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No Horsing Around

Dean Richardson '74
Photo by Sabina Louise Pierce/University of Pennsylvania

Dean Richardson '74, chief of surgery and the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's Widener Hospital for Large Animals at New Bolton Center, with his famous patient, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. Richardson, a top equine surgeon, led the surgical team that pieced Barbaro's lower right hind leg back together after he shattered it just moments out of the gate in the Preakness Stakes on May 20. Richardson learned to ride horses while at Dartmouth, an experience he credits with sparking his interest in veterinary medicine.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08