Widener Hospital Closed for a Number of Weeks
Friday, May 14, 2004
KENNETT SQUARE, PA -- On May 10, 2004, the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at New Bolton Center, Penn’s large animal facility, was closed to new patients for six to eight weeks, for decontamination of barn and clinic buildings. Earlier this year, multidrug-resistant
Salmonella infections occurred in the patient population.
administration opted for hospital closure to not expose patients to
the organism and to allow for faster, more efficient decontamination
of the buildings. The hospital will reopen after appropriate biosecurity measures have been instituted to protect patients and
staff. According to Dean Alan M. Kelly, "We shall return to
providing the highest quality of care as soon as possible."
July 19, 2004
Salmonella Advisory from New Bolton Center(.pdf file)
June 16, 2004 Update
May 27, 2004 Update
Georgia and Philip Hofmann Center for Animal Reproduction has
reopened. Read the
May 18, 2004 Update
The Center’s William B. Boucher Field Service has
relocated to a different part of the campus and continues to make
farm calls. The diagnostic laboratories are open and accepting samples
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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