Penn Vet | Emergency & Critical Care
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Emergency and Critical Care, New Bolton Center

Emergency & Critical Care

We're Open 24/7/365

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center offers one of the nation’s few Emergency Critical Care programs for large animals, with a team of dual board-certified specialists, specifically trained in emergency/critical care, surgery and medicine.

Available around the clock, 365 days per year, our critical care experts are dedicated to providing comprehensive emergency medical and surgical care to any and all large animals suffering from life-threatening illnesses and injuries. We offer state-of-the-art intensive care in a compassionate environment, to respond to our patients when they need us most.

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What to Expect

Here's what you can expect when you have an emergency, and some good guidelines to follow.

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Emergency Care

New Bolton Center offers 24-hour emergency and state-of-the-art intensive care for all medical and surgical emergencies.

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Clinical Team

New Bolton Center offers a team of dual board-certified specialists in emergency and critical care medicine, available 24/7/365. What's important for you to know is that a board-certified or board-qualified clinician will see your animal on admission.

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Day in the Life with Penn Vet alum Nate Harvey, V'03

Referring Veterinarians

If you are in need of a clinical consult, or if you are looking for relevant resources to help you with your case, we can help.

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Supportive Services

When you come to New Bolton Center as an emergency client, you have access to all of our services.

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  • What Board Certification Means For Our Clients

    A specialist in 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 the VMD or DVM degree, a specialist must:
    • Receive a minimum (or equivalent) of 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 tough 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”, and is board-certified in veterinary emergency and critical care.


Moran Critical Care Center

This innovative facility exemplifies New Bolton Center’s leading role in setting a high-standard of care in equine veterinary medicine.