Join Helen Aceto, BSc, PhD, VMD, associate professor of epidemiology and large animal hospital director of biosecurity, and Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, Dipl, ACVIM, associate professor of large animal internal medicine, during the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center’s for an hour-long session on infectious diseases as part of its First Tuesday Lecture series.

The presentation, “Bad Bug, Bad Bug, Whatcha Gonna Do?” will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall at 382 West Street Road, in Kennett Square.

Attendees will participate in an interactive lecture where they will try their hand at being a biosecurity officer at one of the busiest large animal hospitals in the country, listen to case scenarios, evaluate the best solutions for each situation, and discover how their biosecurity skills stack up.

Audience members will also learn about the New Bolton Center’s James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center, which helps veterinarian combat infectious equine diseases, such as strangles, equine coronavirus infection, and equine herpes myeloencephalopathy. From a uniquely designed air-handling system to 24-hour-camera monitoring, the self-contained climate-controlled structure boasts many state-of-the-art features designed to inhibit infectious organism spread.

Understanding the importance of effective biosecurity measures, and being able to successfully implement them, is key to limiting the damage and risk factors of infectious diseases.

“The Moran Critical Care Center has been remarkably successful in containing contagious diseases, while delivering the very best patient care,” Aceto said. “The design of the facility itself and the additional biosecurity procedures have virtually eliminated the spread of pathogens between patients.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register prior to the event at

Individuals with questions about the First Tuesday Lecture series can contact Barbara Belt at 610/925-6500 or