Belinda S. Thompson, DVM

Faculty member

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Assistant Clinical Professor

Animal Health Diagnostic Center

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

Research Interest

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  • BS Animal Science from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University (1977)
  • DVM from NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University (1981)

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2007-present: Section Head of AHDC Operations (Receiving, Medical Records, Regulatory Affairs, Veterinary support Services), Director of Veterinary Support Services
  • 2002-present: Senior Extension Veterinarian; Veterinary Support Services, NYS Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University (January 2, 2002)
  • 1981-2001: Private practice, exclusively for livestock and horses; Pine City Veterinary Clinic, Pine City, NY;
    serving the Twin Tiers region of PA and NY (June 1, 1981 – December 31, 2001)


  • Declines in blood lead concentrations in clinically affected and unaffected cattle accidentally exposed to lead, K. Bischoff,1 B. Thompson, H. N. Erb, W. P. Higgins, J. G. Ebel, J. R. Hillebrandt, JVDI 2012 24(1) 182–187
  • T. McComb, K. Bischoff, B. Thompson, M. C. Smith, H. O. Mohammed, J. Ebel, and J. Hillebrandt, An investigation of blood selenium concentrations of goats in New York State, JVDI 2010 22: 696-701
  • Trace Mineral Concentrations in Dairy Cattle with Rupture of Abdominal Artery Aneurysms, C. G. lamm, K. L. Bischoff, H. N. Erb, C. L. guard, J. R. Hillebrandt, B Thompson, B.L.Njaa, The Bovine Practitioner Spring 2010 44(1):36-40
  • In vitro cellular immune responses to recombinant antigens of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis, Sung Jae Shin, Chao-Fu Chang, Ching-Dong Chang, Sean P McDonough, Belinda Thompson, Han Sang Yoo, and Yung-Fu Chang, Infection and Immunity, Aug. 2005, 5074-5085.
  • Genetically Identical Bovine Virus Diarrhea Viruses Isolated from an Aborted Ovine Fetus and a Yearling Hereford Heifer on the Same Premises – B. Thompson, E. Dubovi, B. Njaa, J.F. Ridpath (Scientific Sessions, 47th Annual Meeting, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians October, 2004)

Awards and Honors

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (2015 – 2016)

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • NYS Veterinary Medical Society
  • Southern Tier Veterinary Medical Society
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • BVD Ad-Hoc Committee (2009, 2010)
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
  • United States Animal Health Association
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians