Penn’s Vet School Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine launched a special website Jan. 16 to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

The website,, features a history timeline, faculty and alumni profiles, archival photos, old news clippings and a ‘Kids of All Ages’ section, which includes games and information on how to become a veterinarian.

“From our earliest years, Penn Vet has shaped and advanced the education and practice of the profession,” said Joan Hendricks, VMD, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “The school was established when the U.S. economy was still largely agricultural, and its founder believed the new veterinary school would serve agriculture best by developing as a science-based branch of medicine because of the fundamental similarities between disease processes in humans and animals. This is the foundation of our motto—Many Species, One Medicine.”



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