Application Process

Once you have looked at the visitor program content, have checked with us regarding dates and fees payable, and are ready to take the next step, we ask you to complete our Program Commitment and Registration form, and a Liability Release form.

To support your application, please also provide the following, in digital or hard copy format:
• Diploma of veterinary medicine, or equivalent
• CV/resume
• Proof of financial ability (required for overseas visitors)
• Details of medical insurance and liability insurance
• Rabies and COVID* vaccination status
• A passport-style photograph, so that we may introduce you

Our COVID precautions and procedures are described here: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/content/visitors; this page has a link to https://pennopen.med.upenn.edu/campus where you can sign up for the PennOpen Campus pass. Visitors to the hospital are required to show this each day to gain entry to the building.

We do appreciate a few months’ notice where possible, so that our clinicians can plan for your time with us. Your application is subject to approval by the CSAM Department Chair.

(If you are interested in group program information, or continuing education programs for other veterinary professionals, please email us at docsam@vet.upenn.edu.)

Upon acceptance into the program and arrival at Penn Vet, the participant agrees to adhere to all policies and dress code guidelines at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania.