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Veterinary Support Services

A major emphasis of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center is to extend interpretation of diagnostic lab data to our clients. We provide interpretations of test results to aid in differential diagnosis. To supplement this service, our Veterinary Support Services group provides consultations with veterinary practitioners, and assistance is provided to producers in the State and Region in test selection and testing strategies, interpretation of results, and disease prevention, surveillance, and control programs.

For example, the group develops and monitors livestock and public health disease management programs such as the Leukosis Program, the Johne's Program, and the testing component for the New York Cattle Health Assurance Program (NYSCHAP).

Technical Expertise has been used to support integrated State and Regional Quality Assurance Programs which address animal preventive health and specific disease management, public health, food quality and safety, and water quality and environmental issues. Inter-agency linkages and collaborations have been made a priority to avoid duplication of effort.

AHDC Veterinary Support Services supports Animal Health Diagnostic Center research and test development by providing field samples that allow us to monitor test performance and interpretation. In addition, field investigations in food safety, beef quality assurance, Johne's disease control and economics, and bovine vaccination programs have all been coordinated through this group.Cornell Consultant

The Veterinary Support Services group also make educational presentations and provides materials relating to the above services to producer, veterinary, industry, and regulatory groups. In addition to local and regional involvement in animal health issues and policy development, the Extension group is actively involved at the national level, helping our New York industry remain competitive nationally and internationally.

Veterinary Support Staff

Belinda ThompsonBelinda Thompson, DVM
Director,
Assistant Clinical Professor

bt42@cornell.edu

Erin GoodrichErin Goodrich, DVM
Associate Director,
Senior Extension Associate

elg25@cornell.edu

Linda MittelLinda Mittel, MSPH, DVM
Senior Extension Associate

ldm65@cornell.edu

Toby Pinn-WoodcockToby Pinn-Woodcock, DVM
Extension Associate

tlp52@cornell.edu

Elisha FryeElisha Frye, DVM
Extension Associate

eab73@cornell.edu

Jarra JangeJarra Jagne, DVM, DACPV
Senior Extension Associate

jj34@cornell.edu

Isabelle SchweitzerIsabelle Schweitzer
Veterinary Support Services Specialist

ibs3@cornell.edu

Research & Consultation

Research and development is part of the mission of the AHDC at Cornell. Veterinary Support Services is available to provide interpretations of test results to aid in differential diagnosis. To supplement this service, our Veterinary Support Services group provides consultations with veterinary practitioners, and assistance is provided to producers in the State and Region in test selection and testing strategies, interpretation of results, and disease prevention, surveillance, and control programs.

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