Clients & Veterinarians
Hospitals Open
  • Clients: Curbside and limited in-person veterinary appointments. Hospital personnel and clients to wear masks within the hospital facilities.
  • Pharmacy: Curbside & mail service only.
  • Veterinarians: Informative meetings and COVID-19 related resources provided to support the veterinary community.
Faculty & Staff
  • Safety: Follow university safety guidelines 

  • Testing: Not fully vaccinated, 1 x per week; if fully vaccinated, exempt from testing

  • Daily Check: Daily Check not required before arriving on campus. However, use Daily Check to upload proof of vaccination and access surveillance/supplemental testing

  • Vaccines: See NYS updates

Cornell University and the College of Veterinary Medicine are closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

What's New?

  • July 15, 2021: Cornell University Hospital for Animals is glad to welcome clients back into the Ithaca hospitals for in-person veterinary consults and services.
  • July 1, 2021: Effective July 1, there are new campus-wide Cornell public health guidelines, including Daily Check health assessments no longer are required each day before arriving on campus, regardless of vaccination status. For more details CLICK HERE.
  • Jun 1 2021: Effective June 1, new hours at the CVM testing site are 7:30 AM-12:30 PM each Monday and Thursday. Please wear a mask when you come to the sample site
  • Mar 24 2021: The COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process is available through the Daily Check and allows all faculty, staff and students to easily upload proof of vaccination

Cornell University creates its own COVID-19 Testing Laboratory on campus

The new Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory (CCTL) housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine is helping to keep the community safe by processing 5,000 to 7,000 tests every 24 hours for Cornell students, staff and faculty. It’s a massive undertaking in a state-of-the-art lab built from scratch in less than two months, based on data-driven models, research and interdisciplinary expertise across Cornell’s campuses; and with support and guidance from Cayuga Health System’s medical and laboratory leadership.