Cornell University Hospital for Animals



Hospital Services

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Equine Hospital

Box 27
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 607-253-3100
(for emergencies press 1)

Fax: 607-253-3787

Equine Services

The Cornell University Equine Hospital - part of the Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine - offers state-of-the-art patient care for horses in a resourceful setting. Our board-certified specialists, dedicated and skilled residents, licensed veterinarian technicians, and supervised students work together to provide the best available emergency care, diagnostic procedures, treatment, and hospitalization for equine patients. We are open around-the-clock every day of the year for emergency and critical care cases, including neonatal intensive care and high-risk pregnancies. Routine and specialized health care services are also available including internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, customized farrier services, ophthalmology, dentistry, reproduction medicine, cardiology, dermatology, and nutrition consultation. Our program also includes the Equine Performance Clinic equipped with a treadmill. Services are supported by up-to-date diagnostic procedures, including body ultrasound; endoscopy of the respiratory system, stomach and bladder; and high resolution radiography, CT scan and MRI techniques.

The Equine Hospital facilities were designed to accommodate horses and their specific needs, including large and well-ventilated stalls, safe and comfortable flooring and bedding, padded stalls for neurologic cases, a special perinatal ward for mares and foals, an equipped and air-conditioned intensive care unit, turn-out paddocks, and state-of-the art imaging and surgical facilities. In addition, an efficient biosecurity program has been in place to prevent hospital infections which includes a designated facility for hospitalization of patients with contagious diseases.


    General anesthesia for diagnostic procedures and surgery; pain management.

    Diagnosis and treatment of problems such as stud-like anxiety behavior in geldings and foal rejection.

    State-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of cardiac abnormalities and repair of cardiac defects (surgically and by internal cardiac catheterization).

    The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service offers both routine and advanced dental care for horses.

    Diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up care for animals with skin disease or skin problems that are commonly caused by allergies, parasites, infections, or hormonal imbalances.

    The hospital is equipped to receive and treat medical emergencies around-the-clock.

    Providing clinical service to equine athletes to optimize performance.

    Providing farrier services for hospital and clinic patients, as well as shoeing appointments for horses across the region.

    Diagnostic radiographic procedures for all species. Image intensification systems with digital imaging capability. Ultrasound equipment for abdominal studies and musculoskeletal studies. MRI and computed tomography (CT) for three-dimensional detail of the anatomy. Nuclear imaging for bone scans of the musculoskeletal system to help detect incomplete and stress fractures.

    Diagnoses and provides treatment for a wide range of health conditions including metabolic, infectious, endocrine, hematologic, gastrointestinal, liver, renal and respiratory disorders. Diagnostic techniques, as well as a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures, include ultrasound, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, endoscopy, and gastrostopy.

    Diagnosis and treatment of problems of the eye.

    Leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and disorders. We offer regenerative medicine treatments including stem cells and platelet rich plasma to compliment traditional orthopedic treatments.

    Provides therapies which enhance a horse's natural healing ability to repair injured tissue.

    Provides reproductive medicine services for animals including breeding management, a wide range of assisted reproductive techniques, semen freezing and supervision of high-risk pregnancies, as well as medical and surgical treatment for conditions related to the reproductive system.

    Provides outstanding elective and emergent surgical care for animals with a wide range of medical conditions. Procedures are performed in state-of-the-art surgery suites fully equipped with equipment for both traditional and open surgery and for laparoscopic procedures.