Dr. Timothy Hackett appointed as next chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences
In September, Dr. Timothy Hackett will join the college community as the next chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
“This is an important recruitment for the department and for our college,” said Lorin D. Warnick, D.V.M., Ph.D. ’94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “Tim brings excellent experience as an accomplished faculty member and academic leadership that will be a great asset to the further development of our clinical education, service and research programs.”
Hackett joins Cornell from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CSU), where he is interim associate dean of the Veterinary Health System and professor of emergency and critical care medicine. In his 25 years as a faculty member at CSU, he led the Small Animal Emergency Department from 2001 to 2012 and served as director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 2012 to 2018. He received his D.V.M. and M.S. in clinical sciences from CSU and is a diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He has served as the president of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and is the co-author of the textbook “Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures.”
In addition to his administrative duties, Hackett will provide clinical support as a professor of emergency and critical care, and will continue comparative research on envenomation and antivenom production.
Hackett will be accompanied by his spouse, Dr. Eileen Hackett, who will join the college as a professor of large animal surgery Aug. 1.
Hackett succeeds Dr. Margaret McEntee, who has served as both chair and interim chair of the department since 2010.
-Written by Lauren Cahoon Roberts