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Emergency & Critical Care

New Bolton Center News Alert

Statement Regarding Equine Quarantine at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center

[January 17, 2018, Philadelphia, PA] – The University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital, New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is under a self-imposed equine quarantine for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalitis (EHM). New Bolton Center has canceled all elective, equine appointments pending further instructions from the regional state veterinarian.

New Bolton Center will receive equine or camelid (also susceptible to Equine Herpesvirus or EHV-1) emergency admissions only during this time. All cows, goats, sheep, or pig patients can be admitted and discharged without restriction. Field Service operations are unaffected and the Center will continue to receive appointments for non-equine animals. Reproductive services at the Hofmann Center are fully operational.

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.

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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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Focus on Equine Colic

Combatting ColicEquine colic can be a frightening scenario for horse owners. Dr. Barbara Dallap-Schaer shares valuable insights on how to increase your horse's chances for recovery from this often-deadly disorder.

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About Board Certification

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.