Veterinary Medicine

Four academic journeys explored

Vijay Balasubramanian and Tukufu Zuberi in the School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Hillier in the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Brittany Watson in the School of Veterinary Medicine share their academic paths toward interdisciplinary work.

Kristina García

Penn Vet launches mRNA Research Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine today announced the mRNA Research Initiative to advance veterinary vaccine science.

Martin Hackett

In the News

The Chronicle of the Horse

Preparing your horses for fireworks season

Sue McDonnell of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that a horse’s previous reaction to fireworks is a fairly good indicator of how it will respond in the future and that it’s wise to consider where on the property it will be exposed to the least noise.


CPR News

Colorado has the most cases of bird flu among dairy cows in the U.S.

The School of Veterinary Medicine has developed a bird flu vaccine that is to be tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


CBS News

Fireworks can scare dogs. Vets explain how to calm your pet’s anxiety

Tips for pet owners from the School of Veterinary Medicine on the noise of fireworks are cited.


The New York Times

Are we loving our pets to death?

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that dogs and cats are not children, and pet owners have become increasingly protective and restrictive.



Could rats and dogs detect disease better than the finest lab equipment?

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues are teaching dogs to detect haemangiosarcoma, a stealthy cancer common in working-dog breeds.


The Washington Post

Cat kidney transplants: For some, the pricey procedure is well worth it

The School of Veterinary Medicine is spotlighted as one of only three facilities in the U.S. which offer feline kidney transplants, and Lillian Aronson says that cats are a natural living model of kidney disease.