Veterinary Medicine

Educating a 21st-century veterinarian

A curriculum overhaul incorporates integrated learning blocks with lectures and hands-on activities focused on animal health to prepare future graduates for lifelong learning.

Sacha Adorno

What fossils tell us about the dining habits of dinosaurs

More than a century of research is vividly shared in ‘An Illustrated Guide to Dinosaur Feeding Biology’ by Ali Nabavizadeh of the School of Veterinary Medicine and David B. Weishampel of Johns Hopkins University.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Rewiring blood cells to give rise to precursors of sperm

School of Veterinary Medicine researchers teamed with scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio to transform blood cells to regain a flexible fate, growing into a precursor of sperm cells.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Trained dogs can sniff out a deadly deer disease

The proof-of-concept investigation by School of Veterinary Medicine researchers suggests detection dogs could be an asset in the effort to identify, contain, and manage chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious ailment.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

Martha Stewart

How to make homemade dog shampoo using just 3 ingredients

Christine Cain of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares tips on making your own dog shampoo.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Pet ethics, 12-foot puppet Little Amal, trivia & things to do

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses the ethics of caring for a pet and pet relationships.


Bulldogs, pugs and other snout-less dogs will suffer as climate change worsens, experts warn

James A. Serpel of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that brachycephalic dog breeds that appear to lack snouts are more susceptible to heat stress and overheating, especially if they are overweight.


The Washington Post

Dogs can age healthier by socializing with humans and pets, study says

Clara Wilson of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that some dogs may find social interactions stressful and that it may not be in the dog’s best interests to force those interactions.


The New York Times

A museum of ‘electrifying frankness’ weighs dialing it down

Dean Richardson of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that biology is a marvel, better understood if people recognize that its complexities must inevitably lead to some “errors.”


American Kennel Club

Hemangiosarcoma in dogs: What to know

A clinical trial at the School of Veterinary Medicine will examine the safety and efficacy of copanlisib, a chemotherapy drug used by humans, in dogs.