[August 12, 2014; Kennett Square, PA] – Catherine Nunnery, DVM, has joined Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center as Large Animal Ophthalmologist. She will begin seeing cases on September 3. Dr. Nunnery will lead the experts in New Bolton Center’s Ophthalmology Service in providing complete ocular examinations, diagnostics, and treatment, and performing surgeries for lid lacerations, deep corneal ulcers or perforations, periocular tumors, and cataracts.

Dr. Catherine NunneryPrior to joining New Bolton Center, Dr. Nunnery served as President and Ophthalmologist of Equine Veterinary Vision, Inc., an ambulatory large animal ophthalmology practice in Maryland and Virginia. She was also a Staff Ophthalmologist at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Nunnery graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in 2006 and a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. 

 “I am excited to join the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center to continue the legacy began by Dr. Mary Utter of providing excellent large animal ophthalmic care and education,“ Dr. Nunnery said.

Dr. Nunnery will be joining New Bolton Center's Nikki Scherrer, DVM, resident in ophthalmology, and Kathryn Wotman, DVM, a board-certified ophthalmologist.

"We are delighted to have recruited Dr. Nunnery to lead our Ophthalmology Service at New Bolton Center,” said Dr. Ray Sweeney, Chief of the Section of Medicine and Ophthalmology. “Her strong equine background and expertise in all aspects of ophthalmology will ensure the continued high quality of care provided by this service."

Dr. Nunnery’s areas of research include equine ophthalmology, equine glaucoma, new surgical techniques for equine corneal disease, and pharmacology and ocular drug delivery. An experienced equestrian who has managed two large sports horse farms, Dr. Nunnery has spoken extensively on equine ophthalmologic issues at seminars across the country and shown a dedication to teaching veterinary students.

She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,100 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.