Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Contact Information

Dr. Elizabeth Buckles
Section Chief

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
T6 008A Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853

Dr. Teresa Southard
Residency Training Director

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
A1 212 Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Ithaca, NY 14853

Dr. Andrew Miller
Residency Training Director

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
T5 006a Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853

May Lovelace
Administrative Assistance

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
T8 004 Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853

Residency Program in Pathology

Program Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Residency Program in Zoo and/or Anatomic Pathology here at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

We are not actively recruiting for this program at this time; however, we are happy to accept application materials at any time. We expect to begin our next recruitment period in June for those individuals who will join our program in July of the following year. Information regarding our application requirements can be found below.

Applications must contain the following to be considered complete:

1. Application Face Page;
Please check back during our recruitment period for a copy of the current Face Page.

2. Curriculum Vitae;
Please list the names and addresses of your references at the end of your CV.

3. Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
These must be received directly from the college/university registrar or provided in sealed envelopes stamped with the registrar's seal across the flap.

4. Three Letters of Professional Reference;
These must be received in sealed envelopes with the reference's signature across the envelope flap. Referring individuals are welcome to send references via e-mail directly to

5. Statement of Career Goals (~1 page);

6. Official TOEFL Score Report;
Applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL and have the official scores reported to Cornell, using Institutional Code: 8839, by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The TOEFL is the only English proficiency test accepted by this program and scores from other testing organizations will not be considered.

- The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admission to this program is: at least 550 on the paper-based test; at least 213 on the computer-based test; or minimum scores of Writing 20, Reading 20, Listening 15, and Speaking 22 on the internet-based test.

*Please note: Because language proficiency can change considerably in a short period of time, TOEFL scores are only valid for two years from the test date. If you took the TOEFL more than two years prior to the date of your application to this program you must take the test again in order to have your scores reported.

- Students who are currently studying full time, for at least two years, at a college or university where English is the language of instruction, located in a country where English is the native language, may be exempted from submitting TOEFL scores. We ask those individuals who feel they should qualify for a waiver to send a letter requesting such and detailing their reasoning along with their application materials well in advance of the application deadline for prior approval.


Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadline. Please be aware that Fed Ex and UPS are the only express services that can guarantee door-to-door delivery to our office. USPS mail posted a week before the deadline is unlikely to arrive at our office in time. Applicants are encouraged to send application materials electronically to when possible.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.