New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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New Bolton Center Campus

New Bolton Center

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Campus, which opened in 1952, is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on 700 pastoral acres in Chester County. The campus offers some of the finest veterinary services available anywhere in the country for horses, cattle, camelids, pigs, goats, sheep and other large animals.

Most notably, New Bolton Center's Hospital for Large Animals, which opened in 1964, provides a standard of care that is internationally renowned. With a long history of excellence, it enjoys one of the largest caseloads of any academic large animal hospital in the country. The hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services, accommodating more than 5,300 patient visits each year. The Field Service treats nearly 38,000 patients at local farms.

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-renowned 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.Our facilities follow green technology and sustainable practices including growing our own feed crops, and the campus is also home to a sustainable forest.

How to Find Us

Directions to New Bolton Center

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Phone Numbers:

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  • Administration:

Precise diagnosis is imperative in determining successful treatment protocols. For that reason, New Bolton Center offers a range of diagnostic services through its many diagnostic laboratories. These include:

What's at the New Bolton Center Campus

Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories

    New Bolton Center's Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories offers numerous testing capabilities, including:

    New Bolton Center Clinical Laboratories
    Test Name Test Name
    • Albumin
    • Glucose Tolerance
    • Ammonia
    • IgG (Equine, Camelid)
    • AT III
    • IgG (Bovine)
    • Bile Acid
    • Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
    • Bilirubin
    • Platelet Count
    • Blood Parasites
    • Profiles
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen
    • PT
    • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
    • PTT
    • Cholesterol
    • RBC (Red Blood Cell Count)
    • Colloid Oncotic Pressure
    • TC02
    • Creatinine
    • Total Protein
    • Cross Match
    • TP (Total Solids)
    • CSF Protein
    • Triglycerides
    • CSF Cell Counts
    • Therapeutic Drugs
    • Cytologies
    • Urinalysis
    • D-Dimer
    • Urine Chloride
    • Electrolytes
    • Urine Creatinine
    • Enzymes
    • Urine GGT
    • Fecal Occult Blood
    • Urine Ketones
    • Fecal Exam (O/P)
    • Urine Potassium
    • Fibrinogen
    • Urine Sodium
    • Glucose
    • WBC (White Blood Cell Count)

    Please call the billing office to set up an account before ordering testing.
    Billing office phone number: 610-925-6400.

  • Equine Pharmacology Laboratory

    The mission of the Equine Pharmacology Laboratory at New Bolton Center is to promote the welfare of the working horse and the integrity of sport through pharmacological and forensic research. The Penn Vet Equine Pharmacology Laboratory works closely with the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory (PETRL), which performs equine drug testing for racetracks in the Commonwealth. Dr. Mary Robinson is its acting director.

    Learn more about the Equine Pharmacology Laboratory...

  • Reference Andrology Laboratory

    The Reference Andrology Laboratory provides complete testing of neat, cooled and frozen-thawed semen from mammalian and avian species. The primary purpose of these services is to aid practitioners in their differential diagnosis of individual/herd/flock reproductive problems.

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  • Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS)

    Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) is a tripartite system which joins together the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the Pennsylvania State University, and is dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of families here and abroad.