Surgeon Ortved Joins New Bolton Center

Dr. Kyla Ortved specializes in orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopy, tenoscopy, and fracture repair.
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Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, an equine orthopedic surgeon, has been appointed to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center clinical team and faculty.

Ortved, who will serve as an assistant professor of large animal surgery, was previously on the faculty and clinical team at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists in Elmont, New York.

“Dr. Ortved is a highly talented and gifted surgeon, with an innate ability to work up and accurately diagnose a patient’s problems,” said Gary Althouse, DVM, PhD, chairman of the New Bolton Center Department of Clinical Studies. “She has demonstrated exceptional clinical and people skills, including a passion for teaching.”

Although Ortved will spend most of her time treating patients, she will also teach students, develop a research program with an emphasis on equine cartilage repair and osteoarthritis, and provide outreach to the equine community. She is also setting up a laboratory that will focus on gene and cell therapy for the treatment of joint disease

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