August 28, 2014

Centenary University Alumna Joins Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

 Catherine Nunnery

Hackettstown, N.J., August 28, 2014– Centenary University’s 1996 alumna Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will join Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center as Large Animal Ophthalmologist as of September 3, 2014.

Dr. Nunnery will lead the experts in New Bolton Center’s Ophthalmology Service in providing complete ocular examinations, diagnostics, and treatment, and performing surgeries for lid lacerations, deep corneal ulcers or perforations, periocular tumors, and cataracts.

Prior to joining New Bolton Center, Dr. Nunnery served as President and Ophthalmologist of Equine Veterinary Vision, Inc., an ambulatory large animal ophthalmology practice in Maryland and Virginia. She was also a Staff Ophthalmologist at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Nunnery graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in 2006 and a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies from Centenary University in 1996.

In looking back to her experience at Centenary University, Dr. Nunnery says, “Centenary has the facilities in place to provide a really strong equine experience that will be looked highly upon when applying to veterinary school.” Centenary University recently announced that a new pre-veterinary program track that will begin in Fall 2015.

Dr. Nunnery’s areas of research include equine ophthalmology, equine glaucoma, new surgical techniques for equine corneal disease, and pharmacology and ocular drug delivery. An experienced equestrian who has managed two large sports horse farms, Dr. Nunnery has spoken extensively on equine ophthalmologic issues at seminars across the country and shown a dedication to teaching veterinary students.

She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,100 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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About Centenary University

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.



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