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Welcome!


The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine is largely composed of residency trained veterinarians who are board certified in a clinical specialty. The department endeavors to balance its threefold missions of teaching, service and research.

The department is dedicated to excellence in teaching and contributes to classroom and laboratory teaching throughout the curriculum.
In addition, most faculty members provide substantial effort towards clinical training of DVM professional students, interns and residents through their professional service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA).
The department highly values both clinical and basic research and strives to enhance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal disease, promote animal health and productivity, and take advantage of our unique access to naturally-occurring clinical disease in order to explore mechanisms of  fundamental importance to biomedical science.

We thank you for visiting our department and encourage you to explore our activities and personnel.



Welcome new faculty

Dr. Julia Sumner
Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery

Dr. Emma Davies
Senior Lecturer of Neurology/Neurosurgery

Dr. Galina Hayes
Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery

Dr. Nadine Fiani
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Dr. Leni Kaplan
Lecturer of Community Practice Service

Dr. Sarah Childs-Sanford
Instructor of Zoological Medicine