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Partnering through a Pandemic: Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Launches Innovative Telehealth Service Amid COVID-19

In an effort to provide the highest level of veterinary care amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) at New Bolton Center today announced the launch of a new, innovative telehealth service for large animals.

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Dr. Sue McDonnell to Discuss Ten Important Observations of Horse Behavior

On Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Sue McDonnell will present a lecture on “Ten Important Observations of Health-Related Natural Horse Behavior” as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

Dr. Patricia Sertich to Discuss Gender: A Factor in Your Mare’s Performance

On Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m., Patricia Sertich, VMD, will present a lecture on “Gender: A Factor in Your Mare’s Performance” as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

New Bolton Center and Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Announce Scholarship Awards

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that two Penn Vet students were each awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”).

Penn Vet New Bolton Center Clinicians Share Expertise at PA Horse World Expo

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will have a larger presence than ever before at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo. The expanded booth size will allow for more displays and one-on-one interaction with Penn Vet equine clinicians and staff.

Dr. Mary Utter Speaks About Eye Cancer in Horses

On Tuesday, February 5, Penn Vet will present Eye Cancer in Horses: What it looks like and what you can do about it. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.

Five top tips to keep your horse healthier this winter

People joke about “bulking up for winter,” but for horses that live outside, increasing calories is a very real need as it takes more calories to keep warm. A high-quality hay is the foundation of any healthy diet, and increasing calories through increasing the hay ration rather than grain is a healthier option. Older horses that are unable to consume their calories from hay due to dental disease might need another calorie source such as corn oil. Please consult with your veterinarian about dietary management during the cold winter months.

Worrisome Wobbling: a Presentation on the Neurologic Horse by Dr. Amy Johnson

On Tuesday, March 5, Penn Vet will present Worrisome Wobbling: What to do for the Neurologic Horse. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Announces Two Short Courses for Amateurs and Pros

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center is pleased to announce two equine short courses. The short courses are intensive, two-day courses, presented by the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab and the Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction. Open to the public, the courses are designed to be of particular value to veterinarians, horse owners, breeders, trainers, handlers, veterinary technicians, veterinary students and residents in related fields. There is no pre-requisite for participation, and each course is valid for 16 hours of continuing education.

The Dope on Drug Testing Presented by Dr. Lawrence Soma

On Tuesday, April 2, Penn Vet will present The Dope on New Drug Research and Testing. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.

New Bolton Center Offers Comprehensive Wellness Program for Horses

Because everyday equine health maintenance is integral for better performance, greater comfort, and longer life, the Field Service at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is pleased to offer a Wellness Program for new and existing clients. The once yearly fee includes regular preventative care as well as discounts on additional services.

Patrick Reilly to Present a Virtual Tour of Penn Vet’s Unique Farrier Museum

On Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 PM, Penn Vet will present a special lecture, The Penn Vet Podological Museum: The Farrier-Vet Connection Through the Years, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.

10 Important Tips from Penn Vet for Horses This Summer

The heat can wreak havoc on your horse’s health. It can result in dehydration, lethargy and general malaise. Severe heat stress may result in diarrhea and even colic. With the official start of summer just around the corner, Janet Johnston, DVM, emergency and critical care veterinarian at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, offers the following tips to keep your horse cool, comfortable and safe during the hot days ahead:

Dr. Mariana Crumley to Discuss Equine General Anesthesia During Free First Tuesday Lecture Presented by Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

On Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30pm, Mariana Crumley, DVM, will present a special lecture, Down for the Count: The Science and Art of General Anesthesia in Horses, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of the month. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

American College of Veterinary Medicine Announces Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence Winner Virginia Reef at 2013 ACVIM Forum

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is proud to announce Dr. Virginia Reef of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as the recipient of the ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence at the 2013 ACVIM Forum. This award is presented annually to an ACVIM Diplomate with an outstanding career in veterinary medicine including national and international recognition for contributions and service in activities such as clinical medical practice, instruction, research, and / or public service.

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Receives Grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America

The Board of Directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has approved a grant of $7,175 for Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to support scholarship and hospital needs.

Penn Vet Protects 145 Acres of Chester County Farmland With Conservation Easement

With the signing of an agricultural conservation easement this week, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has ensured that 145 acres of its New Bolton Center Campus will be protected from development and will continue the area’s agricultural tradition. The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, a non-profit charitable organization based in Kennett Square, Pa., will administer the easement during its 25-year term.

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Arbittier to the Equine Field Service Team

Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has joined Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Equine Field Service team, which provides routine and emergency health care for equine clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. The team of specialists offers preventative health care, reproductive services, evaluation and treatment of lameness, medical and surgical disorders, and on-farm diagnostic services.

Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Sign Memorandum to Benefit Dairy Industry

The Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formally recognize their partnership to help the state’s dairy industry increase profitability.

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston to Discuss Heaves in Horses During Free First Tuesday Lecture at New Bolton Center

On Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, will present a lecture on “Treating Heaves in Horses,” as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.