Alumni Spotlights

Shadi Ireifej, D.V.M. '06, on the five things you need to shake up your industry

Dr. Ireifej is a board-certified veterinarian and veterinary surgeon with over 16 years of experience who has practiced in all facets of the veterinary field - rescue organizations, general practice, emergency hospitals, and specialty hospitals - across the United States...

November 2021

Curtis Dewey ’85, D.V.M. ’89 recognized for multiple awards

The contributions by Dr. Curtis Dewey ’89 have been recognized on both the national and New York state level.   He is the 2021 recipient of the DVM360 Veterinary Hero Award for Integrative Medicine. He was also selected as the 2021 recipient of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine.  This award honors an individual whose efforts in education, research, practice, or another veterinary-related occupation significantly contributed to the advancement and improvement of veterinary medicine in New York State.

October 2021

Mary Kate Lawler  D.V.M. ’95  selected as the 2021 American Humane Hero Veterinarian

Dr. Mary Kate Lawler ’95 has graced the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program with her proficient leadership, as chief surgeon in San Antonio, TX since 2006, and as Executive Director since 2015.  Her tireless work and dedication allow her to perform as many as 8.500 spay/neuter surgeries per year.  

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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 ...

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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 ...


Alumni Affairs and Development

Sheila M. Reakes
Director, Annual Giving

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Box 39
930 Campus Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853
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