Clinical Specialty Visitor Program

The program is temporarily suspended, but we are hoping to restart in October 2021. You can always contact us at for the current status of the visitor program, and for help planning a future visit. Please check these sites for up-to-date information:

Penn Vet COVID-19 Updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine (CSAM) and the clinical specialty program. The department’s role is to educate, provide emergency and critical care service, and develop new approaches through research.

The clinical specialty program gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills as a veterinarian by observing the specialists at work, and through participation in patient rounds and other educational experiences. Come for just a few days, or for a whole year: the visit will be tailored to your needs.

Get to know the CSAM specialists:

Dr. Oliver Garden, chair of the department, and his team of specialists, look forward to welcoming you to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital.

Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders who will advance well-being and healthcare outcomes in animals, ensure global health, bolster sustainable agriculture, and create and support new interdisciplinary career paths.