Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Population Medicine &
Diagnostic Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Phone: 607-253-4136

Resident & Intern Programs


The Ambulatory and Production Medicine Clinic makes 3,600 farm calls and sees approximately 37,000 animals per year. About 85% of these are dairy cattle. Horses account for most of the remainder of the cases, but sheep, goats, swine, and camelids are seen as well. Interns and residents participate in the program, taking veterinary students with them on farm calls. Special emphasis and training are provided in dairy production medicine.



The section of Clinical Pathology offers a three year residency training program geared towards training residents to become outstanding clinical pathologists. Residents are encouraged to become academic clinical pathologists through fun, interactive, stimulating discussions, participation in didactic and case-based teaching, and performance and publication of high-quality clinical pathologic-applied research projects. Training will also encompass preparation for certification in Veterinary Clinical Pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.



Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell offers a one-year clinical internship in shelter medicine and behavior. Interns provide individual animal care, and preventive medicine interventions for population health and the reduction of animal homelessness. The internship is focused primarily on in-shelter training, but does include key rotations in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, as well as weekly rounds, journal club, presentations to peers and shelter staff, and consultations regarding shelter design and operation.