"We treat every patient like a champion." ~ Dr. Dean Richardson
At Penn Vet, we are working to improve the well-being of animals each and every day. Equine experts at our George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals provide services that range from primary care through the most complicated and sophisticated medical and surgical techniques in use today. A leader in equine diagnostics, the hospital operates state-of-the-art equine sports medicine and diagnostic imaging facilities in conjunction with high-speed treadmill services.
The facility delivers critical data for cardiologists, orthopaedists and other specialists, as well as trainers looking for performance evaluations. We also offer sophisticated diagnostic tools, such as nuclear scintigraphy, state-of-the-art ultrasonography, endoscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital radiography.
Our 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week emergency/critical care service provides a vital service for our equine patients in the mid-Atlantic region.The hospital's large-animal medicine section is staffed by internationally recognized clinicians in equine internal medicine, including respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disease, muscle disorders, infectious diseases, neurology, neonatology and emergency and critical care.
How can you help?
Our Barbaro Fund supports ongoing patient care and the needed expansion of the George D. Widener Large Animal Hospital, our world-renowned large animal teaching hospital.
We are also fighting laminitis through the Penn Vet Laminitis Institute at New Bolton Center. Laminitis is a leading killer of horses. While the condition has existed since Roman times, it is still poorly understood and extremely difficult to stop. Laminitis is extraordinarily painful, and often has a fatal outcome, as we saw in Barbaro's case. You can help by supporting the Fund for Laminitis Research. Also, be sure to view the honor roll list of friends of Barbaro, contributors to the Laminitis Fund and Friends of New Bolton Center.
How can we make a real difference?
Thanks to you, we are focusing new resources on laminitis in three areas where we can make a real difference:
- First, we are carefully studying each patient we treat, and comparing the effectiveness of treatments.
- We are teaching nurses and veterinarians to improve the health-care system available to owners.
- Finally, we are seeking a cure for laminitis through fundamental laboratory studies.