Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

LInda D. Mittel

Senior Extension Associate
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
A1 218 Animal Health Diagnostic Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
Phone:  607-253-3633




Research Interests

Infectious Disease in Equines
Tick Borne Diseases in Equines
Parasites in the Equine


  • 1973  BS – Biology - Eastern Kentucky University
  • 1975  MSPH – Parasitology and Lab Practices - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
  • 1980  DVM – Veterinary Medicine – Auburn University
  • PhD—partial study

Research and Professional Experience

  • 2009-Present  Senior Extension Associate Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Cornell University
  • 1983-2009  Owner and Managing Member of Equine Care, LLC (veterinary practice)
  • 1990-1992  Lecturer - Teikyo Post College in Equine Studies
  • 1875-1990  Owner and Managing Member of Performance Veterinary Laboratory
  • 1985-1958  Resident Equine Veterinarian - Sugar Maple Farms Poughquag, NY
  • 1983-1985  Resident Equine Veterinarian - Spendthrift Farms Lexington, KY
  • 1980-1983  Resident Equine Veterinarian – Ansata Arabians, Mena AR

Professional Memberships and Services

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
    • Infectious Disease Rounds; Co-moderator 2013
  • Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
  • Chair of the Infectious Disease Committee AAEP (2010-2012)
  • Chair of the Task Force for Parasitology Recommendations for the AAEP (2010-2011)
  • Member of the Equine Infectious Disease Committee for AAVLD/USAHA (2009-present)
  • Taskforce for National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) 2011 to present
  • New York Horse Council Member
  • New York Equine Leaders Member

Selected Publications

  1. R. M. Streeter, T. J. Divers, L. Mittel, A. E. Korn, J. J.Wakshlag; 2012 Selenium deficiency associations with gender, breed, serum vitamin E and creatine kinase, clinical signs and diagnoses in horses of different age groups: A retrospective examination 1996–2011. Equine Veterinary Journal
  2. SallyAnne L. Ness, DVM; Jeanine Peters-Kennedy, DVM, DACVP, DACVD; Gereon Schares, DVM; Jitender P. Dubey, MVSc, PhD; Linda D. Mittel, MSPH, DVM; Hussni O. Mohammed, BVSc, MVSc, DPVM, MPVM, PhD; Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD; M. Julia B. Felippe, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM; Susan E. Wade, BA, MA, PhD; Nicole Shultz, VMD; Thomas J. Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC 2011.Investigation of an outbreak of besnoitiosis in donkeys in northeastern Pennsylvania. In Press; JAVMA