New Bolton Center First Tuesday Lecture “Tales from the NICU” Rescheduled

The First Tuesday Lecture for this month has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. due to the snowstorm last week.

Dr. Emilie Setlakwewill describe a “typical” day in the life of a veterinarian in New Bolton Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during her talk “Tales from the NICU.” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of each month. The 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

Setlakwe, a resident in internal medicine with a special interest in neonatology, will tell the stories of several sick neonates treated in the NICU: foals, calves, goat kids, lambs, crias, and other species. Setlakwe will describe what caring for these sick neonates entails, including intensive care of ‘mattress’ and ‘dummy’ foals; high-risk pregnancy monitoring of pygmy goats; and treatment of crias that develop severe infections shortly after birth. Get a glimpse of what a “typical” day might be for a NICU veterinarian.

Upcoming New Bolton Center First Tuesday Lectures:

April 7: Dr. Meagan Smith, “New Points in Equine Acupuncture”
May 5: Dr. Dean Richardson, “Fixing Broken Horses”
June 2: Dr. Laura Johnstone, “Treating Cancer in Horses”

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

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 leading clinicians and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities available to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visit a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 36,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 31,000 patient visits a year.

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