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October First Tuesday Lecture to Feature a Veterinarian's View of Horse Shows

By Louisa Shepard Published: Sep 15, 2015

[September 15, 2015; Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Nikki Scherrer, Ophthalmology Resident, will discuss a veterinarian’s perspective on common medical issues that arise at horse shows in her talk, “From Trainer to Veterinarian: Things I Wish I Knew.” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

Dr. Nikki Scherrer, NBC OphthalmologyThe series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

During her talk, Scherrer will cover issues that can arise at horse shows including:  medications, maintenance, emergency situations, and regulations (and recent consequences of these).

Currently in her third year as a large animal Ophthalmology Resident at New Bolton Center, Scherrer graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in her home state of Indiana in 2011. She then completed year-long internships at both Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (Lexington, KY) and New Bolton Center.

Scherrer showed American Saddlebreds before moving into the hunter/jumper arena. While in high school and college, she helped manage stabling for a show horse company while riding and showing. 

Upcoming First Tuesday Lectures:

November 3 - Dr. Carrie Jacobs, "Synovial Joint Infections: What You Need to Know"

December 1 - Dr. Hope Douglas, "My Horse is Colicky: Now What?"

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

The First Tuesday Lectures are presented September through December, and March through June. During the series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. Many of the lectures highlight the advanced techniques performed by Penn Vet’s team of leading clinicians and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities available to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary 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. 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 more than 4,000 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 37,000 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. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 31,000 patient visits a year.

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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