School of Veterinary Medicine

The Rise of Dog Identity Politics

January 24, 2010
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine says dogs have evolved to be acutely aware of human interactions.
Article Source: New York Magazine

Fleas…the Pests Persist

January 4, 2010
Greg Griffeth of the School of Veterinary Medicine says weather greatly affects pest control.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Mascot Saved

December 19, 2009
School of Veterinary Medicine surgeons are credited with saving the life of Duke, mascot for the Lancaster city police mounted unit.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Univ. of Pa. Veterinary Hospital Workers Forego Party in Favor of Troop Comforts

December 17, 2009
Amy Guldin of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses the School's efforts to support the troops during the holidays.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 14, 2009

Penn Researchers Find Reproductive Germ Cells Survive and Thrive In Transplants, Even Among Species

PHILADELPHIA –- Reproductive researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have succeeded in isolating and transplanting pure populations of the immature cells that enable male reproduction in two species—human spermatogonia and mouse gonocytes. These germline stem cells, taken from testis biopsies, demonstrated viability following transplantation to mouse testes within a controlled laboratory setting.

BBC Film Exposes Problems With Purebreds

December 11, 2009
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine provides expert insight for the documentary film “Pedigree Dogs Exposed.”
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Ugly Side of Dog Breeding

December 10, 2009
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses pure-bred dog-breeding practices.
Article Source: “The Today Show” (NBC)

Camp, When a Kennel Won't Do

December 9, 2009
Ilana Reisner of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on pet owners' use of dog camps.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Wounded Delaware K-9 Released From Hospital

December 1, 2009
Elaine Holmes of the School of Veterinary Medicine says police-dog Diablo overcame the odds.
Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Wounded K-9 Released From Hospital

December 1, 2009
Elaine Holmes of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on police-dog Diablo’s release from Ryan Veterinary Hospital.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer