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Faculty member

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Associate Clinical Professor


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research Interest

Infectious disease, spay/neuter, veterinary education


  • Oregon State University 2013 - 2016  Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Resident
  • University of Florida 2016 - Master of Veterinary Science Certificate in Public Health
  • University of Florida 2012 - 2013 Certificate in Shelter Medicine
  • University of Minnesota 2005 - 2009 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Mixed Animal Track
  • Johns Hopkins University 2003 - 2004 Master of Arts Science Writing
  • Macalester College 1998 - 2002 Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude Majors: Anthropology/PreMed.

Biography/Professional Experience

  • Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Resident July 2013 - July 2016
    Oregon Humane Society/Oregon State University, Portland, OR
  • Co-instructor for Maddie’s Shelter Certificate Courses “Integrating Veterinary Medicine and Shelter Systems” and “Shelter Physical Health” online
    at the University of Florida, Summer and Fall, 2014
  • Public Clinic Veterinarian May 2012 - July 2013
    Arizona Humane Society, Phoenix, AZ
  • Shelter Veterinarian August 2010 - April 2012
    Humane Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Changing Student Confidence in an Online Shelter Medicine Course” in Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, August 2016 doi: 10.2128/jvme.1115-182R
"Evaluation of sutureless scrotal castration for pediatric and juvenile dogs" in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2018, doi: 10.2460/javma.253.12.1589
"Descriptive epidemiology and test characteristics of cats diagnosed with Microsporum canis dermatophytosis in a Northwestern US animal shelter" in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, December 2019, doi: 10.1177/1098612X19825519
"Descriptive epidemiology of companion animal dermatophytosis in a Canadian Pacific Northwest animal shelter system" in The Canadian Veterinary Journal, July 2020, PMID: 32655161, PMCID: PMC7296869

Awards and Honors

Education Innovation Grant for Outbreak Learning Experience (Center for Ed Tech) 2018-2019
Morris Animal Foundation Student Scholar Grant- Palau Cat Census- Summer 2018
Wiederhold Grant: Creating Adoptable Animals and Accomplished Veterinarians. Collaboration with Dr. Berliner and Dr. Henry. 2019-2020
Engaged Cornell Grant: Community Veterinary Wellness Clinics at the HuSoc of Schuyler County. Collaboration with Dr. Berliner and Dr. Henry. 2019
HSVMA Student Research Grant: Adoption Policies in NY State-2019
Wiederhold Grant: FIP in Animal Shelters. Collaboration with Allison Stout and Gary Whittaker. 2020. Paper in progress. 

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2016 (ACVPM)
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians since 2005 (ASV)
  • Humane Society Veterinarians of America since 2014 (HSVA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association since 2013 (AVMA)
  • Accredited Category 2 Veterinarian USDA-APHIS since 2010