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Instructors in the Emergency and Critical Care development program are standing faculty members credentialed in various specialties at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Participants will have a mentor in each service they are partnered with.


Penn Vet was re-accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in April 2017.

Demonstration of Learning

Participants will be required to show their understanding of the various topics they have been exposed to during their program. This may include presentation at Journal Clubs, mock rounds with services, case log reports, demonstration of skills learned via skills lab.


Completion of Program:

Participants who satisfactorily complete program requirements will be awarded an office Certificate of Achievement and Completion from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine.


This course is part of a Professional Certificate Program.

Professional Development Programs are series of courses designed by Penn Veterinarians to build and enhance the critical professional skills needed for veterinarians to succeed in today's veterinary medicine environment, and to stand out and excel at work. Successful completion of this course does not grant status as a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and participants should not represent themselves as graduates of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania.