New Bolton Center Receives Grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America
Monday, August 09, 2010
The $12,635 grant will be used to support student scholarship and direct patient care at The George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals
[July 30, 2010; Kennett Square, PA] – New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s large animal campus, announced today that it has received a grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The $12,635 grant will be used to support both students and patients at The George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.
In a letter announcing the grant, Erin Crady, Executive Director of TCA, wrote that the grant was awarded because New Bolton Center works to uphold the mission of TCA which is “to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue and research and by helping the people who work with them.”
"Penn Vet has a three-fold mission of education, research and veterinary care,” says Corinne Sweeney DVM, Associate Dean for New Bolton Center “The gift from TCA will be put to good use in serving two aspects of that mission. Our students represent the future of veterinary medicine, and supporting their scholarship funding directly impacts our goal as a teaching institution. In addition, a portion of the funding will go directly towards the care of our hospital patients providing them with the most up-to-date ultrasound equipment."
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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