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. 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
  • Dr. Rory Todhunter, appointed as Director of the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center
  • Dr. Nadine Fiani, appointed as Associate Director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Dr. Peter Scrivani, promoted to Professor, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr. Sara Childs-Sanford, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, Section of Wildlife Medicine
  • Dr. Erin Scott, elected Associate Professor with tenure, Section of Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Jodi Korich, Associate Dean for Education, reappointed as Associate Clinical Professor

Welcome New Faculty:

  • Dr. Amy Todd-Donato, Assistant Professor, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr. Heather Edginton, Assistant Professor, Section of Dermatology
  • Dr. Aaron Percival, Lecturer, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr. Christian Folk, Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Small Animal Surgery
  • Dr. Bradley Back, Instructor, Section of Theriogenology
  • Dr. Casey Cazer, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Small Animal Community Practice Service
  • Dr. Katherine Anderson, Assistant Clinical Professor, Cornell Duffield Institute for Animal Behavior
  • Dr. Callum Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Section of Theriogenology
  • Dr. Shana Mintz, Assistant Professor, Section of Cardiology
  • Dr. Erin Scott, Associate Professor, Section of Ophthalmology

In Memoriam:

Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS
1955 - 2023