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An Open House: Celebrating 50 Years of Veterinary Excellence at New Bolton Center

The Penn community is invited to the School of Veterinary Medicine's biennial Open House on Saturday, September 21, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine and will be particularly festive as the School celebrates 50 Years of Veterinary Excellence at New Bolton Center.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for self-guided tours of the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals complex where many exhibits showcase patient care and treatment at the School's large and companion animal hospitals. Other exhibits highlight research and consumer information about food safety and some diseases.

Visitors can tour the Marshak Dairy, Pennsylvania's first solar dairy facility, and the new swine facility.

Throughout the day there will be much to watch such as:

Six-Horse Percheron Draft Hitch,
USDA Beagle Brigade "sniffing" dogs, FEMA Search and Rescue Dogs,
Canine Freestyle Demonstration,
Sheep Herding, and
many animals--
pot-bellied pigs, cattle, goats,
and much more.

A schedule of performances is posted on the School's website

Throughout the day, a M*A*S*H tent will be open for the treatment of injured, stuffed animals. Veterinary students and nurses will work with the children to "heal" these beloved toys.

New Bolton Center is located at 382 West Street Road (Route 926), Kennett Square, in Chester County. Take Route 1 to 82 North, make a left onto 926 West, the Center is approximately two miles on the left.

For additional information visit the School's website: or call Jeanie Robinson-Pownall at (610) 444-5800, ext.2182.

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An aerial view (above) of the School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center campus. The George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals and its many special buildings are shown here in the foreground; this complex is located along Route 926 in Kennett Square, Chester County. The New Bolton Center campus is about 680 acres and contains not only the hospital and its buildings and barns, but a working dairy, swine facility, chicken coups, as well as many research laboratories and a farm operation.

See a timeline of New Bolton Center

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002


September 17, 2002
Volume 49 Number 4

The School of Veterinary Medicine invites the Penn community to celebrate 50 Years of Excellence with an Open House on September 21.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn #4 in it's annual Best national Universities survey.
The Penn Humanities Forum dedicates the 2002-2003 lectures, seminars, and exhibitions to the topic of The Book.
New Bioterrorism Legislation affects laboratories and clinical facilities.
Speaking Out about the conservation postcards.
Honors for faculty and staff
The 14th annual Career Conference for graduate students starts on September 17.
The 10th annual Penn Family Day is scheduled for October 5.
Research Roundup: Nurse Shortage; Alternate Tobacco Use; Immune Cells Fight Cancer; Head Start.
The Annual Crime Report from the Division of Public Safety.