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Dr. Dean Richardson to Discuss Equine Anatomy, Fractures at Rescheduled First Tuesday Lecture

By: Hannah Kleckner Date: May 31, 2018

[May 31, 2018; Kennett Square, Pennsylvania] – On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, join renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson as he presents “Stories About Horse Fractures,” as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

Dr. Richardson is the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery and Chief of Large Animal Surgery at New Bolton Center, and is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

In his presentation, Dr. Richardson will discuss how fractures can occur in horses and review the parts of the equine skeleton most vulnerable to injury by sharing individual case presentations with happy endings.

He will also explore how clinicians repair complex injuries with a comprehensive approach that embraces technology such as New Bolton Center’s robotic CT system, a groundbreaking imaging tool that can create three-dimensional configurations of a fracture, characterizing the scope of an injury prior to operating.

The event, which is the last lecture of the 2017-2018 season, has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. 

The First Tuesday Lecture series 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.