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Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center


Penn Vet has a long-standing history of being a leader in the veterinary community through the development of new knowledge originating from our many basic and clinical research programs.

We see extraordinary opportunities for growth for veterinary practitioners, almost all of which are in response to real-world needs and demands. Working with livestock, and poultry, we strive to improve the overall health, productivity and well-being of these animal industries. From the recreational and sport activities of the equine industry, to the increasing demands by consumers for safe and plentiful food, the faculty and staff at New Bolton Center serve these many needs through our interactions with professionals and the public at a regional, national and international level.

Teaching of our future veterinarians plays a large role in this department’s efforts at Penn Vet. Students rotate through the numerous areas at New Bolton Center, including the Hospital for Large Animals, Swine Unit, and Marshak Dairy. This experience provides invaluable clinical training in the diagnosis, control and treatment of infectious and non-infectious animal diseases.

While all veterinary students are required to spend a minimum of six weeks at New Bolton Center’s Hospital, most students take advantage of the abundant opportunities to learn from the large caseload and dedicated faculty by scheduling additional rotations beyond the requirement.

Dr. Ray Sweeney

Dean Richardson, DVM, DACVS (left)

  • Co-Chair, Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center
    Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery

Raymond Sweeney, VMD, DACVIM (right)

  • Co-Chair, Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center
  • Mark Whittier & Lila Griswold Allam Professor
  • Phone: 610-925-6320
  • Fax: 610-925-6767
  • Penn Vet
    New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
Many large animal-oriented fourth-year students can spend a great majority of their final year rotating through the clinical and academic specialties at New Bolton Center, working side by side with the faculty.

This level and depth of interaction has allowed these students to be very competitive when pursuing internships and residencies, as well as highly sought-after positions in private practice following graduation.


Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center

  • Field Service

  • Imaging

  • Large Animal Medicine & Ophthalmology

  • Population Medicine

  • Reproduction

  • Surgery