Professional Development Program including most meals, immersive training including lectures and wet labs and hospitality events. Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning relevant to a changing global society. 

Those wishing to participate in this program must be a graduate veterinarian. 


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 critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's veterinary medicine environment. Successful completion of these programs do 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  Universityof 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 weeks 

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.   Please contact 


More information can be found on the "Admissions" page.  International veterinarians must provide English proficiency scores

International Veterinarians enrolled in a residency program oversees 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.