Thank you for casting your vote in our elections for the Alumni Association Executive Board. Your votes have been counted, and we want to introduce you to your new at-large members.
Dr. Jerry Bertoldo was an animal science major in the College of Agriculture at Cornell before attending and graduating from the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He was first employed at a mixed practice near Millbrook, NY, until 1979. For the next 20 years he was a partner with Attica Veterinary Associates, a primarily dairy practice in western New York. In 1999 he accepted a position with Agway Feed and Nutrition in dairy technical services with responsibilities related to the company’s heifer raising facilities, support of field reps and educational programs. In 2004 he joined the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team, a regional, 10-county program of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Pro-Dairy as a dairy management specialist. As one of only two veterinarians on staff with CALS Department of Animal Science, he is called on to be involved with projects outside of his team’s area that have a statewide outreach. Jerry lives outside of Attica, NY, with his wife Bridget (a horse devotee). They have two sons, Scott and Peter. He has had a longtime “distraction” with railroads from college days including ownership and management of a tourist line.
Dr. Katie Garrett graduated from Dartmouth College in 1999 and received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2003. She then completed a rotating internship and a surgical residency at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, where she now heads the diagnostic imaging department. She is also the chairperson of the Educational Programs Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Dr. Ann Huntington grew up traveling the world as a military brat, finishing high school in Brooklyn, NY. She went to Penn’s Wharton School as an undergraduate, only realizing that big business wasn’t for her after spending time working on Madison Avenue. She received her DVM from Cornell in 1977 and then worked six years in mixed practice at Cheshire Veterinary Hospital, in Cheshire, CT, before purchasing Suffield Veterinary Hospital in 1983. This practice has grown from the part-time practice she purchased into a five-veterinarian exclusively small animal practice. From 1985 to 1998, Ann wrote a pet care column syndicated in the US and Canada by Tribune Media services. After filling various capacities in the Connecticut VMA, in 1987 she was the first woman elected CVMA President. Ann did some canine reproduction work while in Cheshire, but that aspect of the practice mushroomed after marrying a Labrador breeder and becoming more visible in the dog show and field trial world. She has been involved in freezing canine semen since 1990 and now has one of the largest canine reproduction practices in New England and one of the 20 largest in the US. Since graduation, Ann has served Cornell as Class of 1977 Reunion Chair every five years and on both the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Dean’s Leadership Committee. A widow, she lives in West Suffield, CT, with her four dogs, two cats, 18 hens, one rooster, and an African Grey Parrot. Her two grown sons come home periodically to disrupt her comfortable routine.
Currently an Assistant Director in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Governmental Relations Division, Dr. Ashley S. Morgan has been with the AVMA since August 2008. As an Assistant Director, Ashley spends her time advocating to Congress and the federal government on behalf of the veterinary profession, animal health and animal welfare. Her portfolio focuses on public health, animal health, and pharmaceutical issues. Prior to joining the AVMA staff, Ashley completed an AVMA Congressional Science Fellowship (2007-2008) through the American Association for the Advancement of Science. During her yearlong fellowship with U.S. Senator Richard Burr (NC), Ashley worked on public health issues, particularly focusing on disease-specific and bioterrorism legislation. Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and upon completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery in 2005, Ashley practiced equine medicine in her southern Virginia hometown.
Dr. Marina Tejada received her BA from New York University in 2004 and her DVM from Cornell University in 2010. She is currently a Staff Veterinarian at North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, NY. Her veterinary interests include shelter medicine, wildlife medicine, and disaster preparedness/emergency response. She resides in Queens, NY, with her three cats and dog, all shelter rescues.