PENN VET is coming to Animal Planet.
A new series is coming to Animal Planet and takes a look behind the scenes when animals lives are on the line. The docu-series called PENN VET shadows fourth year students from the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school as they complete the demanding program, while learning from some of veterinary medicine’s pioneers.
PENN VET will feature students with diverse backgrounds and goals as they handle a wide range of cases. Footage captures the highs and lows at Ryan Hospital for companion animals, located in Philadelphia, and New Bolton Center hospital for large animals in Kennett Square.
PENN VET showcases the rigorous training of veterinary students as they face the day-to-day challenges inherent in the high pressure world.
“Vet students driven by a mission to heal and protect animals take everything they’ve learned and put it to the test in this series,” said Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. “Penn Vet will give our viewers a front row seat to this journey.”
With more than 30,000 patient visits a year and species ranging from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, iguanas to horses, cows, zebras and goats, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is home to two internationally renowned teaching hospitals with some of the largest caseloads in the world.
Penn Vet established the first-ever facility for the care of critically injured large animals, the first state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery suite, the first recovery pool for equine orthopedic surgeries the world’s first animal bloodmobile.
PENN VET (WT) is produced for Animal Planet by High Noon Entertainment and is set to premiere this year.