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All travel and living costs associated with a visit to our hospital are the responsibility of the visitor. Current per diem living expenses for the City of Philadelphia (as estimated by the US Government) are $181.00 for lodging and $61.00 for meals. For longer stay programs, Visiting Veterinarians will be entitled to a PennCard (University of Pennsylvania identification card), cost included in program fee.

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Philadelphia and its Environs

Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, is a city of vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, known for its culture, its history and its food. New York and Washington DC are within easy reach too. You'll find more information below on accommodation, and places to visit during your stay. Click here for food suggestions.


You'll probably have plenty of questions as you prepare for your stay in Philadelphia. Do take a look at our FAQs for guidance. For any other questions, please contact the Program Coordinator at