New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Equine Field Service Team 2019

Equine Field Service

 Our primary care service develops a personal relationship with our clients and our patients. Our services are provided by, or in consultation with, three board certified specialists on staff (boarded internist, boarded equine practitioner, and boarded theriogenologist) as well as access to consultation with all of the in hospital specialists including our ophthalmologist, surgeons and theriogenologists. 

New Telehealth Service in Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, New Bolton Center is offering telemedicine to our Field Service clients.

Contact Field Service

  • Appointments
    Monday- Friday, 8 am-5 pm
  • Ph: 610-925-6310
  • Emergencies
  • Ph: 610-444-5800
  • Fax: 610-925-6803
Equine Field Service

Equine Wellness Program

Learn all about our Equine Wellness Program. You can enroll either by downloading the brochure or filling out the form online.

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Meet the Equine Team

Equine Field Service comprises board-certified specialists with decades of field service expertise, along with clinical residents, certified veterinary technicians, as well as administrative support so we can handle your needs in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Meagan A. Smith, DVM, DABVP, CVA

    Dr. Meagan Smith, New Bolton Center• Assistant Professor of Clinical Equine Field Service (AC)
    • Service Chief – Equine

    Section of Field Service
    Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    PHONE: (610) 925-6310
    FAX: (610) 925-6803

    • CVA (Equine), CHI Institute, Reddick, FL, 2010
    • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice), 2008
    • Residency, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA, 2006-2008
    • Internship, Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, Ringoes, NJ, 2005-2006
    • DVM, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, 2005
    • BA (Biology/Latin), Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 1999

    Clinical Interests
    Dr. Smith’s clinical focus is on developing and monitoring equine health protocols, and implementation of preventative disease measures in horses.

  • Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA

    Liz Arbittier, Field Service• Associate Professor of Clinical Equine Field Service (AC)

    Section of Field Service
    Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    PHONE: (610) 925-6310
    FAX: (610) 925-6803

    • CVA (Equine), CHI Institute, Reddick, FL, 2009
    • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
    • BS (Biology and English Literature), Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1996

    Honors and Awards
    • Auxiliary to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Price Large Animal Award, 2001
    • Nominated for 2016 New Bolton Center Teaching award by The Class of 2016

    Clinical Interests
    Dr. Arbittier’s clinical focus is on equine sports medicine and lameness, maintaining the aging sport horse, using individual rider goals to optimally peak the equine athlete during competition season, and geriatric wellness.

    Recent Publications
    • Arbittier, L: “Clostridial Myositis,” in 5 Minute Veterinary Consult:  Equine, Lippingcott Williams and Wilkins, Inc., Baltimore, MD.  Pending Publication.

  • Ashley G. Boyle, DVM, DACVIM

    Dr. Ashley Boyle, New Bolton Center• Associate Professor of Medicine (CE)

    Section of Field Service
    Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    PHONE: (610) 925-6310
    FAX: (610) 925-6803

    • Lecturer (Sports Medicine), University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, PA, 2005
    • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2004
    • Residency, University of California, Davis, CA, 2004
    • Internship, Littleton Large Animal Clinic, Littleton, CO, 2001
    • DVM, Cornell University, Cornell, NY, 2000
    • BA (Major: Biology, Minor: History), Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1996

    Honors and Awards
    • Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
    • Donald D. Delahanty Equine Award, Cornell University, 2000
    • Daphne Award-Excellence in patient care, Cornell University, 2000

    Clinical Interests
    Dr. Boyle’s clinical focus is on equine primary care, preventative medicine, and infectious disease.

    Research Interests
    Dr. Boyle’s research interest is on equine infectious disease, with a focus on improving the speed, accuracy, and cost effectiveness of testing methods for Streptococcus equi subsp equi (Strangles).

    For a list of Dr. Boyle's publications, please visit her faculty profile.


  • Olivia Lorello, VMD, PhD, CVA

    Dr. Olivia Lorello, Penn Vet New Bolton Center• Assistant Professor of Clinical Equine Field Service (AC) 

    Section of Field Service
    Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    PHONE: (610) 925-6320
    FAX: (610) 925-6803

    • Internship, B.W. furlong & Associates, 2012-2013
    • PhD, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 2018
    • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2012

    Honors and Awards
    • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, magna cum laude, 2012
    • University of Pennsylvania William Goldman Scholar, 2010-2012
    • University of Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholar, 2010-2012
    • Penn Vet Janet Johnston Large Animal Emergency & Critical Care Senior Award, 2012
    • University of Pennsylvania Large Animal Medicine Senior Award, 2012

    Clinical Interests
    Dr. Lorello has clinical expertise in cardiovascular health of equine athletes, identifying early markers of poor performance or disease in horses, complementary and alternative medicine including acupuncture and chiropractic care, and preventative medicine and herd health.

  • Emily Rule, VMD, DABVP

    Dr. Emily Rule, Penn Vet• Assistant Professor of Clinical Equine Field Service (AC)

    Section of Field Service
    Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
    382 West Street Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    PHONE: (610) 925-6310
    FAX: (610) 925-6803

    • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice) 2021
    • Residency, Penn Vet New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA, 2019-2021
    • Internship, Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, Earlysville, VA, 2018-2019
    • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2018
    • BS (Animal Science), University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2014

    Honors and Awards
    • American College of Veterinary Surgeons Large Animal Surgery Award,
      University of Pennsylvania, 2018

    Clinical Interests
    Dr. Rule’s clinical interests include equine sports medicine and preventative care.

Clinical Services

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Herd health and Preventative Medicine
    • Including vaccinations, Coggins tests, bloodwork, fecal egg counts, targeted deworming protocols, nutritional counseling, senior care, and behavior analysis.
  • Lameness Evaluations
    • Subtle to obvious lamenesses are worked up thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned.  Diagnostic analagesia (nerve or intra-articular blocks) are used to localize lameness. At that point, directed imaging is used to diagnose the problem.
  • Digital Radiography
    • Our multiple, state-of-the-art cordless digital radiography systems provide top quality field images that are then reviewed in house on specialized screens in our radiology viewing room.  A radiologist or surgeon is always available for consultation.
  • Pre-purchase examinations
    • These examinations are some of the most comprehensive that we do as every system in the horse must be expertly evaluated and no abnormalities overlooked.  We can follow up our examination with top quality imaging as requested.
  • Reproduction Services
    • With a board certified Reproduction Specialist on our team, we offer a unique expertise in the field that is commonly only found in a hospital.  We are very excited about our ability to serve farms in Chester County with top-notch reproductive care!
  • Dental Procedures/Power Float
    • With multiple Powerfloats and years of experience, our team can service all mouths from normal to abnormal.  A veterinary dentist on hand at New Bolton Center allows us to offer many options for difficult mouths.
  • Internal Medicine consultations
    • Multiple board certified veterinarians on staff, including one boarded in Internal Medicine, means that we are on the cutting edge of medical diagnostics and treatments.  We conveniently offer procedures in the field that are frequently referred in to the hospital.
  • Neonatal (Foal) Care
    • Gaining much of our expertise from the veterinarians in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit means that we are able to accurately diagnose and treat foals on the farm.  The success of working on foals can be dictated by how long it takes to obtain a diagnosis so efficiency and accuracy are key.
  • Field Surgeries
    • Our staff is comfortable with routine field surgeries such as castration, mass removals, and other simple surgeries.  For certain more complex procedures, we can frequently bring a board certified surgeon or specialist with us to the farm, enabling procedures to be done at home for the convenience of the horse and owner.
  • Upper Airway Endoscopy
    • Top of the line endoscopes mean that we are able to perform quality exams including endoscopy of the guttural pouches.  We can evaluate the throat, guttural pouches, and trachea while obtaining digital video that can later be used for further review.
  • Dynamic Endoscopy
    • Our experts can bring dynamic endoscopy to your farm.  If you are concerned that your horse is “making a noise” when it is exercised, we can put a scope in place while you ride it.  Recording this session allows us to evaluate your horse’s throat in the exact situations that give you concern.
  • Equine Chiropractic Treatment
    • Equine chiropractic is a form of manual therapy to alleviate musculoskeletal pain. By physically manipulating or adjusting and physical different anatomic regions or skeletal articulations, the clinician can induce a therapeutic response through the release of pressure in joint structures, muscle function, and neurological reflexes.
  • Acupuncture
    • Acupuncture, the practice of placing thin needles in certain points on a horse’s body, can help relieve musculoskeletal pain, respiratory tract disorders, reproductive issues, and gastrointestinal duress. We offer two certified acupuncturists on our staff.

Emergency service 24 hours a day

Prompt and compassionate emergency service is available for our regular clients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with the ability  to consult with a range of world-class in-house specialists.

New Bolton Center Field Service is always ready to help

New Bolton Field Service Resumes Normal Operations

Effective Friday, June 26, 2020, New Bolton Center’s Field Service will resume offering its full scope of on-location veterinary services to all current clients. This is result of the Pennsylvania counties in our practice area continuing to ease COVID-19 related restrictions, putting them on par with the current recommendations in our practice areas in northern Delaware and Maryland.