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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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610-444-5800
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New Bolton Botulism Reference Laboratory

Closing Announcement


New Bolton Botulism Reference Laboratory is Closing

Effective April 16, 2021, the laboratory will no longer be accepting samples for botulism testing.

For diagnostic testing, please note that the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Diagnostic Bacteriology and Pathology Laboratory in Ames, Iowa conducts botulism testing.

Please contact the laboratories prior to submitting samples. 

Websitehttps://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/lab-info-services/sa_diagnostic_tests/ct_diagnostic_tests

Phone: 515-337-7565

Transition Information


  • Drs. Robert Whitlock (rhw@vet.upenn.edu) and Ray Sweeney (rsweeney@vet.upenn.edu) are still available for consultation regarding suspected botulism cases or outbreaks.
  • In the event of an emergency you can contact us through the New Bolton Center Hospital switchboard at 610-444-5800.
  • If you have questions about samples you have already submitted, please address these to the laboratory technician, Terry Webb at 610-925-6245.
  • Other questions may be directed to Dr. Sweeney at the above email address.