• Ralph
      Ralph - AKA Stout

      Just like my brothers, I had a bad reaction to my vaccines.

    • diver

      I was only five months old when my brothers and I were surrendered to the Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) of Philadelphia.

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      Larry Dallas

      Along with my brother, Diver, I came to Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital because I was having seizures and vomiting after my vaccinations.

    • Pookie, breast cancer survivor
      Pookie, Cancer Survivor

      Pookie was saved from euthanasia at the last minute.

    • Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer
      Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer Named Medical Director of New Bolton Center

      Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, the new Medical Director of New Bolton Center, brings the art of multi-tasking to a new level. For her, managing many challenges simultaneously, and successfully, is a signature characteristic.


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      New Bolton Center Researchers Study Effect of Equine Microbiome on Colic

      The role of the equine microbiome in colic is the focus of new research at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

      Researchers are analyzing microbiome data from horses undergoing surgery, comparing horses given antimicrobials to horses that were not given antimicrobials. Preliminary data shows antimicrobials have a significant effect on the equine microbiome.

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      Giant Donkey with Laminitis Saved by Sling and Surgery

      With great sadness, Susan Yates walked out of the barn and headed to the house to call the vet. It was time to put down the big donkey she had just adopted five days earlier.

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      Experienced Nursing Care Key to Healing, Handling

      Constant care by experienced, skilled, attentive veterinary technicians can make all the difference in how well an animal heals, especially in the most critical cases.

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      Pig Injured by Hunting Arrow Saved by Surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

      Veterinarians at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center performed emergency surgery on a 500-pound pig found at a Chester County animal sanctuary with a hunting arrow embedded in its chest.

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      New Bolton Center’s New Dynamic Endoscope Key to Diagnosing Upper Airway Problems in Horses

      The athletic Thoroughbred gelding might have had a slight “roar” to his breathing when event rider Lara Geiger purchased Benji four years ago; but if it was there, it was hardly noticeable.


    • Lucy
      Lucky Lucy

      Dr. Vikram Arora, chief resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple Medicine, was on his way home after a long shift when he noticed a little white dog scurrying across North Broad Street. 

    • tractor
      The Horse Who Jumped Over Anything

      The racetrack was not the place for this sweet Thoroughbred gelding, fighting to come in second-to-last in his best race. Flying over open hills and jumps, that’s what this athlete was clearly born to do. 


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      New Bolton’s Moran Critical Care Center Helps Prevent Spread of Contagious Diseases

      The most critically ill horses at New Bolton Center are those with gastrointestinal conditions or contagious diseases. Our James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center, which opened five years ago, is designed specifically for these patients.

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      Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

      Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The vast majority of those exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme Neuroborreliosis.

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      A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

      Dr. Emilie Setlakwe, who has just completed her three-year residency in Internal Medicine at New Bolton Center, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in her First Tuesday Lecture, “Tales from the NICU.”

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      Penn Vet Grads on Forbes "30 Under 30" List

      Lisa Gretebeck, 26, Penn Vet Class of 2015, and Dr. Nikki Wright, 28, Penn Vet Class of 2014, have been named to Forbes’ prestigious"30 Under 30" list for 2015, in the healthcare category. Gretebeck and Wright are recognized for cofounding Pou Sante: Amar Haiti, which provides sustainable animal husbandry training and resources to impoverished families living in rural Haiti.

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      2015 Student Inspiration Award Winners

      Launched in 2008, the award is presented annually to Penn Vet students who demonstrate the potential to significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and expand the profession’s impact on the well being of animals and society.

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      The Stars Align for Skye

      She was the first dog Hans Stedman saw when he entered the Montgomery County SPCA. The six-month-old German Shepherd was surrounded by potential adopters. Realizing the puppy was in high demand, Stedman immediately filled out an adoption application and enjoyed some one-on-one playtime with Skye.

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      Ellen Lapuck -- Veterinarians Without Borders

      Ellen Lapuck, V'18, recounts her summer experience working with Veterinarians Without Borders.

    • twin foals
      Double Trouble: Rare Twin Foals Saved at New Bolton Center

      Just this one night, after checking each night for two weeks, the exhausted high school teacher did not make the quarter-mile walk to check on her pregnant mare. Of course, this was the night she foaled.