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Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center Faculty

The faculty of Penn Vet's Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center Department comprises researchers and clinicians who, through their work, continue to push forward the boundaries of what's possible in large animal care on a global level. 

 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-renown 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.

   

MICHELLE ABRAHAM

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Critical Care Medicine - New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine, Neonatology/perinatology
Research Areas Fetal monitoring, Perinatology, Abdominal ultrasound of foals, Colic in foals

HELEN ACETO

  • Director of Biosecurity
  • Associate Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology
Research Areas Antimicrobial drug treatment, Biosecurity, Zoonotic diseases, Salmonella

MAIA AITKEN

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency & Critical Care - New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Emergency surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, critical care

GARY ALTHOUSE

  • Professor of Swine Health and Reproduction
  • Associate Dean of Sustainable Agriculture and Veterinary Practices
  • Marion Dilley and David George Jones Endowed Chair in Animal Reproduction
  • Professor, Reproduction and Swine Health,
  • Associate Dean of Sustainable Agriculture and Veterinary Practices

Lab Reference Andrology Laboratory Research Areas Andrology, Comparative Theriogenology, Regenerative medicine, Swine production, Theriogenology, Ultrasonography

LIZ ARBITTIER

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Equine Field Service, New Bolton Center

LINDA BAKER

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Dairy Production Medicine

JOSEPH BENDER

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Dairy Production Medicine
Clinical Specialties Population disease management in food animals (bovine - porcine)
Research Areas Food animal epidemiology, food animal microbiology, methods of population research and logistical regression

ASHLEY BOYLE

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Field Service, New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Internal medicine, infectious disease, lameness, herd health
Research Areas Strangles, Streptococcus equi infections in horses, Equine infectious Disease

BARBARA DALLAP-SCHAER

  • Medical Director, New Bolton Center
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Clinical Specialties Emergency Services/Clinical Care
Research Areas Coagulation-equine, Emergency medicine

ELIZABETH DAVIDSON

  • Associate Professor of Sports Medicine
  • VCIC Large Animal Coordinator for New Bolton Center
  • Sports Medicine, Service Chief
  • Treadill service cheif

Lab New Bolton Center Sports Medicine Clinical Specialties Sports Medicine/Equine
Research Areas Bone injury, Suspensory desmitis, Equine bone fractures, Equine diagnosis and management, Equine videoendoscopic evaluation, Lameness

TAMARA DOBBIE

  • Associate Professor, Large Animal Reproduction
  • Director, Hofmann Center
Clinical Specialties Reproduction

ZHENGXIA DOU

  • Professor, Agricultural Systems
Lab Dou Laboratory

BERND DRIESSEN

  • Professor of Anesthesia (CE)
  • Director Anesthesia Residency Program
  • Chief, Section of Anesthesia
Clinical Specialties Anesthesia
Research Areas Equine anesthesia/analgesia, Hemorrhagic shock, Pharmacology

MARIE-EVE FECTEAU

  • Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery-CE
Clinical Specialties Food Animal, Medicine and Surgery
Research Areas Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease)

HANNAH GALANTINO-HOMER

  • Senior Investigator in Laminitis Research
  • New Bolton Center Research Coordinator

Lab Galantino-Homer Laminitis Laboratory Research Areas Laminitis, Cell Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Theriogenology, Developmental Biology, Epithelial Stem Cells, Insulin Dysregulation, Proteomics

DAVID GALLIGAN

  • Department of NBC Penn Diversity Officer
  • Professor of Animal Health Economics
  • Marilyn M. Simpson Endowed Professorship
  • Section Chief
Research Areas Dairy Farms, Agriculture, Animal Production, Dairy Cattle

FUYU GUAN

  • Research Professor of Equine Forensic Chemistry

KATRIN HINRICHS

  • Professor of Reproduction
  • Harry Werner Endowed Professor of Equine Medicine
  • Chair, Department of Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Equine Reproduction, Reproductive medicine
Research Areas Equine Reproduction, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Embryo transfer, In vitro embryo production, Somatic cell nuclear transfer

ANDREW HOFFMAN

  • Professor, Large Animal Medicine
  • Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Specialties Pulmonary Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Regenerative Medicine

KLAUS HOPSTER

  • Assistant Professor of Large Animal Anesthesiology (CE)

SAMUEL HURCOMBE

  • Associate Professor of Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Clinical Specialties Equine emergency and critical care, equine colic surgery, sepsis/endotoxemia

AMY JOHNSON

  • Associate Professor of Medicine & Neurology
  • Section Chief, Internal Medicine & Ophthalmology
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine and Neurology
Research Areas Large animal neurology, equine neurology, bovine neurology, camelid neurology, small ruminant neurology, porcine neurology, Clostridium botulinum type B and botulism, Sarcocystis neurona, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme neuroborreliosis

MICHAELA KRISTULA

  • Section Chief, Field Service
  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE)
Clinical Specialties Field Service/Bovine
Research Areas Dairy Cattle, Mastitis in Dairy Cows, Postpartum temperatures/Dairy Cows, Equine contagious metritis

DAVID LEVINE

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Large Animal Surgery
Clinical Specialties Surgery, Sports Medicine

OLIVIA LORELLO

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Equine Field Service

TIMOTHY MANZI

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Imaging
Clinical Specialties Diagnostic imaging
Research Areas Imaging techniques, comparative anatomy

