Dr. Kathryn Wulster to Discuss 3D Printing in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton Center

Dr. Kathryn Wulster, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, will discuss 3D printing and its use in large animal veterinary medicine as part of New Bolton Center’s First Tuesday Lecture series.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. The lecture is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Wulster, a radiologist, will show several examples of 3D bone models she designs and prints based on computed tomography (CT) images. The models can be used to teach students about radiographic anatomy, to show an abnormality to animal owners, or for surgeons to practice complicated procedures. New Bolton Center plans to acquire a 3D printer this month and print the models on site.

One of the few radiologists in the country who specializes in equine medicine in the country, Wulster earned her VMD from Penn Vet in 2012. She completed a residency in diagnostic imaging at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2016, and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Her clinical work at New Bolton Center focuses on using advanced imaging systems, including CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the new robotics-controlled imaging system, EQUIMAGINE.

The final lecture in New Bolton Center’s fall series will be on December 6 when Dr. Kyla Ortved presents “Regenerative Medicine: Can We Help Our Horses Heal?”

The series will resume in spring 2017:

March 7: Equine Field Service Team: “Tricky Cases from the Field: What’s Your Diagnosis?”

April 4: Dr. David Levine: “Dynamic Endoscopy: The Airway in Action”

May 2: Dr. Andrew van Eps: “Laminitis: Why Does It Occur? How Can We Better Manage It?”

June 6: Dr. Dean Richardson: “The Recovery Pool: Defying Gravity after Orthopedic Surgery”

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

The First Tuesday Lectures, free and open to the public, are presented September through December, and March through June. During the series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on equine topics of interest to horse owners and caregivers. 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

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first 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 nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 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 nearly 35,000 patient visits a year.

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

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