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

Veterinary Nursing at New Bolton Center

What's a CVT?

A Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT):

  • Has graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program
  • Passed the veterinary technician national examination
  • Maintains certification by completing continuing education as determined by the state Board of Veterinary Medicine

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New Bolton Center Nursing

Nurse instructs students while caring for a critically ill foal in the NICU.Clinical Services offered at New Bolton Center are supported by an elite team of veterinary technicians who work as nurses.

The nursing staff at New Bolton Center is cross-trained to provide care in all areas of the hospital, including Emergency & Critical Care, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Internal Medicine, and Surgery, among others.

Our nurses are credentialed veterinary technicians, and many pursue additional certification as Veterinary Technician Specialists. In addition to being certified, our nurses teach, publish, and speak at national conferences. New Bolton Center nurses rigorously engage in continuing education, and lead the movement forward for future veterinary technicians.

As a leader in veterinary education, Penn Vet has long recognized the integral role of the certified veterinary technician in the delivery of quality veterinary care. Our mission is to prepare the future leaders in the field of veterinary medicine, which includes our commitment to veterinary nursing students. Since 1975, we have partnered with Harcum College to facilitate veterinary technician education, contributing to the growth of a substantial number of accomplished veterinary nurses who have proudly made significant contributions to our profession.

Gretchen Wolf Schwartz Award for Outstanding Nursing

New Bolton Center Nurse Christopher Rizzo with My Special GirlChristopher Rizzo, LVT, VTS-EVN

In addition to his licensed veterinary technician certification (LVT), Chris has earned veterinary technician specialist certification in equine veterinary nursing (VTS-EVN).

Clinical Care Technicians

New Bolton Center's nursing staff also comprises Clinical Care Technicians, experienced large-animal handlers who support nurses with handling, feeding, grooming, and assisting in medical procedures. Our CCTs greet clients and transition their animal to the clinical setting.