet has offered courses for advanced work in veterinary pathology leading to master and doctoral degrees in conjunction with and cooperation by Penn Med.[3]

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  1. ^ "Penn Vet - Our History". upenn.edu.
  2. ^ "Penn Vet | Our History". www.vet.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  3. ^ "Penn Vet | Penn Vets Beginnings". www.vet.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2021-03-16.

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