Schaer to Describe Collaborations between Vets, Physicians

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m., Tom Schaer, VMD, will discuss the collaboration between veterinarians and human physicians as they strive to improve patient care, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa.

Schaer is director of the Translational Orthopaedic Research and Preclinical Studies Department and senior research investigator at the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at New Bolton Center. During his lecture, he will explain the evolution of fracture and orthopedic trauma care and look at emerging technologies that are being pursued at Penn Vet’s Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.

The central role veterinarians continue to play in advancing welfare for society and animals has created many new opportunities for the profession. With these opportunities, new challenges require innovative approaches and explorations of non-traditional alliances to sustain growth and continuity. New Bolton Center’s effort, spearheaded by Jacques Jenny, DrMedVet, and David Nunamaker, VMD, PhD, has evolved into a highly connected platform, uniting veterinarians, physicians, basic and regulatory scientists, industry engineers, and product managers to focus on one mission: the exploration of new frontiers to advance clinical practice with successful product launches.

Schaer is trained in both human and veterinary medicine. His primary interests are in clinical orthopedic trauma, joints, and the spine, with a particular interest in the application of novel materials for functional restoration of the musculoskeletal system. Schaer’s combination of academic and surgical training has allowed him to pursue translational research with direct application to patient care.

During the First Tuesday Lecture Series, Penn Vet faculty and clinicians share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region via a free lecture on the first Tuesday of each month. The Feb. 4 event will take place in Alumni Hall at the New Bolton Center. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at

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