Professional Development Program: immersive training with lectures and wet labs;

includes most meals, plus hospitality events.

Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning relevant to a changing global society. 

Those wishing to participate in this program must be graduate veterinarians. 

Professional Development Program in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

1-2 week program (minimum 5 participants)

Programs are part of a Professional Certificate Development Series designed by Penn Veterinarians to build and enhance the critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's veterinary medicine environment. Successful completion of these programs 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 University of Pennsylvania. 

Areas of development and training are selected based on program participation requests, and service demands and availability.  

Programs have minimum participant requirements and not all rotation requests can be guaranteed. 

Undergraduate Programs and Long-Term Programs are also available. 


Veterinarian Clinical Immersion Experience

3-, 6-, or 12-month program



International Veterinarian Clinical Shadowing Program

2-3 week program 

Visiting Veterinarians are trained to further develop their veterinary skills with continued education and an immersive experience with didactic lectures, wet labs, and in-clinic experiences. Program offerings are in most hospital clinical services; however requests to the services must be made in advance. A minimum 3-month advance reservation is required for the Immersion Extended Stay Program. 
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More information can be found on the Admissions page. International veterinarians must provide English proficiency scores.

International Veterinarians enrolled in a residency program overseas may shadow our clinicians and participate in lectures for (up to) 3 weeks in this program, including services such as Animal Behavior, Ophthalmology, Surgery, and Emergency and Critical Care.