Penn Vet Holds Free Vaccine Clinic

For some Philadelphia residents, meeting their own medical care costs can be difficult, and providing preventive healthcare for their animal companions is simply out of reach.

Penn Researchers Report Gain in Using Gene Therapy to Battle Blindness

January 25, 2012

Gustavo Aguirre and William Beltran of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Artur Cideciyan and Samuel Jacobson of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their gene-therapy research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604January 23, 2012

Gene Therapy Research Team From Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.

The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.

Fire Survivor and a Possible Olympian

January 12, 2012

Samantha Hart of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted in an article that calls the New Bolton Center vets “one of the most accomplished teams of horse doctors in the world….”

Article Source: New York Times

Studying Behavior in Penn’s Semi-Feral Horse Herd

On 40 acres of Chester County, Pennsylvania’s lush pasture land, close to 90 ponies roam relatively free of human interference. Their social interactions, reproductive behavior, and physical well-being give researchers like Sue McDonnell, founding head of the Equine Behavior Program at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, a window into the lives of horses in a near-natural state.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | | 215-898-1475December 15, 2011

Penn Vet Opens State-of-the-Art Buerger Family Foundation Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) recently opened its new, state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical suite at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital. The Buerger Family Foundation Surgery Suite is the first of its kind in any veterinary teaching hospital and is one of the only operating rooms in veterinary medicine that offers a comprehensive array of minimally invasive surgical procedures for companion animals.

Video: Euro Nations’ Fiscal Outlook ‘Horrendous’

December 9, 2011

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School discusses Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Women of Distinction: Joan C. Hendricks

November 25, 2011

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine is honored.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | | 215-898-1475November 29, 2011

Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture in Radnor: “Caring for Older Pets”

On Tuesday, December 6 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Caring for Older Pets: Healthcare advice on geriatric and end-of-life issues,” at Penn Medicine in Radnor, PA. Beginning at 6:30 PM, Dr. Meryl Littman, associate professor of medicine at Penn Vet, will talk about the special considerations when caring for older pets and how to handle those difficult decisions end-of-life issues bring.

Can the Bulldogs Be Saved?

November 22, 2011

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares his views of anthropomorphism.

Article Source: New York Times