Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Centers, Institutes and Core Facilities

The laboratories of the College's faculty are primarily located in three facilities, located on Cornell's main campus. The Veterinary Medical Center, encompasing 289,989 net square feet, includes a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital and four floors of superbly equipped research laboratories, shared equipment areas, conference rooms, faculty offices, and administrative support space. The Veterinary Research Tower encloses nine floors of similarly defined space. In addition, the Baker Institute for Animal Health more than doubled its operating space in 2002 with the opening of a $12 million research wing.

Specific research centers and core facilities in the College include the following:

  • Center for Reproductive Genomics
  • Center for Vertebrate Genomics
  • Center for Equine Genetics
  • Feline Health Center
  • Stem Cell Program

Core research operations include the following:

  • Biomedical Sciences Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory
  • Microarray Core Facility
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
  • Sealed Source Gamma Irradiator
  • Transgenic Mouse Facility

Among other shared equipment available to faculty and their associates are DNA sequencing equipment, phosphoimagers and computer controlled gel documentation apparatus, a fluorescent activated cell sorter, and a Cesium 137 source suitable for irradiating cells and small animals. In addition, the Cornell University Hospital for Animals acquired in 2004 a new, open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine designed specifically for companion animals (dogs, cats, and other small pets), the first such MRI machine to be installed in North America.

A Center for Vertebrate Genomics (CVG) has been established by Cornell University's Life Sciences Initiative. The Center provides an environment and interface for researchers focusing on aspects of vertebrate genomics. In addition, a web portal library resource, Vivo, has been created to support the Initiative.

Cornell University, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and surrounding facilities in the Ithaca area, offer centralized core resources and services for investigators to achieve their research goals.

Resources and services available throughout the University can be found either by identifying the types of resource (Facility by Descriptors) or by searching the name of the facility (Core Facilities A to Z).