NEW BOLTON CENTER
LEADING THE PROFESSION. Making History.
Hospital. Laboratory. Field Service. Classroom. Cure. Inquiry. Rehabilitation. Learning. NEW BOLTON CENTER. WE TREAT ANIMALS. The George D. Widener Hospital — one of the nation’s most important treatment facilities for large animals — counts some of the world’s most famous thoroughbreds as our patients. WE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS. Three of the four areas that comprise Penn Vet’s 21st century research agenda — regenerative medicine, neuroscience, and infectious disease — carry out investigations on the New Bolton Center campus. WE MONITOR DISEASE. New Bolton’s statewide avian flu surveillance program uses the latest geographic mapping technology to alert our infectious disease specialists at the first outbreak of disease. WE KEEP FOOD SAFE TO EAT. The Marshak Dairy serves as a living laboratory devoted to the health and productivity of dairy cattle, relying on a herd of 200 head to advance one of Pennsylvania’s top industries. WE SHAPE VETERINARIANS. The entire 700-acre campus is a classroom, with every Penn Vet student circulating through a rotation to learn the ins and outs of large animal care. WE PROTECT AQUALIFE. The Laboratory of Aquatic Animal Medicine and Pathology studies one of the earth’s richest sources of biodiversity and helps ensure the safety and availability of one of its best food sources. WE ENHANCE SPORT. An invaluable asset to the regions’ owners, breeders, and trainers, New Bolton Center takes advantage of the Hoffman Research Center for Animal Reproduction, the world’s first equine recovery pool, the newest imaging technology, and the Jeffords Treadmill Facility.
We have been first. We have been famous. We have to remain the best. THE WORLD HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY SINCE PENN VET OPENED THE NEW BOLTON CENTER CAMPUS IN 1954. New branches of medicine such as neonatology have sprung into being. Biosecurity threats unknown in the last century have become routine concerns. The X-ray has given way to the MRI, laptops have replaced field journals, and data can be transferred wirelessly across continents. Shrinking borders and global travel mean that infectious disease is only a few hours away from any place. And America faces a dangerous shortage of veterinarians in public health and large animal practice. The force of these changes has affected more than teaching and practice. It has altered the very shape of our spaces, demanding that we reconfigure facilities to accommodate new models of prevention, detection, and treatment. New Bolton Center has always attracted forward-thinking clinicians and researchers devoted to the art and science of veterinary medicine. They have defined an entire era of innovation and taught generations of veterinarians to follow in their footsteps. Now it is time to turn our attention to facilities to support our teaching, research, and treatment goals. We envision a new campus that will improve efficiency, reduce the risk of infection, and increase the volume of patients while maintaining our superb quality of care. We will be better able to foster collaboration and teaching and have ample room to conduct the research that will advance practice.
At New Bolton, we practice 21st century medicine in mid-20th century facilities. Extraordinary clinicians and scientists perform extraordinary feats in spaces retrofitted to accommodate the latest techniques and technology. It is time to retool our campus for veterinary practices of the future, practices that Penn Vet is often the first to define, test, and deliver.
FOR THE WORLD HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY. AND WE MUST CHANGE WITH IT.
We need to be the very best in all ways. Making History: The Campaign for Penn Vet seeks to raise $53 million to prepare the New Bolton Center campus for the future.
It is time to be bold. To think big. To build new.
A wealth of opportunities to support the future of veterinary medicine. EXPAND AND UPGRADE SURGICAL SUITES Separate surgery suites for equine and non-equine patients will allow us to treat more patients, while minimizing discomfort and complications. Having separate but proximate surgeries makes for a better animal experience by facilitating easier movement from the barns. CONSOLIDATE AND EXPAND IMAGING FACILITIES State-of-the-art imaging and MRI facilities will accommodate the latest technology — three dimensional images render the anatomy so clearly that diagnosis, treatment, and teaching are more accurate — and give more room to the animals and their handlers. BUILD AN INDOOR LAMENESS EVALUATION COMPLEX TO ENHANCE OUTPATIENT SERVICES A covered examination area will make it easier to observe animals exercising with a rider or in-hand. Equipped with two surface areas, one hard and one soft, the covered arena will help vets assess the animals’ performances in different conditions and perform lameness and neurological exams protected from the elements, which is safer for both animals and clinicians. CREATE ADDITIONAL FACULTY/STUDENT SPACES AND OFFICES A lecture hall large enough to accommodate all New Bolton Center students at once, smart classrooms outfitted with the latest in wireless technology and videoconferencing, and private office space for faculty will enhance the learning experience, promote teacherstudent communications, and link expertise on Penn Vet’s two campuses.
SUPPORT STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LARGE ANIMAL AND FOOD ANIMAL CAREERS Many young people interested in entering large animal veterinary medicine find the student debt-to-income ratio too daunting. To ensure a talented and diverse student pool for these important fields of veterinary medicine, we seek endowed and term scholarship funding. RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALITY FACULTY Endowed professorships are critical to recruiting and retaining the finest faculty. Equine research and infectious disease are just two of the many areas important to ensuring the highest quality care, scholarship, and teaching at New Bolton Center. The endowed professorships will enhance research and teaching programs and help leverage other talent and funding. ADD LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH SPACE New Bolton is the perfect environment for research. Already home to accomplished scientists, the Widener Hospital offers plentiful opportunities to translate knowledge into practice. Our Chester County location is the gateway to Pennsylvania’s rich farmland, giving us the chance to solve real-life problems that threaten animal and human health and welfare. We now need spacious laboratories housing cutting edge tools and technology to advance discovery in the new century.
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