School of Veterinary Medicine

An evolving animal health emergency

More than 52 million birds in the U.S. have been affected by an outbreak of avian influenza. Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine are supporting Pennsylvania’s diagnostic work and launching new investigations to better understand the virus.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Recreating the adrenal gland in a petri dish

A School of Veterinary Medicine–led team coaxed stem cells to take on the characteristics and functions of a human adrenal gland, progress that could lead to new therapies for adrenal insufficiencies and a deeper understanding of the genetics of such disorders.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News


Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that the U.S.’s answer to the bomb-sniffing dog shortage should be to breed them domestically rather than importing from Europe.


Canine Chronicle

Diabetes diagnoses associated with cooler temperatures and northern climes

A study from the School of Veterinary Medicine finds that dogs tend to be diagnosed with diabetes more often in the winter and the northern U.S., despite the greater number of dogs living in other areas.


BBC News

Bird flu: What is it and what’s behind the outbreak?

Louise Moncla of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that the latest bird flu outbreak has refused to die out, spreading from Europe to North America and affecting species like seals and foxes.


CBS News

Dogs may hold key to treating cancer in humans

A study by Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues found that an experimental immunotherapy treatment using genetically modified listeria could extend the life expectancy of dogs with cancer.


New Scientist

Lab-grown adrenal glands could help treat hormone-related conditions

Kotaro Sasaki of the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues have grown adrenal glands from stem cells in the lab for the first time.