Dr. Laura Johnstone to Discuss Treating Cancer in Horses During Free First Tuesday Lecture at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

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On Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Laura Johnstone will discuss treating cancer in horses. The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. 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 beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Cancer. It's the diagnosis that nobody wants to hear. However, equine veterinary medicine, following in the footsteps of human and small animal oncology, has an increasing number of options when it comes to cancer therapy for horses. Those options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy. In her talk, “Treating Cancer in Horses,” Johnstone, a Resident in Internal Medicine, will discuss each of these options with case examples.

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

The First Tuesday Lectures are presented September through December, and March through June. During the 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.

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. For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.