Educational Innovation and Career Readiness

The college continues to address the needs of a rapidly-changing world by preparing future leaders to solve global health challenges. To do this, we developed a new core competency framework for our D.V.M. program, which emphasizes active, responsive learning and service. Our master's programs in public health and professional studies provide enhanced One-Health-focused training, and continue to draw an increasing cohort each year. Educational technologies produced by the college’s continuing education and educational support services augment student and alumni learning and enhance faculty's roles as educators.


  • Completed D.V.M. competency framework
  • Ongoing educational innovation grants
  • First cohort of M.P.H. students graduated in May 2019

Veterinary Program at a Glance

Class of 2023 Stats
NYS Non-Resident Total
In Class 55% 45% 120 students
Selectivity* 29% 13% 16%
Yield^ 92% 42% 60%
% Women 88% 91% 89%
% URM 12% 17% 14%

* Admits/Applicants; ^ Accepts/Admits; • Underrepresented minority

Scholarship Gifts

365 scholarship gifts raised in FY'19, totaling $2.38M

$2.65M awarded to 74% of veterinary students in all classes

a DVM student shows a child a chinchilla at the open house

Career Plans at Graduation 2015-2019

Career Plans at Graduation (data table )

Career Plans at Graduation presented as data table.

50% Private Practice
45% Internship/Residency

Animal Type Percentage
Small Animal 73%
Large Animal 14%
Other 13%

Master's and Graduate Programs

Master of Public Health

Incoming Fall 2019 Cohort

  • 39 students
  • 12 graduates in 2019
  • $140K scholarship awards
  • 44% NYS residents
  • 90% female
  • 33% priority populations*
  • 38% international
  • 8% first generation

Master of Professional Studies

Incoming Fall 2019 Cohort

  • 5 students
  • 2 graduates in 2019
  • 2 with a D.V.M.
  • 34 average age
  • 60% female
  • 40% from URM groups

*Defined as underserved, underrepresented and vulnerable populations based on geography, race, ethnicity and economic status, including rural New York state residents, veterans, single parents, persons who self-identify as having disabilities and persons who self-identify as LGBTQ

Ph.D. Programs 

155 Ph.D. students
95 enrolled in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS) Ph.D. Program
60 from other Ph.D programs
65% women
23% underrepresented minority groups

Combined Ph.D./D.V.M. students with mentors in the following departments:

  • 8 in CVM
  • 5 across Cornell

Continuing Education and Classroom Innovation

  • 14 continuing education (CE) events, with 336 content hours offered and 1,661 attendees
  • 15 Educational Technology Innovation Grants in progress with 24 faculty collaborators 4 online courses used by both D.V.M. and CE participants
  • Translating CPR courses into foreign languages for our global audience
  • Created an augmented reality application that visualizes in 3D the equine carpus
  • Increased student confidence in performing abdominal surgery by 30% through the use of surgical procedure video content and SynDaver models