Advances in Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health

Our proactive, science-based approaches to a healthier world for all creatures move forward. We continue to increase the educational rigor of our veterinary program in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, which launched new technology infrastructures, including the ezyVet software, while working with a steadily increasing caseload. The Animal Health Diagnostic Center launched a new, streamlined website while processing over 200,000 accessions from across the country. The Cornell Wildlife Center continues to grow a unique portfolio of work — both in New York and across the world — focused on a healthy future for wildlife, people and the planet.

Achievements

  • New hospital technology infrastructure: ezyVet, CUHA rVet Connect, SmartFlow and Cubex
  • New CityU contract completed
  • Cornell Wildlife Center growth and branding


Cornell University Hospital for Animals FY'19 Caseload by Species (Ithaca, New York)

Bar chart of CUHA caseload with two call-out numbers: 37,521 ambulatory cases and 740 Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital cases

Cornell University Hospital for Animals FY'19 Caseload by Species presented as a data table

Cornell University Hospital for Animals FY'19 Caseload by Species presented as a data table.

37,521 Ambulatory cases
740 cases at Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital

Species Caseload
Canine 17,983
Feline 3,469
All Other 2,291
Equine 1,706
Avian Wildlife 1,145

gloved hands holding a duckling

Wildlife Snapshot: Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital Annual Caseload (Ithaca, New York)

Wildlife Snapshot - Annual Caseload at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital presented as a data table

Annual Caseload at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital presented as data table.
Year Total caseload Avian caseload Mammal caseload Reptile caseload
2016 943 546 350 47
2017 1125 669 392 64
2018 1338 847 436 55

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (Stamford, Connecticut)A CUVS clinical team with a patient outside the emergency entrance

  • 17.3k total caseload
  • +13.4% caseload increase vs. FY'18
  • 125 staff
  • 13 specialists 
  • 18 student externs
     
Hellbender salamander
Phodo: David O. Brown

Cornell Wildlife Health Center

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center continues to grow a unique portfolio of work focused on a healthy future for wildlife, people and the planet. Examples follow below:

New York state projects

  •  freshwater fish disease
  •  lead toxicity in bald eagles
  •  rodenticide poisoning in raptors and mesocarnivores
  •  moose population health
  •  Cytauxzoon surveillance in bobcats

Projects in the Northeast and other states

  • mange in black bears
  • avian malaria in Hawaiian wild birds
  • chronic wasting disease
  • species repopulation software

Worldwide projects

  • improving wildlife and livestock coexistence in Asia and Africa
  • mapping the great white shark genome
  • identifying pathogen risks to endangered species
  • diagnosing canine distemper quickly and accurately in tigers
  • immersing veterinary and undergraduate students in the field

Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Diagnostic services and expert advice for professionals and the public

Accession Type by Percentage

Accession Type by Percentage presented as a data table

Accession type by percentage presented as a data table.
Accession Type Percentage
Equine 46%
Companion Animals 32%
Food & Fiber 19%
Other Species 3%

Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Diagnostic services and expert advice for professionals and the public

Accessions by species 2019
Species Number of Accessions
Equine 104,274
Canine 61,772
Bovine 35,218
Feline 11,691
Avian 3,125
Caprine 2,324
Environmental 1,098
Ovine 1,088
Rodentia 780
Camelids 726
Cervidae 717
Porcine 614
Primates 571
Cetacea 452
>Mustelidae 442
Reptiles 417
Insects 248
All other species 1,456
Total Accessions Processed 227,013
Accessions by state 2019
State Number of Accessions
New York 99,822
Pennsylvania 13,171
Massachusetts 11,233
Missouri 10,185
California 9,022
Florida 7,008
Virginia 6,073
Maryland 5,855
New Jersey 5,003
Connecticut 4,940
Vermont 4,603
New Hampshire 3,705
All Other States 41,889
International 4,504
Total Accessions Processed 227,013

City U students examine a dairy calf

Enhancing worldwide veterinary care with international partnerships

The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at City University of Hong Kong and CVM collaboration areas:

  • Academic, business, operational and facilities consultation
  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program
  • Residency Fellowship Training Program 
  • Diagnostic Laboratory development and implementation
  • Extramural Studies Program for B.V.M. students
  • Educational Innovation Fund grant

Fostering research exchanges through the Joint Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program:

15
City U Ph.D. students hosted at Cornell research laboratories to date

29
Cornell faculty acting as CityU Ph.D. co-advisors

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