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Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center Faculty

The faculty of Penn Vet's Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center Department comprises researchers and clinicians who, through their work, continue to push forward the boundaries of what's possible in large animal care on a global level. 

 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-renown 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.

   

HELEN ACETO

  • Director of Biosecurity
  • Associate Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology
Research Areas Antimicrobial drug treatment, Biosecurity, Zoonotic diseases, Salmonella

GARY ALTHOUSE

  • Marion Dilley and David George Jones Endowed Chair in Animal Reproduction
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center

Lab Reference Andrology Laboratory Research Areas Andrology, Comparative Theriogenology, Regenerative medicine, Swine production, Theriogenology, Ultrasonography

RAYMOND BOSTON

  • Member, Cancer Center of the School of Medicine
  • Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), School of Medicine
  • Professor of Applied Biomathematics
Research Areas Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical modeling

ASHLEY BOYLE

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Field Service, New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Internal medicine, infectious disease, lameness, herd health
Research Areas Strangles, Streptococcus equi infections in horses, Equine infectious Disease

BARBARA DALLAP-SCHAER

  • Medical Director, New Bolton Center
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (CE)
Clinical Specialties Emergency Services/Clinical Care
Research Areas Coagulation-equine, Emergency medicine

ELIZABETH DAVIDSON

  • Associate Professor of Sports Medicine
  • VCIC Coordinator for New Bolton Center
  • Sports Medicine, Service Chief
Clinical Specialties Sports Medicine/Equine
Research Areas Bone injury, Suspensory desmitis, Equine bone fractures, Equine diagnosis and management, Equine videoendoscopic evaluation, Lameness

TAMARA DOBBIE

  • Associate Professor, Large Animal Reproduction
  • Director, Hofmann Center
  • Staff Veterinarian - L.A. Reproduction
Clinical Specialties Reproduction

ZHENGXIA DOU

  • Professor, Agricultural Systems
Lab Dou Laboratory

BERND DRIESSEN

  • Professor of Anesthesia (CE)
  • Director Anesthesia Residency Program
  • Chief, Section of Critical Care & Aneshthesia
Clinical Specialties Anesthesia
Research Areas Equine anesthesia/analgesia, Hemorrhagic shock, Pharmacology

MARIE-EVE FECTEAU

  • Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery
Clinical Specialties Food Animal, Medicine and Surgery
Research Areas Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease)

JAMES FERGUSON

  • Professor of Nutrition
  • Section Chief, Animal Production Systems
Research Areas Agriculture, Nutrient management, Reproduction, Dairy Cattle, Farm management, Nutrition

DAVID GALLIGAN

  • Professor of Animal Health Economics
  • Marilyn M. Simpson Endowed Professorship
  • Section Chief
Research Areas Dairy Farms, Agriculture, Animal Production, Dairy Cattle

AMY JOHNSON

  • Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Neurology
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine and Neurology
Research Areas Large animal neurology, equine neurology, bovine neurology, camelid neurology, small ruminant neurology, porcine neurology, Clostridium botulinum type B and botulism, Sarcocystis neurona, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme neuroborreliosis

MICHAELA KRISTULA

  • Section Chief, Field Service
  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE)
Clinical Specialties Field Service/Bovine
Research Areas Dairy Cattle, Mastitis in Dairy Cows, Postpartum temperatures/Dairy Cows, Equine contagious metritis

DAVID LEVINE

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Large Animal Surgery
Clinical Specialties Surgery

ROSE NOLEN-WALSTON

  • Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine
Research Areas Equine Encephalitis, Equine endotoxemia/sepsis models, Equine pulmonary function, Histamine bronchoprovocation, Large Animal Emergency

JAMES ORSINI

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, New Bolton Center
  • Director, Laminitis Institute, New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Laminitis, Clinical Pharmacology, Emergency and Critical Care, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

JONATHAN PALMER

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Chief of Neonatal Intensive Care Service
  • Director of Perinatal/Neonatal Programs
Clinical Specialties Neonatology, Perinatology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, High Risk Pregnancy, Intensive Care
Research Areas Neonatology, Perinatology, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Birth Resuscitation, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Acid Base Abnormalities, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Ventilation

ERIC PARENTE

  • Professor of Surgery
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Neuropathy, Laser, Equine Laryngeal dysfunction, Equine upper airway surgery, Equine upper respiratory surgery, Equine videoendoscopic evaluation

