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. Margret Thompson, promoted to Full Clinical Professor, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr. Joaquin Araos, reappointed as Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Dr. Eric Ledbetter, appointed as the James Law Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Edward Earley, reappointed as Associate Clinical Professor, Section of Dentistry and Oral Surgery
  • Dr. Christopher Frye, promoted to Associate Clinical Professor, Section of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Michelle Porter, reappointed as Lecturer, Small Animal Community Practice service
  • 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

Welcome New Faculty:

In Memoriam:

Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS
1955 - 2023