Life at Vet U
Melanie’s path to Penn Vet didn’t come right away. It wasn’t until she was 28-years-old that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Meet Melanie Lang
Clint didn’t know he wanted a veterinarian until after graduating college.
Meet Clint Kuban
Vet school hasn’t been easy for equine major Morgan Taylor.
Meet Morgan Taylor
Rebecca has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. Can this self-proclaimed “professional student” make the grade as a veterinarian?
Meet Rebecca Bernstein
Penn Vet almost didn’t happen for Max until a phone call changed his life.
Meet Max Emanuel
Lindsay joins Dr. Lilly from Penn Vet’s behavior service to break Gracie’s habit of pulling on the leash and make her more adoptable.
Life at Vet U Exclusive: Behavior Training
All it took was volunteering at an animal shelter for Lindsay to discover her calling.
Meet Lindsay Gallagher
With a mass growing inside Clubber’s brain, neurologists at Penn Vet had to figure out the best way to extract it. Thanks to 3D printing, they were able to create an exact replica of his skull and work on an approach.
Tools of the Trade: 3D Printing
What do you do with a horse after delicate ankle surgery? Pool recovery allows the it to wake up without putting direct weight on its limbs.
Tools of the Trade: Pool Recovery
Large animals can’t fit through traditional CT scanners. But thanks to four dimensional digital imaging, vets can take 360 images of standing and moving horses.
Tools of the Trade: Robotics
All it takes are small incisions the width of a pencil for surgeons to repair a tortoise’s inflected joints.
Tools of the Trade: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Cat scans aren’t just for human hospitals. See how cat scan imaging helped the Penn Vet discover what was wrong with Kayla the sloth bear.
Tools of the Trade: CT Scans
While on the oncology rotation, Rebecca learns what it means to be a poised vet when delivering bad news.
Being a Good Vet Means Staying Calm and Composed
Playing vet with stuffed animals isn’t just for kids. Without an actual dog to practice on, Lindsay is forced to improvise.
No Patient? No Problem
Penn Vet student Max has to step up and act like a vet when Harry’s heartrate drops under anesthesia.
Transitioning From Student to Vet
Clint’s bond with Tsunami, a dog trained to detect ovarian cancer, is so strong, he would consider giving up an internship to stay with her in Philly.
A Cancer-Sniffing Dog and Her Best Friend Clint