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University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine combined VMD-PhD program

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson’s disease. Since the turn of the century, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.

Who knows what today’s research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org

Morris Animal Foundation

The mission of the Morris Animal Foundation is to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and wildlife by funding humane animal health studies and disseminating information about those studies. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is a global leader in animal health science; their funding helps more species in more places than any other organization in the world. Since their founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $70 million toward 2,000+ studies, and these studies have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals. Some of the breakthroughs funded through the Foundation have become gold standards in veterinary care.

Read the Morris Animal Foundation’s quarterly newsletter to learn more about their research and programs.