Alina Demeter, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Alina Demeter

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Office: 607-253-3313
Fax: 607-253-3357

Research Interest

Neuropathology, electron microscopy


  • ACVP, 2019
  • PhD, Szent István University, Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences (Budapest, Hungary), 2011
    Thesis: "Epidemiological study of viral pathogens incriminated in enteric disease complexes in Hungarian broiler flocks, with special emphasis on the newly identified parvovirus"
  • DVM, University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (Bucharest, Romania), 2004

Biography/Professional Experience

Dr. Alina Demeter is Assistant Clinical Professor of Anatomic Pathology and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2019). She joined the Anatomic Pathology faculty team after a fellowship in neuropathology at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also did her anatomic pathology training (2016-2019).

She received her DVM (2004) from the University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania and her PhD (2011) from the Szent István University, Doctoral School of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.


  • Demeter EA, Frank C, Rissi DR, Porter BF, Miller AD: Microtubule-Associated Protein 2 Expression in Canine Glioma, Front Vet Sci., 2019, Nov 15; 6:395.
  • Hayes GM, Demeter EA, Choi E, Oblak M: Single-Stage Craniectomy and Cranioplasty for Multilobular Osteochondrosarcoma Managed with a Custom Additive Manufactured Titanium Plate in a Dog. Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, vol. 2019, Article ID 6383591,
  • Demeter EA, Canales GM, Scrivani PV, Duhamel GE: Granulomatous bronchopneumonia, osteomyelitis, fasciitis and myositis with yeasts consistent with Blastomyces spp. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc., 2019, Jun 1; 254 (11):1287-1290.
  • Lakatos B, Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Mari V, Szilasi A, Decaro N, Rusvai M: Detection of canine pantropic coronavirus infection in Hungary. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2013, 135: 41-47.
  • Coman A, Rusvai M, Vegh B, Catana N, Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA: Detection of viral pathogens from broiler flocks showing signs typical to transmissible viral proventriculitis. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2012, 134: 588-593.
  • Palade (Demeter) EA, Kisary J, Benyeda Zs, Mandoki M, Balka Gy, Jakab Cs, Vegh B, Demeter Z, Rusvai M: Naturally occurring parvoviral infection in Hungarian broiler flocks. Avian Pathology, 2011, 40: 191-197.
  • Palade (Demeter) EA, Demeter Z, Hornyak A, Nemes Cs, Kisary J, Rusvai M: High prevalence of turkey parvovirus in turkey flocks from Hungary experiencing enteric diseases syndrome. Avian Diseases, 2011, 55: 468-475.
  • Mandoki M, Palade (Demeter) EA, Kleh Zs, Dobos-Kovacs M, Gal J: Multitudinous loss due to Derzsy’s disease in goose flocks. Case report. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2011, 133: 13-17.
  • Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Balogh E, Jakab Cs, Farkas R, Tanczos B, Hornok S: Postmortem small babesia-like morphology of Babesia canis – Short communication. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2011, 59: 427-432.
  • Polyak A, Palade (Demeter) EA, Balogh L, Postenyi Z, Haasz V, Janoki G, Janoki GA: In vitro and biodistribution examinations of Tc-99m-labelled doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticles. Nuclear Medicine Review, 2011, 14: 55-62.
  • Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Soos T, Farsang A, Jakab Cs, Rusvai M: Misleading results of the MboII-based identification of type 2a canine parvovirus strains from Hungary reacting as type 2c strains. Virus Genes, 2010, 41: 37-42.
  • Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Hornyak A, Rusvai M: Controversial results of the genetic analysis of a canine distemper vaccine strain. Veterinary Microbiology, 2010, 142: 420-426.
  • Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Jakab Cs, Hornyak A, Rusvai M, Mandoki M: Fatal outbreak in a small lion (Panthera leo) group caused by feline parvovirus in Hungary. Case report. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2010, 132, 32-38.
  • Gal J, Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Rusvai M, Geczy Cs: Harderian gland adenocarcinoma in a Florida red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni). Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2009, 57, 275-282.
  • Gal J, Landauer K, Palade (Demeter) EA, Ivaskevics K, Rusvai M, Demeter Z: Squamous cell carcinoma and consequent otitis in a Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus). Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2009, 57, 69-74.
  • Demeter Z, Gal J, Palade (Demeter) EA, Rusvai M: Feline parvovirus infection in an Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Veterinary Record, 2009, 164, 213-215.
  • Palade (Demeter) EA, Bajnok L, Dobos-Kovacs M, Demeter Z, Rusvai M: Genetic characterization of Hungarian chicken anaemia virus strains. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2009, 131, 154-161.
  • Palade (Demeter) EA, Demeter Z, Dobos-Kovacs M, Rusvai M, Mandoki M: Demonstration of infectious bursal disease virus, chicken nephritis virus and infectious bronchitis virus by multiplex RT-PCR diagnostic technique. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2008, 130, 559-564.
  • Palade (Demeter) EA, Biro N, Dobos-Kovacs M, Demeter Z, Mandoki M, Rusvai M: Poxvirus infection in Hungarian great tits (Parus major). Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2008, 56, 539-546.
  • Gal J, Palade (Demeter) EA, Majoros G, Landauer K, Pasztor I: First detection of cryptosporidiosis in leopard gecko in Hungary (Eublepharis macularius). Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2008, 130, 535-541.
  • Gal J, Pasztor I, Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Ursu K, Balint A, Pap T, Farkas Sz: Viral serofibrinous tracheitis and resulting suffocation in an Amur ratsnake (Elaphe schrenki). Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2008, 130, 421-424. 
  • Demeter Z, Lakatos B, Palade (Demeter) EA, Kozma T, Forgach P, Rusvai M: Genetic diversity of Hungarian canine distemper virus strains. Veterinary Microbiology, 2007, 122, 258-269.
  • Demeter Z, Palade (Demeter) EA, Lakatos B, Kozma T, Rusvai M: Experiences on the control of endemic distemper at the flaying-house of Budapest. Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 2006; 128, 665-673.

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of CL Davis Veterinary Pathology Scholarship Award, 2018

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists