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New Bolton Center: Patient Stories


Daisy's Surgery at Ryan Hospital

People Behind the Surgeries and the Lifesaving Procedures They Love

Penn Vet is known for pioneering veterinary surgical procedures. Two recent, complex cases put that expertise on display, with joyful results.

Gail R. Riepe Center for Advanced Veterinary Education

Leadership Gift - the Gail P. Riepe Center for Advanced Veterinary Education

In July, Penn Vet announced a $5 million leadership gift from Gail P. Riepe, CW’68, and Jim Riepe, W’65, WG’67, HON’10. The gift is the largest of its kind to New Bolton Center and will be used to build a new clinical skills center on the Kennett Square campus.

MARS Equestrian™ & Penn Vet launch innovative educational research

Penn Vet New Bolton Center, Royal Veterinary College Launch New MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Veterinary Scholarship Program for Equine Research

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) – together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and MARS EQUESTRIAN™ – has launched a new, international scholarship program aimed at advancing the health and welfare of the horse while providing an unparalleled learning experience for one aspiring veterinary investigator.

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Penn Vet’s Katrin Hinrichs Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ghent University, Belgium

Ghent University in Belgium has presented an honorary doctorate to Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, DACT, whose pioneering research in the field of equine assisted reproductive technology (ART) has transformed the state of equine reproductive practice around the world.

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Exploring Equine Anatomy through an Artist’s Lens

While it is known that art imitates life, just how much can it influence our understanding of the world we live in, including our understanding of equine anatomy?

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Dr. Virginia Reef to Unravel Cardiovascular Complexities During AAEP’s 2018 Milne Lecture

Acclaimed equine cardiologist and ultrasonography pioneer Virginia B. Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, will help practitioners determine the significance of murmurs and arrhythmias and the resulting ramifications for their treatment and management when she delivers the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on Monday, Dec. 3 at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif.

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New Bolton Center Experts to Explore Innovations in Imaging, Neurology at October First Tuesday Lecture

From planning advanced orthopedic surgeries to guiding successful cardiac procedures, Penn Vet’s robotics-controlled standing computed tomography (CT) system has propelled clinical diagnosis and treatment for many large animal patients who have walked through New Bolton Center’s hospital doors.

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

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.

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New Guidelines Offer Vets and Owners the Latest on Preventing and Treating Strangles, 'Strep Throat in Horses'

To assist veterinarians, and owners, in understanding the most up-to-date clinical recommendations when it comes to treating strangles, Ashley Boyle, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, took the lead in writing a new consensus statement, issued by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, on treating, controlling, and preventing strangles in horses.

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Dr. David G. Levine Awarded DACVSMR

New Bolton surgeon Dr. David Levine has been awarded the Diplomate status in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation through ACVSMR.

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Dr. Kathryn Wulster to Present Advanced Imaging Innovations During Free First Tuesday Lecture

One year after the EQUIMAGINE™  robotics controlled CT system installation, Dr. Kathryn Wulster, Clinical Assistance Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, will explore her team’s insights as part of New Bolton Center’s First Tuesday Lecture series.

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Learn Equine Insights from Experts at Free 2017-2018 First Tuesday Lecture Series

Sharpen your equine know-how with Penn Vet experts at a series of public First Tuesday Lectures hosted by New Bolton Center located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Dean Richardson to Discuss New Bolton Center’s Unique Pool Recovery System

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is home to the only raft-pool recovery system for large animals in the world. This unique method of recovering high-risk horses from anesthesia has, unlike many innovations in surgery, withstood the test of time. Dr. Dean Richardson, the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery, will discuss this pioneering system as part of the First Tuesday Lecture series.

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On the farm with Penn Vet’s Field Service

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s Field Service offers both routine and emergency care for equine and food animal clients within a 30-mile radius of the New Bolton Center Hospital. This service treats more than 24,000 patients at local farms annually.

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Dr. Andrew van Eps to Discuss Prevention and Treatment of Laminitis During Free First Tuesday Lecture

Laminitis, the number-two killer of horses after colic, continues to have an enormous impact on equine welfare, in wide and varied circumstances. Dr. Andrew van Eps, Associate Professor of Equine Musculoskeletal Research, will discuss different approaches for successful prevention and treatment of laminitis, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture series.

Swine Production Facilities at New Bolton Center

Penn Vet expertise serves and supports Pennsylvania farmers

When Bob Ruth of Clemens Food Group set up two swine farms in Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s, one of the first things he did was call Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Equine Field Service Team to Discuss Tricky Cases from the Field During Free First Tuesday Lecture

New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service experts, Drs. Liz Arbittier, Ashley Boyle, Jennifer Linton, and Meagan Smith, will each share details of complex cases from the field, highlighting their various specialties, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture series.

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Penn Vet Receives $5 Million Gift to Establish the Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine

A transformational gift of $5 million by the estate of Seth and Lucy Holcombe will establish the Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet).

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Dr. Kyla Ortved to Discuss Equine Regenerative Medicine During Dec. 6 First Tuesday Lecture

Dr. Kyla Ortved, an orthopedic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery, will discuss stem cell research during her presentation, “Regenerative Medicine: Can We Help Our Horses Heal?”, as part of New Bolton Center’s First Tuesday Lecture series.

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Dr. Kathryn Wulster to Discuss 3D Printing in Large Animal Medicine in November First Tuesday Lecture

Dr. Kathryn Wulster, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, will discuss 3D printing and its use in large animal veterinary medicine as part of New Bolton Center’s First Tuesday Lecture series.