Baker Institute for Animal Health


Animal health articles and helpful links

As you might imagine, the faculty of the Baker Institute and the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine receive a large number of requests for clinical and/or diagnostic information. Unfortunately, we are not staffed to provide medical information or assistance on an individual basis, but there are resources and services available  at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine that you may find useful:

  • Some people choose to bring their animals to Cornell University Hospital for Animals here in Ithaca, even if it means traveling some distance. Please call the admissions office of our Companion Animal Hospital at (607) 253-3060, or our Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital at (607) 253-3100 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to schedule an appointment. Although our veterinary professionals prefer to examine animals in person, in special cases they may conduct telephone consultations, veterinarian-to-veterinarian only. To arrange a consultation, your veterinarian may call one of the above numbers.
  • VetAccess is a fee-based customized research and document delivery service that provides rapid and easy access to information contained in the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Practicing veterinarians, researchers, animal or pet owners, or simply people with a passion for up-to-date information on all aspects of veterinary medicine can use VetAcces.
  • Veterinary professionals seeking advice regarding the use or interpretation of a variety of veterinary diagnostic tests can visit the Animal Heath Diagnostic Center website.
  • The Cornell Feline Health Center operates the Camuti Consultation Service, an over-the-phone consultation line, available to both practicing veterinarians and pet owners at 1-800-548-8937. Please note, there may be a charge for consulting with them.