Clinical Specialty Visitor Program

Dr. Mark Oyama has been appointed Chair of the Deptartment of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, taking over from Dr. Oliver Garden, now Dean of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Oyama has been Interim Chair since Dr. Garden’s departure. He is Professor of Cardiology and, in addition to his many awards, was in 2020 named as the Charlotte Newton Sheppard Endowed Chair of Medicine in recognition of his scholarly achievements and University citizenship.

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.

COVID: Please read the information for visitors here, including the COVID vaccination requirement.
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Get to know the CSAM specialists:

We look forward to welcoming you to the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia.

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.