Open House: Celebrating 50 Years of Veterinary Excellence at New
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.
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.
can tour the Marshak Dairy, Pennsylvania's first solar dairy
facility, and the new swine facility.
the day there will be much to watch such as:
Percheron Draft Hitch,
USDA Beagle Brigade "sniffing" dogs, FEMA Search
and Rescue Dogs,
Canine Freestyle Demonstration,
Sheep Herding, and
pot-bellied pigs, cattle, goats,
and much more.
schedule of performances is posted on the School's website
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.
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.
additional information visit the School's website: www.vet.upenn.edu
or call Jeanie Robinson-Pownall at (610) 444-5800, ext.2182.
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.
a timeline of New Bolton Center
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002