New Bolton Center launching equine home nursing program

Jan 01, 2011
By staff

KENNETT SQUARE, PA. — The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine launched Equi-Assist, an equine home-nursing program, Dec. 6.

Believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation, Equi-Assist will make clinical and post-hospitalization nursing services available to equine patients at a client's home barn or layup facility.

Equi-Assist will be limited to a 25-mile radius of the hospital, and the cost of care will be based on the length of the visit and the distance the "nurse" must travel. There may be extra costs if there are specialized needs.

The service will be performed by certified veterinary technicians with extensive equine experience plus additional training specialized to the home-care program.