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New Bolton Center

New Bolton Center Campus Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Campus, which opened in 1952, is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on 700 pastoral acres in Chester County. The campus offers some of the finest veterinary services available anywhere in the country for horses, cattle, camelids, pigs, goats, sheep and other large animals.

Most notably, New Bolton Center's Hospital for Large Animals, which opened in 1964, provides a standard of care that is internationally renowned. With a long history of excellence, it enjoys one of the largest caseloads of any academic large animal hospital in the country. The hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services, accommodating more than 6,000 patient visits each year.

We strive to provide the finest in both emergency and routine veterinary patient care for all species of large animals, to strive to better understand animal disease processes, and to be leaders in the area of animal health and productivity for the betterment of society.

New Bolton Center is also world-renowned for its groundbreaking research centers and laboratories, investigating topics ranging from food production in dairy cattle and swine, reference andrology, equine pharmacology, reproduction, behavior, and comparative orthopedics.Our facilities follow green technology and sustainable practices including growing our own feed crops, and the campus is also home to a sustainable forest.

What's at New Bolton Center

New Bolton Center Hospital

  • Our board-certified clinicians and faculty provide both inpatient and outpatient services, accommodating more than 6,000 patient visits each year.
  • Our equine experts offer 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.
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William B. Boucher Field Service

  • The William Boucher Field Service at New Bolton Center provides routine and emergency health care for equine and food animal clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. The group's specialists offer preventative health care, reproductive services, evaluation and treatment of lameness, medical and surgical disorders and on-farm diagnostic services.
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Marshak Dairy

  • Built in 1996, the greenhouse dairy was the first of its kind and was recognized as a dairy of distinction in 1998. The greenhouse design uses natural lighting and excellent ventilation within the barn to promote a healthy environment for the cows.
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Swine Teaching & Research Unit

  • Designed for applied swine research and the teaching of swine production medicine, the Swine Teaching and Research Center at New Bolton Center was opened in January 2001. This innovative Center provides a crucial link between Penn Vet and the Pennsylvania swine industry by serving as a model modern and humane swine facility.
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Research Centers, Initiatives & Laboratories

Precise diagnosis is imperative in determining successful treatment protocols. For that reason, New Bolton Center offers a range of diagnostic services through its many diagnostic laboratories. These include:

New Bolton Center Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Equine Pharmacology Laboratory

  • National Botulism Reference Laboratory

  • Reference Andrology Laboratory