Cornell proud partner of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has been a proud partner of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show since 2019. Serving as the show’s official veterinary care provider, we bring together leading canine health experts and clinicians from across CVM, including the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, based in Ithaca, New York, the Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, (CUVS) based in Stamford, Connecticut, and the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center, with a mission to help dogs live longer, healthier and happier lives.

See some of the highlight’s from this year’s show, where CVM clinicians were on sight to provide care for the entirety of the show May 11-14 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. To see more photos and some of these pups in action, follow Riney Canine Health Center social media. 

Photos by John Enright, Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center

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Team members of the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center (RCHC), and clinicians from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals and Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, attended the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in mid-May.
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Brian Collins, D.V.M. '94, extension veterinarian with the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center is seen here with Lord Queso von Taco, a 6 ½ year old Boston terrier who participated in the dock diving event on Saturday of the show.
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Dock diving kicked off opening day at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year on Saturday, May 11.
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Trevor Chan, D.V.M. ’20 (CUVS), Sophia Lesko (second year veterinary student), and Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro (CUVS) smile and visit with breeders and dog handlers outside the veterinary clinical booth at Westminster 2024.
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Liz Dole, D.V.M. ’86, with her agility dog Chelsea, a 10-year-old Labrador retriever. Chelsea is Dole’s third agility dog. When Chelsea was three, she ranked fourth in the national agility championships.
She was a finalist at Westminster in 2019, and she has competed internationally as part of the United States agility team. Dole has been competing for 22 years, in addition to being a practicing veterinarian.
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The Masters Agility Championship Preliminaries were held Saturday, May 11 to kick off Westminster week and Canine Celebration Day. A husky makes its way through the agility course.
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Dr. Brittany Zumbo (CUVS) and Dr. Sarah Slaughter (CVM) pose with a pup.
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A properly primped pup rests while awaiting showtime in the grooming tent.