New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
New Bolton Center Ambulance Service

James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center

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

  • Round-the-clock care for patients suffering from critical illness, including gastrointestinal disease
  • Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with specialized staff to care for at-risk pregnant mares and foals needing intensive care (including premature foals)
  • 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. 

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. 

Features of the Moran Critical Care Center

  • 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.

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 technicians involved in the 24-hour care of your animal, dedicated to providing the quality care that you and your animal deserve. 
  • 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...