Department of Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences in Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine is largely composed of residency trained veterinarians who are board certified in a clinical specialty. The department endeavors to balance its threefold missions of teaching, service and research.

  • Faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching and contribute to classroom and laboratory teaching throughout the curriculum.
  • Substantial effort is provided towards clinical training of DVM professional students, interns and residents through faculty's professional service in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA).
  • Both clinical and basic research are highly valued and faculty strive to enhance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal disease, promote animal health and productivity, and take advantage of our unique access to naturally-occurring clinical disease in order to explore mechanisms of fundamental importance to biomedical science.

Congratulations To:

  • Dr. Philippa Johnson, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr. Eileen Hackett, elected Professor with indefinite tenure, Section of Large Animal Surgery
  • Dr. Tim Hackett, elected Professor with indefinite tenure, Section of Emergency and Critical Care
  • Dr. Nadine Fiani, recipient of the Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in Graduate and Professional Degree Programs
  • Dr. Lisa Fortier, recipient of the 2022 American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Faculty Achievement Award
  • Dr. Carolyn McDaniel, recipient of the 2022 Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award
  • Dr. Kenneth Simpson, recipient of the 2022 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) International Award for Scientific Achievement
  • Dr. Gillian Perkins, recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Faculty Service
  • Dr. Marnie FitzMaurice, recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Dr. Heidi Reesink, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, Section of Large Animal Surgery
  • Dr. Ian Porter, reappointed as Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr. John Loftus, reappointed as Assistant Professor, Section of Small Animal Medicine

Welcome New Faculty:

  • Dr. Callum Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Section of Theriogenology
  • Dr. Shana Mintz, Assistant Professor, Section of Cardiology
  • Dr. Erin Scott, Associate Professor, Section of Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Josh Henry, Instructor, Section of Medical and Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. Weihow Hsue, Assistant Professor, Section of Cardiology
  • Dr. Aimee Colbath, Assistant Professor, Section of Large Animal Surgery
  • Dr. Skylar Sylvester, Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Medical Oncology
  • Dr. Molly Bechtold, Instructor, Section of Small Animal Medicine
  • Dr. Marta Cercone, Assistant Professor, Section of Large Animal Medicine
  • Dr. Cynthia Hopf-Dennis, Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Zoological Medicine
  • Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo, Associate Professor, Section of Zoological Medicine
  • Dr. Lauren Thielen, Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Exotic Animal Medicine

In Memoriam:

Gil Ben Shlomo, DVM, PhD
1970 - 2020