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Exploring Equine Anatomy through an Artist’s Lens

By: Hannah Kleckner Hall Date: May 29, 2019

Penn Vet’s Dr. Dean Richardson to present at upcoming First Tuesday Lecture

Dr. Dean Richardson, New Bolton Center[Kennett Square, Pennsylvania] – While it is known that art imitates life, just how much can it influence our understanding of the world we live in, including our understanding of equine anatomy?

Join renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson, Chief of Large Animal Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, as he explores the scientific truths lingering behind some of the world’s most famous creative muses.

The talk, “Paleolithic to Picasso: Interesting Stuff About Horse Anatomy,” will be held on June 4, 2019. An anatomy lesson disguised as an exploration in art, lecture participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the complex physiologies of the horse.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA, and is the final installment of the 2018-2019 First Tuesday Lecture series.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. Seating is limited. Kindly register prior to the event at

For any questions about the First Tuesday Lecture series, please contact Barbara Belt at 610-925-6500 or

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series:

The First Tuesday Lectures are presented September through December, and March through June. Faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on equine topics of interest to horse owners and caregivers. 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

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 more than 34,600 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 more than 6,200 patient visits a year, while our Field Services have gone out on more than 5,500 farm service calls, treating some 18,700 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.