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Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Arbittier to the Equine Field Service Team

By Louisa Shepard Published: Aug 23, 2013

[August 23, 2013; Kennett Square, PA] – Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has joined Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Equine Field Service team, which provides routine and emergency health care for equine clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. The team of specialists offers preventative health care, reproductive services, evaluation and treatment of lameness, medical and surgical disorders, and on-farm diagnostic services. 

Penn Vet, Dr. Elizabeth ArbittierDr. Arbittier graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. For the past 12 years she has been a senior associate at Blauner, Vecchione and Associates, a high-end private equine veterinary practice in Lansdale, PA.

“It feels like I came home,” Dr. Arbittier said. “I was looking for the opportunity to continue learning from the experts at Penn Vet. I am so thrilled to be back.”

Although Dr. Arbittier is skilled in all facets of general equine practice, her focus has been on sports medicine, with a special interest in pre-purchase examinations. Dr. Arbittier has worked on Olympic/International show jumpers, show hunters, event horses, pleasure horses, and upper-level western performance horses. She especially enjoys keeping the aging sport horse sound and happy. Dr. Arbittier is certified in veterinary acupuncture from the CHI Institute in Florida.

A resident of Coatesville, PA, Dr. Arbittier has competed in show jumping and has owned several horses. She also is passionate about rescuing senior dogs from kill shelters and puppy mills to give them a wonderful year or two at the end of their lives.

Dr. Arbittier is one of four veterinarians who make up New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service team, joining Ashley Boyle, DVM, DACVIM; Meagan Smith, DVM, ABVP-Equine; and Caitlin Rothacker, DVM. Other members of the Field Service Team work with food animals.

Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians. Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals.

The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA, includes the George D. Widener Veterinary Hospital for large animals; diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry; and research facilities to determine new treatment and diagnostic measures for large-animal diseases. In Philadelphia, on Penn’s campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan Hospital) for companion animals; classrooms; research laboratories; and the School’s administrative offices.

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first 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, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits 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. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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John Donges
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Hannah Kleckner
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