Dorothy Ainsworth, DVM, PhD

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Professor, Section of Large Animal Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 25
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.3232
Fax: 607.253.3271

Research/Clinical Interest

Dr. Ainsworth’s research focuses on understanding equine pulmonary biology and immunology with specific interest in neonatal septicemia, equine neurodevelopmental problems resulting from environmental chemical exposure, and the genetic basis of equine recurrent laryngeal hemiplegia.

Education and Training

  • 1980     Washington State University, DVM (Cum Laude)
  • 1980-1981     San Luis Rey Equine Clinic, Internship - Equine Surgery and Radiology
  • 1981-1983     Michigan State University, Residency in Equine Medicine
  • 1985     University of Wisconsin, MSc, Veterinary Science
  • 1990     University of Wisconsin, PhD, Veterinary Science



PubMed     Please select the PubMed link for a listing of Dr. Ainsworth's publications

Awards and Honors

  • 2018     SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
  • Norden Teaching Award
  • NIH Senior Research Fellow (NHLBI)

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS)