Construction of State-of-the-Art Operating Room at New Bolton Center
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
PHILADELPHIA -- New Bolton Center’s unique orthopedic surgical
facility with its pool recovery system is undergoing a $2
million renovation and expansion.
state-of-the-art operating room for large animals will be
constructed in the C. Mahlon Kline Orthopedic and
Rehabilitation Center adjacent to the current operating room.
That will be refurbished and will be used for minor surgeries
and bandage changes. An additional recovery stall will be
built adjacent to the recovery pool used for horses emerging
from anesthesia. The pool will be altered slightly by the
removal of the ramp.
Kline Center renovations are under way, equine orthopedic
surgeries will be handled in an operating suite in another
building. Patients will be recovered from anesthesia in a
anticipated that the renovation and expansion of the
orthopedic surgical facilities will be completed by the end of
the summer of 2003.
Center and its George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals is
the large animal facility of the University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine. The Center is located in
Kennett Square, PA. It offers emergency and routine care for
horses and other large animals. The telephone number for
appointments and emergencies is 610-444-5800.
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.
Visit us on-line at www.vet.upenn.edu