New Bolton Center Announces First Tuesday Lecture Series Schedule

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center has announced the schedule for the First Tuesday Lecture Series through September 2011. The large animal campus of Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center hosts an ongoing series of lectures on topics of interest to horse owners and care givers. Free and open to the public, the lectures take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.

"This has been a thrilling endeavor," says Rose Nolen-Walston DVM, organizer of the series. "We started the lecture series about a year ago, as a way to share our knowledge with the local community. When we started, we didn't know if we would have enough lectures to fill six months, or if people would even attend. Now the room is filled month after month, and the wonderful faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center enthusiastically offer to participate."

Nolen-Walston says that New Bolton Center hopes to make the presentations available on Penn Vet's website in the near future.

The series of one hour lectures covers a wide range of veterinary subjects, each one of relevance to the horse owner and caregiver. All are presented by New Bolton clinicians with expertise in the subject.

The schedule through September, 2011 is:

  • April 5--Wounds: Care on the Farm and at the Hospital
    Presenters: Megan Smith, DVM, Ambulatory Medicine and David Levine, DVM, Lecturer, Large Animal Surgery
  • May 3--You Think It's Colic But It's Not
    Presenter: Barbara Dallap, DVM, Associate Professor, Emergency and Critical Care
  • June 7--Get the Home Field Advantage! Advanced Equine Home Care for Your Horse
    Presenter: James Orsini, DVM, Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery
  • July 5--Prepurchase Examinations: The Role of the Veterinarian
    Presenter: Midge Leitch VMD, Sports Medicine
  • August 2--Strangles: Prevention and Treatment in Your Horse
    Presenter: Ashley Boyle DVM, Assistant Professor, Field Service
  • September 6--Lyme, Potomac Horse Fever, and Anaplasmosis: What Horse Owners Should Know About Rickettsial Disease
    Presenter: William Gilsenan VMD, Resident, Internal Medicine

The schedule is subject to change. For a complete and updated schedule go to Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to Patricia Hall at 610/925-6500 or

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