Meet your newest board members
The Alumni Association is pleased to announce the following alumni as At-Large members to the Executive Board whose appointments began in the Fall of 2009.
Dr. Peter Farrell
Dr. Peter Farrell is a 1976 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and 1982 graduate from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Pete has been in practice for more than 27 years and is the Medical Director at the Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital in Burnt Hills, NY.
Pete is proud of the role Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital has played in mentoring high school, college, and veterinary students who have moved on to become licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians. He and his wife Mary Jo, parents of four grown children, keep busy with volunteer activities in the Burnt Hills community as well as raising two cats and two dogs. He also volunteers for Cornell, serving as the class chair for his 20th reunion.
Dr. Malcolm Kram
Dr. Malcolm Kram received his BA in Biology from Northwestern University in 1970 and his DVM from Cornell in 1974. He is the Director of Veterinary Medical Investigation and Product Services (VMIPS) at Pfizer in Exton, PA, and one of the leads on Pfizer’s Frank Veterinarian-Client Communication Initiative.
He entered companion animal practice upon graduation from Cornell and became the director and owner of the Sutton Animal Hospital in New York City, where he remained until 1991. While in New York City he provided a broad range of public education on companion animal medicine not only at his practice but as the veterinary anchor for both WCBS and ABC Cap Cities radio. In 1985, Malcolm was chosen to be the veterinary consultant for Raid Flea Control Products and frequently appeared in the media advising the public on methods of good flea control. He was also President of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City. In 1989, he was selected to represent the AVMA as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow. Malcolm also worked for the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. Following completion of his fellowship he sold his practice to become a full member of the AVMA’s Government Relations Division and subsequently joined Pfizer Animal Health in 1993 where he has held positions of ever increasing responsibility both on the animal and human sides of Pfizer’s business. Prior to his current position, Malcolm was the Director of US Drug Safety for Pfizer from 2005-2006. In 2004, he was named the Pennsylvania Veterinarian of the Year. Malcolm has continued to practice veterinary medicine on the weekends as he feels it is important to keep up his clinical skills and he enjoys the interaction with clients and animals very much.
Malcolm is currently the Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and a board member of the Future Farmers of America. He is a former member of the Cornell University Council, having served on the Governmental Relations and Public Relations Subcommittees. He served as chair for his 35th class reunion in 2009. He is also a former member of the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations and has been a member of the Cornell Club of Philadelphia, the Cornell Alumni Association of New York City, and the Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association.
Dr. Lucy Tidd
Dr. Lucy Tidd received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 1992 from Cornell University and her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Lucy is the owner of and in practice at the four-doctor Germantown Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort in Germantown, MD, which she says is the largest and most technologically equipped general practice in the area. She has a special interest in ultrasonography, internal medicine, and enjoys challenging medical cases – both medical and surgical. Outside of work, she volunteers with her son’s elementary school and the Montgomery County Human Society. In addition, she is an avid equestrian. She has a Morgan stallion named Coal that is currently schooling the upper levels of dressage, and they have won many national championships in the sport.
Dr. Harold Zweighaft
Dr. Harold Zweighaft received his DVM from Cornell University in 1956. He recently came out of retirement and is in small animal practice in New York City. He serves on the College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council and is a member of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, Cornell University Council and the New York City Democratic county committee. He is on the executive board for the American Veterinary Medical Association and is the United Nation liaison for the World Veterinary Association. In 1994, he became a Distinguished Life Member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and in 1997 he received the Veterinarian of the Year Award. Hal was formerly on the licensing board for the NYS Board of Veterinary Medicine. Hal and his wife, Dorothy, live in New York City. He enjoys opera, ballet, collecting antique maps of New York City, and raising champion Boston terriers. Dr. Zweighaft’s daughter Rachel received her AB from Cornell in 1994 and is an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.