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Resources for Penn Vet History Committee


University Archives Collections

Timelines Penn Vet History

Archived Penn Vet Websites

The Wayback Machine has cached Penn Vet websites over 700 times since 1997. These sites provide a glimpse of services, structure and staff from those years.

Veterinary Extension Quarterly

The School of Veterinary Medicine published the Veterinary Extension Quarterly from 1921-1959 with the purpose of providing articles of practical interest for animal owners and veterinarians. Articles were by Vet faculty and others and it also included papers presented at the Annual Conference of Veterinarians.

Issues 1-44 (1921-1931) available via Hathi Trust .

News Items

Professional association journals and newspapers can carry obituaries and news items about Penn Vet faculty and students. 

Other biographical information


bellwether cover art

Bellwether is the news magazine publication of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine distributed to alumni and friends of the school. The magazine was first published in October 1981 and includes stories about clinical and research innovations at the school, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni updates. To see the most recent issues, visit the Bellwether magazine site. Older issues have been digitally archived and are available through Scholarly Commons.

School of Veterinary Medicine Catalogs and Alumni Directory

The University of Pennsylvania Bulletin and similar student handbooks for the School of Veterinary Medicine contain information for prospective and current students including in some years admission requirements, expectations of behavior, room and board options, required reading, summary of patient cases seen by species and diagnoses, course descriptions, financial obligations, and faculty lists.


1965 Scalpel cover

The yearbook of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was published as The Veterinary Record (1906-1910), The Class Record (1911-1913) , and The Scalpel since 1911. A book of photographs of the School and University were published in lieu of a yearbook in 1921.

No issues were published for the years 1922-1927, 1929-1933, 2013 or after 2015.

The 1910, 1911 and1940 issues are included in (database also available through many public libraries).

Pictures of veterinary students are included in the general University of Pennsylvania yearbook The Record in the years 1925-1927 (also in

The veterinary library staff provided digitized copies of many of the yearbooks to be hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Archives.

University of Pennsylvania News Resources

Class Notes

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