New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Surgery Teaching moment at New Bolton Center

Surgery Clinical Team

The Surgery Service at New Bolton Center provides our patients with a comprehensive and collaborative approach. Our service has led the way in large animal surgery, and our board-certified surgical faculty and clinical staff are among the world's most experienced and respected.

Dr. Eric Parente
  • Professor of Large Animal Surgery
  • Board Certification: Surgery
Photo of Dr. Marie-Eve Fecteau
  • Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Dr. José M. García-López, Penn Vet New Bolton Center 
  • José M. García-López, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR
  • Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery
Dr. David Levine
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Large Animal Surgery
  • Board Certification: Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Tate Morris, Penn Vet New Bolton Center 
  • Tate Buxton Morris, DVM, DACVS
  • Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care
Dr. James Orsini
  • Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery
  • Board Certification: Surgery
Dr. Kyla Ortved, New Bolton Center  
  • Jacques Jenny Endowed Term Chair in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery
  • Board Certifications: Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Sarah Ciamillo 
  • Sarah Ciamillo, DVM
  • Intern, Medicine, Surgery, ECC
Dr. Virginia Melly 
  • Virginia Melly, MVB
  • Surgery Resident 
Dr. Jairo Perez
  • Jairo Perez, DVM
  • Surgery Resident
 Dr. Meredith Rudnick  
  • Meredith Rudnick, DVM
  • Intern, Medicine, Surgery, ECC
Dr. Caitlin Smith 
  • Caitlin Smith, DVM
  • Surgery Resident 
Dr. Catherine Thurston, New Bolton Center 
  • Catherine Thurston, VMD
  • Surgery Resident
Dr. Katrijn Whisenant
  • Katrijn Whisenant, DVM
  • Surgery Resident

Operating Room Veterinary Nursing Staff

The Operating Room Nurses provide skilled assistance to our surgeons and are valuable members of the surgical team.  They are trained to contribute to every type of surgery including laparoscopy, ophthalmology, orthopedics and soft tissue. The nurses also play a key role in the Pool Recovery System.

New Bolton Center Operating Room Veterinary Nurses
Kate Reburn, CVT Kate started her career as a Veterinary Technician at New Bolton Center in 2002 after graduating from Harcum College. She was promoted to Operating Room Veterinary Nursing Supervisor in 2009.
Lynn Hunter, CVT Lynn has over 24 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Her diverse nursing skills include oncology, epidemiology, anesthesia and providing care for neonates and critical care patients. She joined the Operating Room team in 2009.
Ashley Hackett, CVT
Ashley graduated from Harcum College in 2012 and began working as an Operating Room Veterinary Nurse after completing her small and large animal internships at the University of Pennsylvania.