Alumni Spotlights

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May 2021 (Class Dinner Photo - June 2011)

Spearheaded by Gary Block, D.V.M. '91, Class of 1991 creates a brand-new endowed scholarship

Thanks to bonds, old and new, among Dr. Gary Block and his classmates coupled with a desire to 'do something of significance' following the passing of a classmate who took her own life, the Class of 1991 Scholarship will provide financial support to a student in the Fall of 2021.  "I am incredibly grateful ...

May 2021


Human-animal bond fuels veterinary passion for Michelle Moyal, D.V.M. '07

“Veterinary medicine impacts so many aspects of our daily life, public health, medical research and beyond,” she said. “I am in awe of the work that veterinary professionals do across all disciplines. My goals are to learn something new as often as possible, share the things I’ve learned with the veterinarians of the future and ...

de Lahunta and Ettinger
June 2021 

Cornellians awarded inaugural ACVIM Specialty Lifetime Achievement Awards

Alexander de Lahunta, D.V.M. '58, Ph.D. '63 and Stephen Ettinger '62, D.V.M. '64 are recognized as prominent leaders in veterinary medicine. A founding member of the ACVIM and the Specialty of Neurology, Dr. de Lahunta led and exemplary 42-year career as a professor, department chair and hospital director at Cornell University.  Dr. Ettinger was one of the ACVIM's charter diplomates, charter board members and its first cardiology specialty president who left his mark on the specialty of cardiology at every level ...

Justine Lee
August 2017 

Alumni Profile: Justine Lee DVM ’97 launches VETgirl to offer veterinary continuing education  

Justine Lee DVM ’97 remembers the stress of studying for her first board examination in emergency critical care. While reviewing her textbooks and journal articles ...

August 2016

Robert R. Marshak, DVM '45, to receive 2016 Salmon alumni award

Dr. Robert R. Marshak, a 1945 DVM graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), has been named winner of the...

Dr. Samuel Bender
July 2016

Dr. Samuel Bender ’41: The Centenarian Veterinarian

Times have changed a bit since Dr. Samuel Bender ’41 was a veterinarian. “Back when I started, we didn’t even have...

Alumni Affairs and Development

Sheila M. Reakes
Director, Annual Giving

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Box 39
930 Campus Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607.253.3745 || Fax: 607.253.3740