In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Penn Vet’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital held a free wellness and vaccination clinic for the local community. This year, student organizers included a human wellness component, where pet owners were able to address their own personal dental and health concerns with registered nurses from Penn Nursing and Penn Dental students.
Pet owners brought their furry friends to the Ryan Hospital for free vaccinations and low-cost microchips. The vaccination clinic has been an ongoing event since 2009, but this was the first year that Penn's dental students and nurses were on hand to engage one-on-one with pet owners. Students, faculty, and clinicians saw 175 pets, contributing to the prevention of infectious diseases, including rabies.