Penn State College of Medicine, Dept of Comparative Medicine


Laboratory animal veterinary medicine at the College of Medicine. Species include mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, non-human primates, swine, sheep, calves, zebra fish.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Catherine Beckwith, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
  • Ronald Wilson, VMD, MS, DACLAM
  • Timothy Cooper, DVM, DACVP
  • Xuwen Peng, DVM, MS, PhD
  • ACLAM-approved LAM residency program

Educational Resources

  • College & Department library
  • Daily rounds
  • Grand Rounds every Friday
  • AALAS Learning Library


  • participate in daily rounds with residents
  • assess cases
  • assist with experimental surgery and anesthesia
  • assist with necropsy and pathology cases
  • health surveillance program

Student Supervision

6-8 hrs/day, 5 days/wk



Practice Information

Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Department of Comparative Medicine
500 University Drive H054
Hershey, PA 17033

Ph: 717-531-8460
Fx: 717-531-5001

Email: ecarney [at] hmc [dot] psu [dot] edu

Signature on file: Elizabeth Carney, DVM
Updated: 4/23/09