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Dr. Dorothy Ainsworth
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C2 522 CPC, Box 25
Ithaca, NY 14853
P (607) 253-3232
F (607) 253-3271

Dorothy Ainsworth, DVM, PhD

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Professor of Large Animal Medicine
Associate Chair for the Committee on Promotion, Tenure and Mentoring

Research/Clinical Interests

Limitations of the canine and equine respiratory system in health and disease control of breathing in cursorial mammals. Pulmonary immunology in equids. Respiratory system biology in equids.


Education and Training

1980              Washington State University, DVM (Cum Laude)

1980-1981     San Luis Rey Equine Clinic, Internship - Equine Surgery and Radiology

1981-1983     Michigan State University, Residency in Equine Medicine

1985              University of Wisconsin, MSc, Veterinary Science

1990              University of Wisconsin, PhD, Veterinary Science


Board Certification

1984             American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine



PubMedPlease select the PubMed link for a listing of Dr. Ainsworth's publications