THOMAS PARSONS

  • Associate Professor of Swine Production Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
  • Secondary Appointment - Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Lab Swine Teaching & Research Unit Research Areas Swine production, Neurotransmitter release–auditory system, Synaptic mechanisms in auditory system, Swine health

DIPTI PITTA

  • Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition

Lab ASMG Laboratory - Microbial Genomics Clinical Specialties Large Animal Nutrition
Research Areas Agriculture

VIRGINIA REEF

  • New Bolton Center Credentialing Officer
  • Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine, New Bolton Center
  • Hospital Section Chief Committee
  • Chief, Section of Imaging
  • Referring Veterinarians Advisory Group
  • Service Excellence Management Group
  • Chair, Service Excellence Imaging
Clinical Specialties Cardiology, Ultrasound
Research Areas Diagnostic ultrasonography, Equine cardiology

DEAN RICHARDSON

  • Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery
  • Chief, Large Animal Surgery
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Large animal surgery, Equine emergency surgery, Equine lower limb injury

MICHAEL ROSS

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Director Nuclear Medicine Program
  • Administrator, Raymond Firestone Trust Research Fund (Internal funding source for junior faculty members and house officers)
  • Program Director Large Animal Surgical Residency Program – American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Chairman, Equine Program, Penn Annual Veterinary Conference
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Equine joint disease, Equine orthopedic and arthroscopic surgery, Lameness, Equine diagnosis and management, Equine musculoskeletal system, Racehorse lameness

NICOLE SCHERRER

  • Resident, Ophthalmology, New Bolton Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, New Bolton Center

PATRICIA SERTICH

  • Associate Professor-Clinician Educator, Reproduction and Behavior
Clinical Specialties Reproduction, mare reproduction, stallion reproduction, high risk pregnancy in mares, mare infertility
Research Areas Equine genital tract infections, Equine placenta evaluation, Equine pregnancy loss, Equine reproduction

JOANN SLACK

  • Associate Professor of Cardiology/Ultrasound
  • Service Chief, Cardiology and Ultrasound
Clinical Specialties Cardiology, Ultrasound
Research Areas Equine cardiopulmonary monitoring, Equine stress echocardiography

BILLY SMITH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE)
Clinical Specialties transition dairy cow medical and surgical problems, bovine health protocols in dairy and beef herds, preventative disease measures in food animals
Research Areas ruminant preventative health, bovine lameness, functional foot trimming, bovine reproduction, bovine postpartum uterine disease, bovine twinning, ruminant vaccination response, ruminant pain management

GARY SMITH

  • Professor of Population Biology and Epidemiology
  • Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Chief, Section of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Clinical Studies - New Bolton Center
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Research Areas Mathematical modeling, Parasite population ecology, Epidemiology

MEAGAN SMITH

  • Assistant Professor, Equine Field Service, New Bolton Center
  • Staff Veterinarian
Clinical Specialties Field Service/Equine
Research Areas Equine contagious metritis

LOUISE SOUTHWOOD

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (CE)
Clinical Specialties Emergency Services/Clinical Care
Research Areas Equine colic, Equine duodenitis-proximal jejunitis, Equine gastrointestinal disease

CORINNE SWEENEY

  • Associate Dean for New Bolton Center
  • Professor of Medicine

RAYMOND SWEENEY

  • Mark Whittier & Lila Griswold Allam Professor
  • Chief, Section of Medicine and Ophthalmology, Department of Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center
  • Professor of Medicine
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine
Research Areas Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease), Pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial drugs, Botulism

REGINA TURNER

  • Associate Professor, Section of Reproduction & Behavior
  • Section Chief - Reproduction & Behavior
  • Director, Frozen Stallion Semen Program at the Hofmann Center for Reproductive Studies, New Bolton Center
  • Course Organizer
Clinical Specialties Reproduction
Research Areas Equine sperm motility, Spermatogenesis, Stallion infertility

CLAIRE UNDERWOOD VAN EPS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Imaging
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging
Research Areas drug delivery to equine lamellar tissue, nanoparticle delivery systems

ANDREW VAN EPS

  • Associate Professor, Equine Musculoskeletal Research
Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine, Laminitis
Research Areas Equine laminitis, Equine musculoskeletal diseases

ROBERT WHITLOCK

  • Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center
Research Areas Bovine paratuberculosis

KATHRYN WULSTER

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Imaging