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Andalas with EmiCritical Vaccine for Rhino - February, 2007

The Rhino Conservation Medicine Program (RCMP) is based at Cornell University creating innumerable opportunities for unique collaborative health investigations and support from some of the best animal health specialists in the world. <more>

Reducing poverty to protect wildlife - February, 2007

Cornell University is partnering on a wildlife conservation project in Zambia that saves animals' lives by addressing a powerful threat: Poverty and hunger that force families to poach or clear-cut forests to create temporary farm fields, among other unsustainable practices. <more>

Susceptible mouse leads CU geneticists to link between a gene mutation in DNA's copying process and breast cancer - December, 2006

By discovering a mutant mouse that is highly susceptible to mammary tumors, Cornell researchers have found a novel potential link between genetic defects in DNA replication (copying) and breast cancer. The mouse contains a mutation in a gene essential for replicating DNA in both humans and mice that increases the rate of flawed copies of genetic material, leading to mouse breast cancers. <more>

model of an elephant fetus in the womb Faculty Consult on In the Womb: Animals for National Geographic - December, 2006

Cornell faculty played important roles in developing the groundbreaking special In the Womb: Animals, which premiered on the National Geographic Channel (NGC) on Sunday, December 10, 2006 and will be shown again at 9:00 p.m. E.T. on December 14. For the first time, viewers were able to visualize the prenatal development of three mammals - elephant, dolphin and dog - and witness their early similarities followed by different paths to birth. <more>

New heart procedure helps Hard Hitter get back in the race - December, 2006

The patient who came to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals to see veterinary cardiologists Anna Gelzer and Marc Kraus Nov. 7 didn't appear particularly sick.

He stood quietly in the exam room as students and doctors pressed stethoscopes to his chest and chatted. If he knew he was there for a sophisticated new procedure, he gave no indication. <more>

The 2006 Syracuse Invitational to benefit Cornell University Equine Hospital - November, 2006

The 2006 Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, New York will be held Nov. 1-5. The Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament is a not-for-profit organization that benefits Cornell University Equine Hospital and Vera House, a not-for-profit agency operating in Syracuse. <more>

Dr. Bruce Akey, Assistant Dean for Diagnostic Operations - October, 2006

Dr. Bruce Akey has joined the College of Veterinary Medicine as the new Assistant Dean for Diagnostic Operations. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the leadership of Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC). Dr. Akey will hold an adjunct appointment in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. <more>

New program with Wildlife Conservation Society to enable Cornell veterinary residents to hone skills at Bronx Zoo - October, 2006

Performing root canal surgery on a tiger, treating a shell wound on a sea turtle, vaccinating a rare bird species to protect it from West Nile virus or diagnosing pathogens in a variety of species and settings. These are just some of the skills Cornell veterinary residents will learn in a new training initiative launched by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. <more>

A fish called Suarez is named for biomedical professor - September, 2006

When a fish is named after you, your name is immortalized in the taxonomic record of vertebrates, which represents just 3 percent of all animal species.

That honor has been bestowed upon Susan Suarez, Cornell professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She says she was completely flabbergasted by the tribute. "It's the most exciting event of my entire career." <more>

Cardiac Website Honored - September, 2006

Drs. Flavio Fenton and Elizabeth Cherry of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded honorable mention in the interactive media category of the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science. Their winning contribution, "Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmias," has been published in a special section of the September 22, 2006 issue of Science and Science Online and on the NSF website. <more>

Janet Swanson Donates Nearly $1.5 Million to Cornell's Veterinary College - August, 2006

Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell and the college's Wildlife Health Clinic to receive gift from Janet Swanson. <more>

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine to Build $80 Million Animal Health Diagnostic Center - August, 2006

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has received $50 million in new capital funding from the State of New York to build a new comprehensive Animal Health Diagnostic Center at the College. This grant, supplemented by $30 million from Cornell University and other sources, will be used to fund construction of the Center. The 126,000 gross square foot Center is expected to be complete in 2010, and will replace the existing facilities, which were constructed in 1978. <more>

Dr. Robert E. Clark Former President of the Alumni Association - August, 2006

Dr. Robert E. Clark, Class of 1952 at College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, active member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and a strong supporter of Cornell University, passed away August 7, 2006 in Ithaca, NY. <more>

Deadly virus in freshwater fish is found in Northeast for the first time by Cornell researchers - June, 2006

According to experts at the Aquatic Animal Health Program at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species, was discovered in upstate New York. It poses no threat to humans. <more>

The Patricia Cornwell Intensive Care Unit for the Cornell Companion Animal Hospital is dedicated - June, 2006

Cornell University Hospital for Animals at the College of Veterinary Medicine has announced the dedication of The Patricia Cornwell Intensive Care Unit for Companion Animals. A gift of $1 million by Patricia Cornwell, the award-winning author and former crime reporter, will be honored with the installation of a naming plaque on June 9, Cornwell's 50th birthday. <more>

The nation's top veterinary college gets ready for new leadership - April, 2006

Cornell University has announced that Dr. Donald F. Smith, the university's Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, will pass his leadership on to a successor at the end of his second term, concluding his successful 10-year deanship in June 2007. Smith, who was appointed by Cornell President Hunter Rawlings in April 1997, is a member of the National Academy of Practices and the first board-certified clinician to serve as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. <more>

Dedication of the MRI suite - April, 2006

Legendary insurance mogul Maurice R. Greenberg and his wife, Corinne, were honored at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, April 11, 2006, at the dedication of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite bearing their name. Funded by a generous donation from the Maurice and Corinne Greenberg Foundation, the suite has been operational since fall 2004. <more>

Sen. Clinton Visits the Cornell Veterinary College - March, 2006

N.Y. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) visited Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine March 3 in addition to her scheduled meeting of the Democratic Rural Conference of New York State in Statler Hall. Clinton spent Friday afternoon at Cornell's Schurmann Hall, where she heard from Vet College faculty about the animal-human interface of disease, the leading research on that topic at Cornell and ways to prevent or mitigate a pandemic or other potential public health crisis. <more>

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