New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
X-ray of equine joint

New Bolton Center Diagnostic Imaging

We offer a comprehensive selection of imaging modalities and a cross-disciplinary team of board-certified faculty-clinicians, residents, interns, and specialized nursing staff to manage the care of your animal.

Our Collaborative Approach

At New Bolton Center, we believe in collaboration across all services. If we find an issue with your animal while we are studying imaging results, we'll talk to you about how to best solve the problem.

Our Services

  • Cardiac Imaging

    The cardiology group specializes in assessing the significance of heart murmurs or arrhythmias detected in a pre-purchase setting, their impact on performance, and the evaluation and treatment of horses and other large animals with a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias and diseases.
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  • Computed Tomography (CT)

    Under general anesthesia, computed tomography (CT) illustrates bony and soft tissue lesions in transverse slices that usually can’t be seen in standard radiographic imaging.
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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body.
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  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear medicine, commonly referred to as nuclear or bone scintigraphy, involves the administration of a radiopharmaceutical that binds to bone where there is injury or at sites of active bone formation. Combined with lameness examination and diagnostic analgesia, this modality is hugely important in identifying the cause of lameness.
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  • PET Scan Imaging

    Limb fractures in horses are often fatal, so diagnosing and preventing these injuries are essential. An Equine PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan is a nuclear medicine imaging technique that detects “hot spots”: microscopic changes that may develop into more severe injuries.
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  • Radiology

    Radiology at New Bolton Center encompasses a number of services including diagnostic digital imaging in the radiology suite as well as support for the imaging capabilities of the Field Service and stall-side imaging throughout the hospital and during surgery in the operating rooms.
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  • Robotic Imaging

    Penn Vet is the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world using the robotics-controlled imaging system, which has clinical and research applications for both animal and human medicine.
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  • Ultrasonography

    Ultrasound has become an integral part of evaluating the lame horse, the horse with colic, the high-risk pregnant mare and the sick neonatal foal. It is used to guide biopsies and injections, improving the accuracy and safety of these procedures over ‘blind’ techniques.
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Our Care Team

Kathryn Bills, VMD, DACVR (Service Chief)
Equine Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging 

Elizabeth Acutt, BSc, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVR-EDI
Assistant Professor of Clinical Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging

Katherine Chope, VMD, DACVSMR
Equine Musculoskeletal Injuries 

Timothy Manzi, VMD, DACVR, DACVR-EDI
Diagnostic Imaging, Comparative Anatomy 

Cristobal Navas de Solis, DVM, DCVIM (Large Animal)
Cardiology, Ultrasound, and Internal Medicine 

Alexandra Scharf, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVR, Dipl. ACVR-EDI
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging

Olga Seco, MRCVS 

JoAnn Slack, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Cardiology, Ultrasonography 

Claire Underwood, VetMB, PhD
Large Animal Imaging

  • Residents and Interns

    Erica Dobbs, DVM

    Rachel Durrwachter, VMD

    Natalie Goolik, DVM

    Elisa Heacock, VMD

    Maria Mulvihill, DVM

    Lawrence (Alex) Quilty, DVM

    Yu (May) Wang, DVM

    Robert Wise, DVM

    Jin Yu, DVM

    All Residents and Interns

  • Veterinary Nursing Staff 

    Carole Johnson, RTR
    Director, Imaging & Clinical Service
    Sports Medicine & Imaging

    Katie Minacci
    Supervisor of Sports Medicine and Imaging Technicians

    Josh Benson
    Advanced Imaging Technical Specialist

    Jenine Doscher
    Imaging Technician

    Jess Harris
    Imaging Technician

    Juliette Hopkins
    Imaging Technician

    Dannielle Snyder
    Imaging Technician

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