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SJ EttingerVet college alumnus Stephen Ettinger '64 is elected to the Cornell Board of Trustees

Stephen J. Ettinger '62, DVM '64, of Los Angeles, an alumnus of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term on the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Beginning July 1, Ettinger joins the Board with William V. Eaton '61 of Severna Park, Md., a principal and former president and chief operating officer of Cini-Little International, and another vet college alumnus, Jerry Bilinski '66, DVM '69 who already serves on the Board as deputy of New York State Senator Joseph Bruno.

An active Cornell alumnus, Ettinger has worked closely with Cornell on various issues, including matters related to student welfare, focusing his effort on working with less-advantaged and minority students at Cornell. He also serves on the Cornell University Council, and is the director of the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in Los Angeles, one of the oldest and best recognized practices in the state.

For more than 40 years, Ettinger has worked in the veterinary care industry, utilizing his expertise in small-animal internal medicine, small-animal cardiology, hospital management and professional veterinary development.

After graduating from Cornell, Ettinger completed his intern and resident training at the Animal Center in New York City, where he was a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellow in cardiology. He was a clinical professor of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis from 1972 to 1980 and served on the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council from 1990 until 1994. Ettinger was also a co-founder of Berkeley Veterinary Medical Group, the first group veterinary specialty practice in the United States.

Ettinger presently is chief medical officer of XLNT, Inc (PetDRx), a provider of veterinary primary care services to companion animals through a network of veterinary hospitals. He is also the author and editor of the "Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine" and the principal co-author of "Canine Cardiology;" a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine; and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA).