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.
  • Safety: Follow university safety guidelines 
  • Testing: Not fully vaccinated, 1 x per week (will increase to 2 x week Aug 23); if fully vaccinated, some level of surveillance testing (frequency and dates in the Daily Check)
  • Daily Check: Use Daily Check to upload proof of vaccination and access testing 
  • Vaccines: See NYS updates
Faculty & Staff
  • Safety: Follow university safety guidelines 

  • Testing: Not fully vaccinated, 1 x per week (will increase to 2 x per week Aug 23); if fully vaccinated, exempt from testing

  • Daily Check: 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?

  • August 6, 2021: All faculty and staff must either be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine and submit proof of vaccination to the Daily Check or participate in surveillance testing 1x each week (will increase to 2x per week Aug 23) and comply with mask wearing requirements for the unvaccinated.
  • August 3, 2021: All unvaccinated students (and those not yet fully vaccinated) are required to participate in regular surveillance testing until fully vaccinated. In addition, given our evolving understanding of the delta variant, all vaccinated undergraduate students, as well as students enrolled in Cornell’s three professional schools (CVM, Law, Johnson), will initially be required to participate in some level of surveillance testing for a period of time necessary to determine the prevalence on campus when students return. The frequency and dates of your surveillance testing will be displayed in your Daily Check portal. 
  • 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.
  • 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

Clients and Veterinarians

Routines have been modified to adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions. Call ahead for instructions on bringing your animal in for veterinary care.

Last update: July 15 2021

Hospital Operating Status







Companion Animal Hospital

Ithaca, NY



Telemed available from select services


Small Animal Community Practice

Ithaca, NY



Equine Hospital

Ithaca, NY



Nemo Farm Animal Hospital

Ithaca, NY



Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital

Ithaca, NY


Native Wildlife Only


Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists 

Elmont, NY



Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 

Stamford, CT



Ambulatory and Production Medicine

25 mile radius of Ithaca, NY 



Services Operating Status





Animal Health Diagnostic Center



Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program

Onsite temporarily unavailable 

email for remote assistance



Curbside pickup and mail service only 


How to pick-up a pharmacy order: 

  1. Hours:
      Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.                          
  2. Submit payment for the order prior to arrival.                                   
  3. Upon arrival, remain in your vehicle and call 607.253.3060 and select option 
  4. Stay outside, and practice social distancing until a staff member places your order in the vestibule. 
  5. Only one person is permitted in the vestibule at a time. Please wait until staff vacate the vestibule before entering.                               
  6. Identify your name and pet’s name on the bag/s in the yellow pharmacy pick-up bin and collect the order.

Missing items? Go back to your vehicle, call 607.253.3231 and select option #2.

For Clients

Staying Safe Together: What to expect (instructions below are specific to the hospitals in Ithaca)

Know before you go:

Yes, we’re open! We have protective protocols in place to safeguard you, your animal, and our staff.

A few things to keep in mind if you have an upcoming appointment or need emergency veterinary care:

  • Upon arrival for all hospital services, please remain in your vehicle and call the main phone number of the hospital you are going to visit.

Companion Animal Hospital 607-253-3060

Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital 607-253-3100

Small Animal Community Practice 607-253-2300

  • During check-in you will be asked if you would like to come into the hospital.
  • Our client service team will provide you with instructions based upon the nature of your visit.
  • All clients and hospital personnel will be asked to wear a face mask while in the building.
  • Two clients per patient will be permitted to enter the hospital.


CUHA will continue to offer telemedicine services for select aspects of our practice. It’s important to know: Emergency care cannot be performed using telemedicine. For emergencies call 607.253.3060 right away.

Useful Links

For Veterinarians


  • Referral portal CUHA rVet Connect
  • Pharmacy: Veterinarians may call in new prescriptions or authorize refills by calling (607) 253-3231 and selecting option 1. 

Veterinary community meetings

When important topics arise, we host a meeting for veterinary professionals to provide current information related to COVID-19 as well as a space to share our experiences as we continue to navigate the pandemic together.

Previous meetings

Useful Links