Cornell University


Clinical Service Overview

Service: VTMED 5603 Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service
Reporting Time (for first day of rotation): All students are required to attend the CAH Scheduling/Admissions/ Discharge Operations orientation at 7:30a the first day of your rotation (unless you have already been through this orientation while on SA Medicine or SA E/CC). 8:00am-SAS-I Students-Orientation to follow Admit Electives; 8:30am – SAS-II Students-Orientation
Reporting Location: Surgery Receiving Area, C2-105, Companion Animal Hospital
Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. treatments on all hospitalized patients.
Anticipate hours from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Service Phone Number: 253-3060 (main number)
Advance Reading (or Video Review) Required: Prior to your rotation - familiarize yourself with the Surgery Service Information Document-FINAL attached.
Section Chief: Dr. James Flanders
Faculty Members: Dr. James Flanders, Dr. Jay Harvey, Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch
Residents: Dr. Makoto Asakawa, Dr. Kristian Ash, Dr. Ariane Jay, Dr. Marina McConkey
Interns: Dr. Elizabeth Leach, Dr. Melanie Puchot, Dr. Sarah Sykes, Dr. Blake Travis, Dr. Courtney Wilson, Dr. Katherine Zseltvay
Technical and Support Staff: Jamie Blake (Vet Assistand), Rhea Adams (LVT), Jennifer Brown (LVT), Bill Hamm (LVT), Kimberly Heath (LVT), Elizabeth Loparco (LVT), Lisa Mailler, LVT (Team Leader)and Renee Sparrow (LVT)
Special Clothing Needed: White lab jacket and scrubs (always have a spare pair with you).
Professional attire on clinic days
Instruments or Special Equipment Needed: Standard instruments (including bandage scissors).
Additional Comments: Review the Surgery Service Information Documentprior to your rotation.
Questions, revisions and updates to the ‘Clinical Service Overview Sheet’ should be directed to Rosemary Adessa