CRISTOBAL NAVAS DE SOLIS

  • Assistant Professor of Cardiology/Ultrasound and Internal Medicine (CE)
Clinical Specialties Exercising testing, exercise associated deaths, telehealth, ultrasonography
Research Areas Exercising arrhythmias, exercise associated death and gastrointestinal ultrasonography

MUTIAN NIU

  • Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Data Analytics
Research Areas statistical modeling and machine learning, nutrient partitioning, and utilization, sustainable agriculture, herd management

ROSE NOLEN-WALSTON

  • Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine
Research Areas Equine Encephalitis, Equine endotoxemia/sepsis models, Equine pulmonary function, Histamine bronchoprovocation, Large Animal Emergency

JAMES ORSINI

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, New Bolton Center
  • Former Director, Laminitis Institute, New Bolton Center and Equi-Assist
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Laminitis, Clinical Pharmacology, Emergency and Critical Care, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

KYLA ORTVED

  • Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery
  • Jacques Jenny Endowed Term Chair in Orthopedic Surgery
Lab Ortved Laboratory

ERIC PARENTE

  • Professor of Surgery
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Neuropathy, Laser, Equine Laryngeal dysfunction, Equine upper airway surgery, Equine upper respiratory surgery, Equine videoendoscopic evaluation

THOMAS PARSONS

  • Professor of Swine Production Medicine

Lab Swine Teaching & Research Unit Research Areas Swine production, Neurotransmitter release–auditory system, Synaptic mechanisms in auditory system, Swine health

MEGHANN PIERDON

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Production Medicine

Lab PA Disease Control Program Research Areas Sow lameness, pig welfare, welfare in food animals, GIS and biosecurity

DIPTI PITTA

  • Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition

Lab ASMG Laboratory - Microbial Genomics Clinical Specialties Large Animal Nutrition
Research Areas Agriculture

LAUREL REDDING

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Research Areas Epidemiology

VIRGINIA REEF

  • New Bolton Center Credentialing Officer
  • Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine, New Bolton Center
  • Hospital Section Chief Committee
  • Referring Veterinarians Advisory Group
  • Service Excellence Management Group
  • Chair, Service Excellence Imaging
Clinical Specialties Cardiology, Ultrasound
Research Areas Diagnostic ultrasonography, Equine cardiology

DEAN RICHARDSON

  • Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery
  • Chief, Large Animal Surgery
Clinical Specialties Surgery
Research Areas Large animal surgery, Equine emergency surgery, Equine lower limb injury

MARY ROBINSON

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
  • Acting Director, PETRL
Lab Equine Pharmacology Research Laboratory

NICOLE SCHERRER

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Large Animal Ophthalmology

PATRICIA SERTICH

  • Associate Professor-Clinician Educator, Large Animal Reproduction (CE)
Clinical Specialties Reproduction, mare reproduction, stallion reproduction, high risk pregnancy in mares, mare infertility
Research Areas Equine genital tract infections, Equine placenta evaluation, Equine pregnancy loss, Equine reproduction

JOANN SLACK

  • Associate Professor of Cardiology/Ultrasound
  • Service Chief, Cardiology and Ultrasound
Clinical Specialties Cardiology, Ultrasound
Research Areas Equine cardiopulmonary monitoring, Equine stress echocardiography

BILLY SMITH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE)
Clinical Specialties transition dairy cow medical and surgical problems, bovine health protocols in dairy and beef herds, preventative disease measures in food animals
Research Areas ruminant preventative health, bovine lameness, functional foot trimming, bovine reproduction, bovine postpartum uterine disease, bovine twinning, ruminant vaccination response, ruminant pain management

MEAGAN SMITH

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Equine Field Service
Clinical Specialties Field Service/Equine
Research Areas Equine infectious disease (esp. intestinal parasites)

LOUISE SOUTHWOOD

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (CE)
Clinical Specialties Emergency Services/Critical Care
Research Areas Equine colic, Equine duodenitis-proximal jejunitis, Equine gastrointestinal disease

DARKO STEFANOVSKI

  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Research Areas Obesity, Diabetes, Mechanisms of Independent Glucose Disposal, Insulin Resistance

CORINNE SWEENEY

  • Ombudsman
  • Associate Dean for New Bolton Center
  • Professor of Medicine

RAYMOND SWEENEY

  • Mark Whittier & Lila Griswold Allam Professor
  • Professor of Medicine
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Internal Medicine
Research Areas Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease), Pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial drugs, Botulism

REGINA TURNER

  • Professor, Section of Reproduction and Behavior
  • Section Chief - Reproduction & Behavior
  • Director, Frozen Stallion Semen Program at the Hofmann Center for Reproductive Studies, New Bolton Center
Clinical Specialties Reproduction
Research Areas Equine sperm motility, Spermatogenesis, Stallion infertility

CLAIRE UNDERWOOD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Large Animal Imaging
Clinical Specialties Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging
Research Areas drug delivery to equine lamellar tissue, nanoparticle delivery systems

ANDREW VAN EPS

  • Associate Professor, Equine Musculoskeletal Research

Lab van Eps Laboratory Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine, Laminitis
Research Areas Equine laminitis, Equine musculoskeletal diseases

KATHRYN WULSTER

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Diagnostic Imaging
  • Service Chief, Radiology