What We Believe

The School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Vet), an integral part of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary university, exists to better the health and welfare of animals and humans.

The synergy generated by Penn Vet's interaction with the University community and the biomedical establishment in the Delaware Valley creates unique challenges and opportunities to excel in teaching, research and service.

To fulfill this mandate, we are committed to innovative educational programs to train veterinarians and biomedical scientists; pioneer research and the discovery of new knowledge in the basic and applied sciences; and maintaining a strong commitment to specialized veterinary medical care and service.

What Every Applicant Needs to Know

Penn Vet LEADS

At Penn Vet, we are leaders in veterinary medicine through:

  • Collaborative research and clinical work
  • Our history of "firsts"
  • Our global impact on human and animal health

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A Commitment to Diversity

Penn Vet admits students of any race, color, sexual or affectional preference, age, religion and national or ethnic origin, and students who may be handicapped or disabled to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.

The Penn Vet Admissions Committee seeks to enroll a diversified class and therefore considers such factors as socioeconomic (including racial and ethnic) background, geographic origin (urban, suburban and rural), specific interests and activities, personal traits and academic background.

In addition, every consideration is given to children of alumni, faculty and staff of the University.