New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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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 board-certified specialists and experienced 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 animal health technicians involved in the 24-hour care of your animal, dedicated to providing the quality care that you and your animal deserve. 

Our Facilities

  • James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center

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

    • State-of-the-art care for patients suffering from gastrointestinal disease
    • A bio-secure environment for animals suffering from infectious diseases

    The opening of this facility in 2010 greatly increased the hospital's capacity and ability to care for these types of 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. 

    • It is a single-story structure with two separate wings, one for isolation patients and one for colic patients.
    • Both wings have their own procedure rooms, laundry rooms and small antechambers that are used for sterilization.
    • The building has an environmentally controlled air circulation system and pressurized central corridors.
    • The building is also equipped with technical advances that will make care and monitoring of patients much more efficient and effective.

    Moran Critical Care Center, New Bolton Center

    This innovative facility exemplifies New Bolton Center’s leading role in setting a high-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. 

  • The Connelly Intensive Care Unit

    The Connelly Intensive Care Unit for adult patients is equipped with a specially designed sling and monorail system that moves non-ambulatory patients in and out of the ICU. The climate-controlled building includes scales in the floor that allow for monitoring patient weight gain and loss, vital for regulating fluid balance in critically ill patients. All stalls in both the adult and neonatal wings are equipped with oxygen, medical air and suction lines to treat intensive care patients.

  • Graham French Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    The hospital's Graham French Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is designed to accommodate the special needs of critically ill neonatal patients.

    Standard equipment includes:

    • ECGs
    • Blood pressure monitors
    • Intravenous infusion pumps
    • Hot air blankets, which aid in the delivery of intensive care

    Additional NICU enhanced features:

    • Each stall is equipped with oxygen and other medical gas outlets.
    • Ventilators are available to offer support for patients with respiratory failure.
    • Specially designed stalls allow mares to have contact with their foals without disrupting the neonate's medical care.

    NICU Contact

    Michelle Linton, BSc, BVMS, DACVIM-LA
    Neonatal Intensive Care Service
    University of Pennsylvania
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348

    New Bolton Center, neonatal
  • 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.