New Bolton Center Receives TCA Grant

Donation of $7,175 to support scholarship and hospital needs at veterinarian school.

The board of directors of Thoroughbred Charities of America has approved a grant of $7,175 for Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to support scholarship and hospital needs.

The grant was awarded for New Bolton Center’s work in upholding the mission of TCA, which is "to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue and research and by helping the people who work with them."

TCA distributes grants to four categories of organizations, including Thoroughbred rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, adoption and retirement; education and backstretch employee programs; therapeutic riding programs that use Thoroughbreds; and equine research.

Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians. Founded in 1884, the school serves a diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals.

The large animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, includes the George D. Widener Veterinary Hospital for large animals; diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry; and research facilities to determine new treatment and diagnostic measures for large-animal diseases.