New Bolton Vet Reid Dead

Reid was a longtime vet at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Charles F. Reid, emeritus professor of radiology and a founder of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists, died Feb. 12.

Reid graduated from Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1956 and following military service, an master’s of science degree from Cornell, and a two-year research fellowship at the VA Hospital in New York, joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center in 1963.

In his 35 year tenure at the large animal veterinary clinic, which treated such equine patients as the late 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, Reid chaired both the section of radiology and the department of clinical studies. 

Reid trained radiologists who migrated to New Bolton from a wide geographical area and then departed to veterinary schools and practices both in the U.S. and abroad.

Acknowledged by both his friends in the horse world and colleagues in the veterinary profession as the “Father of Equine Radiology,” Reid’s opinion was sought worldwide because of his clinical approach to equine radiographic interpretation.   

Reid is survived by his brother Richard; sons Todd and Tom; three grandchildren; his longtime loving companion, Kathleen Crompton. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charles F. Reid Scholarship Fund. Checks should be drawn to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, earmarked for the Scholarship Fund, and sent to the Development Office at New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA  19348.