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. Dan Lopez, transitioned to tenure-track as an Assistant Professor, Section of Small Animal Surgery
  • Dr. Jorge Colón, reappointed as Associate Professor of Practice, Educational Support Services/CVBE
  • Dr. Jethro Forbes, reappointed as Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Emergency and Critical Care
  • Mr. Steve Kraus, reappointed as Senior Lecturer, Farrier Services
  • Dr. Nathan Peterson, reappointed as Associate Clinical Professor, Section of Emergency and Critical Care
  • Dr. Nicole Buote, reappointed as Associate Professor (non-tenured), Section of Small Animal Surgery
  • Dr. John Pigott, reappointed as Associate Clinical Professor, Section of Large Animal Surgery/Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists
  • Dr. Kelly Knickelbein, promoted to Assistant Professor, Section of Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Jonathan Cheetham, appointed as Senior Associate Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Rob Goggs, appointed as Associate Chair of the Committee on Research and Graduate Education

Welcome New Faculty:

In Memoriam:

Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS
1955 - 2023