New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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New Bolton Center Ambulance Service

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.

Our emergency team includes dual-board-certified specialists and experienced, certified veterinary nurses, and care is provided in our state-of-the-art facilities.

What We Offer

Available around the clock, 365 days per year, our critical care experts are dedicated to providing comprehensive emergency medical and surgical care to 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.

  • 24-hour emergency and state-of-the-art intensive care for all medical and surgical emergencies.
  • Dedicated clinical and academic service for emergency and critical care large animal patients staffed by boarded veterinary specialists (ACVECC, ACVIM, ACVS).
  • An outstanding team of certified veterinary nurses involved in the 24-hour care of your animal, dedicated to providing the quality care that you and your animal deserve. 

About Board Certification

  • 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...

Our Facilities

  • James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center

    The James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center at New Bolton Center provides:

    A state-of-the-art facility for patients suffering from all types of critical diseases, from neonates to adults. The opening of this facility in 2010 greatly increased the hospital's capacity and ability to care for critically ill patients. The specific design of the building is reminiscent of early 20th century historic buildings and is a combination of a barn and a medical hospital. Features include:

    • Single-story structure with two separate wings, one for isolation patients and one for critical patients.
    • The isolation wing provides a bio-secure environment and containment area for animals suffering from all types of infectious diseases. This section of the Critical Care Center allows for the safe treatment our our patients without risk of spreading disease to other animals.
    • Both wings have their own procedure rooms, pharmacy area, laundry rooms, equipment storage, and equipment cleaning rooms.
    • Each wing has a specialized stall with a hoist and padding for neurological or recumbent cases, multiple large stalls with dividers for mares and foals, as well as air-conditioned stalls for respiratory cases.
    • Standard equipment includes ECGs, blood pressure monitors, intravenous infusion pumps, hot air blankets, oxygen and other medical gas outlets, ventilators, and specially designed stalls that allow mares to have contact with their foals without disrupting the neonate's medical care. 
    • The building has an environmentally controlled air circulation system and pressurized central corridors.
    • The building is also equipped with technical advances that allow for more efficient and effective care and monitoring of patients.

    Moran Critical Care Center, New Bolton Center

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

    The facility has become a reality primarily through a combination of state funding and as a generous gift from Elizabeth Moran, given in the memory of her son, James M. Moran, Jr.