On Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., surgeon Eric Parente, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will discuss breakthroughs in imaging for large animal surgery as part of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's First Tuesday Lecture Series. The event will take place at 382 West Street Road in Kennett Square.

Parente, a professor of Surgery at the New Bolton Center, will review and discuss how computed tomography (CT) works and how it is applied in large animal surgery. Computed tomography has been an invaluable imaging tool for human medicine since the 1980s. In the last 20 years, it has become indispensable in small animal surgery, and within the last 10 years, more commonly employed in large animal surgery. It has value for both diagnostics and surgical planning, allowing clinicians to see incredible detail of different tissue types as thin slices at any level, or in three dimensions.

During the First Tuesday Lecture Series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. Many of the lectures highlight the advanced techniques performed by Penn Vet’s team of clinicians and the equipment and facilities available to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

The free lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

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