New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Emergency & Critical Care

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Our team of dually-boarded emergency and critical care specialists provides comprehensive emergency medical and surgical care to large animals suffering from life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Here are tips for what to do and what you can expect upon your arrival.

Emergency Care

We offer 24-hour emergency service to large animals seeking medical care for acute illness or complex injury. Here is a general guide to the types of scenarios in which you should seek immediate emergency care.

New Bolton Center offers top-notch 24-hour emergency services to address any medical or surgical emergency and provide critical care for all domestic large animals.
More About the Service

James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center

The Center provides round-the-clock veterinary care for large animals suffering from critical illness. The facility has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for at-risk pregnant mares, premature foals, and foals needing intensive care; as well as a designated bio-secure environment for animals suffering from infectious disease.

Our Care Team

Assistant Professor, Clinical Emergency & Critical Care
Board Certification: Surgery, Emergency & Critical Care 

Barbara Dallap Schaer, VMD, DACVECC, DACVS
Professor, Emergency & Critical Care
Medical Director, New Bolton Center
Board Certifications: Emergency & Critical Care, Surgery 

Janet Johnston, DVM, DACVIM, DACVS
Staff Veterinarian
Board Certifications: Surgery, Internal Medicine 

Tate Buxton Morris, DVM, DACVS
Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care 

Louise Southwood Parente, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
Professor, Emergency & Critical Care
Board Certifications: Surgery, Emergency & Critical Care

  • What Board Certification in Emergency Critical Care Means For Our Clients

    A specialist in large animal emergency critical care is a specially trained veterinarian dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions. Board certification requires extensive additional training, which strongly influences the veterinarian's expertise in treating patients.

    After receiving a veterinary degree (DVM or VMD), a large animal criticalist must:
    • First complete a residency program in large animal surgery, medicine, or anesthesia. Following completion of a residency, board certification in the specialty is obtained by passing a comprehensive examination given by the specialty college (ACVS, ACVIM, or ACVAA).
    • After completion of the residency, the prospective specialist will receive a minimum (or equivalent) of two to three additional years of intense training in emergency, surgery and critical care through completion of an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)-approved training program.
    • Once the veterinarian has completed these years of specialty residency training, the individual must then pass a rigorous board -certification examination given by the ACVECC.

    Upon successful completion of the training and passing of the examination, the veterinarian is a Diplomate of the ACVECC, is termed a “specialist” in emergency critical care, or a "criticalist", and is board-certified in veterinary emergency and critical care.

  • Fellowship in Large Animal Emergency Critical & Care

    Interested in applying for a fellowship in Emergency Critical & Care?

    Learn more about our program here...

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