Daniel Lopez, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

Daniel Lopez

Department of Clinical Sciences

Assistant Professor, Section of Small Animal Surgery

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 31
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: djl242@cornell.edu


Clinical/Research Interest

Clinical interests include general soft tissue, general orthopedic surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Research interests include evidence based medicine and surgical site infections.   

Education and Training

  • Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ithaca, NY
    Small Animal Surgery Residency, July 2017 - July 2020
  • Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON
    Small Animal Rotating Internship, June 2016 - June 2017
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, May 2016
  • Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY
    Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Research, May 2012
    Thesis Title- Neonatal Programming: The Lactocrine Hypothesis and the Administration of Oral Exogenous Insulin in Dairy Calves



  • Lopez DJ, McCalla S, Korten B, Baum J, Flanders J, Sumner J. Comparison of patient outcome in dogs following enterotomy versus intestinal resection and anastomosis for treatment of intestinal foreign bodies. Submitted with revisions JAVMA-19-11-0557.R1
  • Lopez DJ, Hayes GM, Fefer G, McCalla S, LaLonde-Paul DF, Flanders J, Sumner J. The effect of subcutaneous closure technique on incisional complications and postoperative pain in cats undergoing midline celiotomy: A randomized blinded controlled trial. Vet Surg 2020;49:321-328.
  • Swieton N, Singh A, Lopez DJ, Oblak M, Hoddinott K. Retrospective evaluation on the outcome of perineal herniorrhaphy augmented with porcine small intestinal submucosa in 11 dogs and 3 cats. Accepted Can Vet J 2019-0182-R2
  • Lopez DJ*, VanDeventer GM*, Krotscheck U, Aryazand Y, MacConkey MJ, Hayashi K, Todhunter RJ, and Hayes G. Retrospective Study of Factors Associated With Infections in Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy in Dogs. JAVMA 2018;253:315-321 *Co-first authors
  • Lopez DJ, Singh AS, Smeak D. Gastrointestinal Anastomosis Using Linear Stapling. Clinicians Brief Procedures Pro. March 2018
  • Lopez DJ, Singh AS, Wright TF, Gartley C, Walker M. Laparoscopic-Assisted Ovariohysterectomy for an Ovarian Tumor in a Dog: A Case Report. Can Vet J 2017;58:975-979
  • Lopez DJ, Singh AS. Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. Clinicians Brief Procedures Pro. June 2017

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Zeta Alpha Chapter Outstanding Clinical Manuscript, February 2019 and February 2020

  • Cornell University Resident of the Year, Small Animal Hospital, May 2018

  • The Daphne Award, May 2016

  • Phi Zeta Inductee, April 2016

  • John F. Cummings Memorial Award, May 2015