Penn Vet

Penn Vet

Scott Spitzer

It’s hard to stroll around the southwest corridor of campus without running into a pup on his leash or sneaking a peek at a kitten through her crate. But while there are plenty of picture-perfect moments in the halls of the School of Veterinary Medicine, that’s only skimming the surface of the cutting-edge education, research, and practice at Penn Vet.

In this edition of By The Numbers, the Current examines the many ways Penn Vet is impacting animals and humans alike on campus, in the region, and around the world.


Number of years since Penn Vet’s inception. Over the years, the school has awarded 7,160 degrees.


Number of animals treated each year at Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., and at farms by New Bolton Center’s Field Service.


Number of Penn Vet research articles that have been published. The articles were cited 18,862 times last year.


Average number of applications Penn Vet receives to fill an average of 125 spots.


Number of cats and dogs in the community that have been spayed since 2010 through Penn Vet’s Shelter Animal Medicine Program. Three hundred and ninety-six students have volunteered more than 27,000 hours of their time with the program.


Number of veterinary clinical trials that have been managed by Ryan Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center.


Total number of people in 120 countries who viewed the Foal Cam, a live broadcast of the pregnancy of mare My Special Girl, and the birth of her foal, New Bolton Pioneer, or “Boone” for short.

Originally published on May 8, 2014