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Dr. Catherine Nunnery to Discuss Equine Vision During Free First Tuesday Lecture

By Louisa Shepard Published: Aug 10, 2015

[August 10, 2015; Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m., New Bolton Center’s Large Animal Ophthalmologist Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will discuss many aspects of the equine eye and vision in her talk, “Equine Vision: What Does My Horse See?”  

The presentation is 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 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

Dr. Catherine Nunnery will discuss equine vision at the next free First Tuesday lecture at New Bolton Center.Dr. Nunnery’s lecture will include the basic anatomy and physiology of vision and then explore more specific details of what the horse sees. Equine visual acuity, field of view, color vision, day vision, night vision, and visual adaptions will be explained. She will also describe vision testing and how veterinarians determine if a horse needs glasses. She will present information on ocular diseases that affect vision, with images of how vision is diminished.

Dr. Nunnery leads the experts in New Bolton Center’s Ophthalmology Service in providing complete ocular examinations, diagnostics, and treatment, and performing surgeries for lid lacerations, deep corneal ulcers or perforations, periocular tumors, and cataracts.

Dr. Nunnery’s areas of research include equine ophthalmology, equine glaucoma, new surgical techniques for equine corneal disease, and pharmacology and ocular drug delivery. An experienced equestrian who has managed two large sports horse farms, Dr. Nunnery has spoken extensively on equine ophthalmologic issues at seminars across the country and shown a dedication to teaching veterinary students.

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

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 nearly 35,300 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 nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 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.

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