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Penn Vet’s Dr. David G. Levine Awarded the Diplomate Status by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

By Hannah Kleckner Published: Mar 6, 2018

Dr. David Levine and student evaluate a patient[March 6, 2018; Kennett Square, PA] – Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Dr. David Levine, assistant professor of clinical large animal surgery, has been awarded the Diplomate status in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation through the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).

This is Levine’s second board certification. In 2010, he was awarded Diplomate status in Large Animal Surgery through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

The College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation became an approved specialty in 2010 to meet the unique needs of athletic and working animals.  New Bolton Center, with four board-certified clinicians in sports medicine, also has an active residency in this new specialty.

“I look forward to continuing to support our outstanding sports medicine program here at New Bolton Center and continuing to improve our abilities in diagnosis and management of disease in our equine athletes,” said Levine.

New Bolton Center’s multidisciplinary team of internists, surgeons, sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists, imaging technicians, in partnership with an internationally renowned farrier, offer an array of comprehensive services including:

  • Clinical evaluation of lameness
  • Rehabilitation of horses following an injury
  • Purchase examinations
  • Poor performance examinations

New Bolton Center has more than 30 veterinarians who are board-certified, and eight clinicians who are dually-certified in more than one specialty. These board-certified clinicians represent 10 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-approved specialties, including large animal surgery, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, emergency & critical care, and sports medicine & rehabilitation.

“We are very proud of the dedication by our clinicians to their education and training,” said Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer, New Bolton Center’s Hospital Director, “This translates into the best care for the animals we treat and take care of here.”

For more information about New Bolton Center’s Sports Medicine program, please visit

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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