New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Virginia Reef, New Bolton Center Cardiology

Equine Cardiology

New Bolton Center, cardiologyNew Bolton Center's Large Animal Cardiology Service, part of the Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging, is staffed by some of the leaders in the field of equine/large animal cardiology.

Although the occurrence of heart attacks and heart failure is rare in horses, there are certain anomalies and diseases of the heart that are seen in horses, including heart murmurs, congenital heart defects, atrial fibrillation, degenerative valvular deformities, myocardial and vascular disease.

New Bolton Center's board-certified specialists are members of a multidisciplinary group consisting of board certified internists, surgeons and sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists.

New Bolton Center

New Bolton Center's Cardiology Service offers world-class clinicians and state-of-the-art equipment,  including:

  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Radiotelemetry
  • Electrocardiography
  • Holter monitoring
  • Phonocardiography
  • Cardiac troponin I analyzer
  • Intracardiac pressure monitoring
  • Radiography
  • Biphasic electrical defibrillator

Outstanding faculty and staff specializing in cardiac evaluation, diagnosis, and therapy are responsible for performing the assessment and managing the treatment of the large animal cardiac patient.

Clinical Faculty & Staff
Dr. JoAnn Slack, New Bolton Center JoAnn Slack, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
  • Associate Professor of Ultrasonography & Cardiology and Section Chief
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Dr. Cristobal Navas de Solis, Penn Vet
Dr. Olga Seco, New Bolton Center
  • Olga Seco, MRCVS
Dr. Claire Underwood van Eps, New Bolton Center
  • Large Animal Imaging
Virginia Reef, Penn Vet, cardiology Virginia Reef, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, DACVSMR, Associate Member ECVDI
  • Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

A complete cardiac evaluation can be performed on all large animal patients along with state-of-the-art treatments as indicated.

To Make an Appointment

For all routine appointments call 610-925-6359. Appointments may be made by the owner, trainer or referring veterinarian.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 610-444-5800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.