following chronology of the past 50 years is reprinted with permission
the newsmagazine of the School of Veterinary Medicine. The magazine
is available online from
the School's homepage, www.vet.upenn.edu.
New Bolton Center Chronology
Purchase of 220 acres in southern Chester County announced by Dean
W. Allam, V'32, appointed acting dean upon Dr. Kelser's
Dr. Allam appointed eighth dean of School of Veterinary Medicine.
block building constructed at New Bolton Center (NBC) to provide,
exam room, surgery, recovery stall, pharmacy, diagnostic lab, and
four research laboratories.
service moved to NBC from Media.
of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene created at New Bolton Center.
Diagnostic Laboratory opened at NBC with Dr. George Sperling as
Dr. Charles Hollister appointed director of NBC
dedication of New Bolton Center.
Robert R. Marshak, D.V.M. joins faculty.
Monica Reynolds receives School's first NIH grant.
Major fundraising effort begins for dormitory and hospital buildings
at New Bolton Center.
Groundbreaking for hospital and dormitory building
Murphy Laboratory for mastitis research dedicated.
Comparative Leukemia Studies Unit established. Dr. Robert Marshak
is principal investigator.
Hospital for Large Animals dedicated.
Vansant Dormitory dedicated.
Manor house on campus refurbished and named Allam House.
Dr. William Donawick begins research on valve replacement surgery
which later leads to interspecies heart transplantation to study
mechanisms of rejection.
Dr. Charles Raker named Lawrence Baker Sheppard Professor
of Surgery -- first endowed professorship in any veterinary
Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal
Alarik Myrin Memorial Research Building dedicated.
Mark W. Allam retires. Robert R. Marshak appointed dean.
Dr. John T. Alexander used the arthroscope for diagnostic
biopsy service in mares offered to horse owners by New Bolton Center.
Pennsylvania Embryo Transfer Service (PETS) established at New Bolton
Klunder in Dr. McFeely's laboratory sexes first bovine embryo
shortly after conception.
Mahlon Kline Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center dedicated.
Allam House Fund established through the generosity of David
First swine unit opens.
Major addition to hospital completed -- renamed George
D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.
Virgil--first calf born as a result of in vitro fertilization.
Dr. Nunamaker begins using the external fixator to stabilize fractures
in horse's legs.
nutrition for calves developed at New Bolton Center.
World's first twin calves born in Lancaster County from
in vitro fertilization at the New Bolton Center laboratory of Dr.
Diagnostic Lab at New Bolton Center identifies virulent form of
avian influenza virus in Pennsylvania flocks.
implanted in Bucky the horse.
Equine embryo transfer service established at New Bolton Center.
Moyer and Nunamaker receive largest grant in Thoroughbred
history from NY division of Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection
Association to study bucked shins and relationship to track surfaces.
neonatal unit opens at New Bolton Center.
Diagnostic ultrasound introduced at New Bolton Center by
Dr. Virginia Reef.
is broken for the Connelly Intensive Care Unit/Graham French Neonatal
Center for Animal Health and Productivity created at New
fixator receives a patent.
paper on plate luting published -- an internal fixation technique
to repair broken leg bones in horses.
Robert R. Marshak retires as dean. Dr. Edwin J. Andrews, V'67,
surgery introduced at NBC
broken for Stubbs Laboratory
Intensive Care Unit/Graham French Neonatal Section dedicated.
Stubbs Laboratory dedicated.
Groundbreaking for addition to Center for Animal Health and Productivity
Bolton Center at the Races in Saratoga
vascular graft inserted in horse by Dr. Donawick.
Connelly Intensive Care Unit/Graham French Neonatal Unit opens.
Fraiche Nursing Station in Intensive Care Unit named.
Tenant House renovated and Bruce Heim Antique Furniture Collection
Laboratory of Large Animal Pathology becomes part of the Pennsylvania
Comprehensive Mammalian Diagnostic Laboratory System.
added at New Bolton Center.
Nuclear scintigraphy available at New Bolton Center.
Evening at Old Saratoga" benefit and carriages at Saratoga.
Edwin J. Andrews steps down as dean.
Dr. Alan M. Kelly appointed interim dean.
Construction begins on first solar dairy barn in Pennsylvania.
Kelly appointed dean.
House held at NBC after a hiatus of many years.
damages swine facility, house and machine shop in the farm compound
and destroys barn .
York Times calls New Bolton the "world's foremost
Salmonella Reference Center established.
NBC beneficiary of American Gold Cup held at Devon show grounds.
Lila and Mark Allam die.
of The Richard S. Reynolds, Jr. Comparative Orthopedic Research
McGrath Rockefeller Laboratories in Animal Reproduction and the
Marion Dilley and David George Jones Laboratories in Animal reproduction
farming begins in Harnwell Pond.
New swine unit opens.
for Scott Equine Sports Medicine Building.
Fairchild Aquaculture Laboratory dedicated.
Center for Equine Sports Medicine dedicated.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002