School of Veterinary Medicine

Video: Dogs Help Test New Cancer Fighting Technology

November 3, 2011

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss new technology used for cancer research.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475October 25, 2011

Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture, “First Aid Care for Your Pet”

Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday, November 5 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “First Aid Care for Your Pet,” at Penn Vet in Philadelphia, PA. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Deborah Mandell, staff veterinarian of Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Service, will teach how to determine if a pet is in an emergency situation, and if so, what first-aid can be performed at home.
 
Who: Penn Vet, pet owners, interested members of the public.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2011
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 18, 2011

Penn Researchers Demonstrate Efficacy of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA — An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is the first veterinary cancer vaccine of its kind that shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The work shows for the first time the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of this alternative cell-based vaccine, which could be employed in the treatment of a number of different cancer types.

Study Confirms Puppy Mills Leave Long Term Scars on Dogs

October 12, 2011

James Serpell and Deborah Duffy of the School of Veterinary Medicine are cited fortheir collaborative study about puppy mills.

Article Source: Philly.com

Snow Leopards at Philly Zoo Undergo Eye Surgery

October 13, 2011

András Komáromy of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for treating snow leopards at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 3, 2011

Penn Researchers Find a New Twist in a Blindness-causing Disease Gene

PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.

Penn Veterinary Scientist to Receive National Medal

September 28, 2011

Ralph Brinster of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for being honored with the National Medal of Science.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Penn Veterinarian Ralph Brinster Awarded National Medal of Science

PHILADELPHIA — Ralph Brinster of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded the National Medal of Science, according to an announcement today from the White House. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 22, 2011

Penn Researchers Find a New Twist in a Blindness-causing Disease Gene

PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.