Clinical Specialty Visitor Program

Many congratulations to Dr. Oliver Garden, BSc, BVetMed, PhD, Chair of the Dept. of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine and the Henry and Corinne R. Bower Professor of Medicine, on being named Dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
Under Dr. Garden’s guidance, the Visitor Program has grown and flourished, COVID notwithstanding! Thank you, Dr. Garden.

Dr. Mark Oyama has been appointed as Interim Chair from September 2021. He is Professor of Cardiology and, in addition to his many awards, was last year named as the Charlotte Newton Sheppard Endowed Chair of Medicine in recognition of his scholarly achievements and University citizenship.

COVID: Please read the information for visitors here, including the COVID vaccination requirement.
We anticipate restarting the visitor program in the coming months, in an environment that is safe and welcoming.
You can always contact us at for the current status of the visitor program, and for help planning a future visit.

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:

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.