[January 15, 2014; Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m., Tom Schaer, VMD, will discuss the collaboration between veterinarians and human physicians as they strive to improve patient care, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of each month. 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.

Dr. Schaer is Director of the Translational Orthopaedic Research and Preclinical Studies Department and Senior Research Investigator at the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at New Bolton Center. During his lecture, Dr. Schaer will explain the evolution of fracture and orthopedic trauma care and look at emerging technologies that are being pursued at Penn Vet’s Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.

The central role veterinarians continue to play in advancing welfare for society and animals has created many new opportunities for the profession. With these opportunities, new challenges require innovative approaches and explorations of non-traditional alliances to sustain growth and continuity. New Bolton Center’s effort, spearheaded by Drs. Jacques Jenny and David Nunamaker, has evolved into a highly connected platform, uniting veterinarians, physicians, basic and regulatory scientists, industry engineers, and product managers to focus on one mission: the exploration of new frontiers to advance clinical practice with successful product launches.

Dr. Schaer is trained in both human and veterinary medicine. His primary interests are in clinical orthopedic trauma, joints, and the spine, with a particular interest in the application of novel materials for functional restoration of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Schaer’s combination of academic and surgical training has allowed him to pursue translational research with direct application to patient care.

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

During the First Tuesday Lecture 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 medicine 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. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients 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, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,100 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.