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Department of Clinical Sciences


Don Smith

Donald F. Smith
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
T1 002 VRT, Box 44
Ithaca, NY 14853
dfs6@cornell.edu
O  607.253.3605
F   607.253.3701

Donald F. Smith, DVM


Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons

 

Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, emeritus
Professor of Surgery

Current Activities
History and public policy in veterinary medicine:

Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine
This collection of stories and blogs chronicles events that shaped the veterinary profession. It captures the roles of key veterinarians, and recounts the contributions made by educational institutions, organized veterinary medicine, veterinary practice and industry. This is all with an eye to the future, helping us anticipate what comes next.

Veterinary Legacy Blog
Brief stories of those who have shaped and continue to lead the veterinary profession. Also current topics of interest to veterinarians, veterinary students and animal lovers.

An Enduring Veterinary Legacy
This collection of interviews conducted by Dr. Smith with Cornell alumni or their closest surviving family members provides a window into the rich and enduring legacy of those veterinarians who promoted and advanced animal health during the early decades of the 20th century.


Teaching for Veterinary Students:

History of veterinary medicine
Problem-based learning curriculum, first year students


DVM Admissions Committee, Chair, 2010-2013

Education and Training

1977     University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Surgery

1974     University of Guelph, Ontario, DVM with Distinction

Board Certification

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Professional Experience

2007-Present Austin O. Hooey Dean, Emeritus and Professor of Surgery

1997-2007     Dean, Cornell CVM, Endowed as Austin O. Hooey Dean (2003)
My chief goal was to reestablish Cornell as the pre-eminent college of veterinary medicine in the United States by promoting an innovative, forward-looking academic program, and establishing a sustainable administrative structure.

1991-1997     Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Veterinary Education
Led the development of Cornell's new problem-based veterinary curriculum implemented in 1993.

1987-199     Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University
Expanded programs in several areas, notably theriogenology, large animal medicine and surgery, small animal medicine, and epidemiology.

1987-Present  Professor of Surgery, Cornell University

1986-1987     Chair, Department of Surgical Sciences, U. of Wisconsin-Madison

1983-1987     Associate professor of surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1977-1982     Assistant professor of surgery, Cornell University

1974-1977     Intern and resident, University of Pennsylvania