Penn Vet has a long-standing history of being a leader in the veterinary community through the development of new knowledge originating from our many basic and clinical research programs.
We see extraordinary opportunities for growth for veterinary practitioners, almost all of which are in response to real-world needs and demands. Working with livestock, poultry and aquaculture, we strive to improve the overall health, productivity and well-being of these animal industries. From the recreational and sport activities of the equine industry, to the increasing demands by consumers for safe and plentiful food, the faculty and staff at New Bolton Center serve these many needs through our interactions with professionals and the public at a regional, national and international level.
Teaching of our future veterinarians plays a large role in this department’s efforts at Penn Vet. Students rotate through the numerous clinical areas of the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals. This experience provides invaluable clinical training in the diagnosis, control and treatment of infectious and non-infectious animal diseases. While all veterinary students are required to spend a minimum of six weeks at Widener Hospital, most students take advantage of the abundant opportunities to learn from the large caseload and dedicated faculty by scheduling additional rotations beyond the requirement. Many large animal-oriented fourth-year students can spend a great majority of their final year rotating through the clinical and academic specialties at New Bolton Center, working side by side with the faculty. This level and depth of interaction has allowed these students to be very competitive when pursuing internships and residencies, as well as highly sought-after positions in private practice following graduation.