George V. Kollias, DVM, PhD

Craig Altier

Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American College of Zoological Medicine

Jay Hyman Professor Emeritus, Section of Wildlife Medicine

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

Office: 607.253.3049
Office: 607.253.3024
Fax: 607.253.3271

Research/Clinical Interest

Wildlife Health and Conservation, specifically Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Reintroduction Medicine.


  • 1982     University of California at Davis, PhD
  • 1974-1976     University of California at Davis, Residency in Wildlife/Zoological Medicine
  • 1974     Westcott Hospital for Animals, Detroit, MI, Internship in Small Animal Practice
  • 1972     University of Missouri, DVM


pubmedPlease select the PubMed link for a listing of Dr. Kollias' publications.

Awards and Honors

  • 1996     American College of Zoological Medicine Manuscript Award.
  • 1989-1994     Trustee and Vice President of the Wildlife Division, Morris Animal Foundation, Englewood, Colorado.
  • 1993     Member of Phi Zeta for Excellence in Scholarship and Research, Cornell University.
  • 1987     Member of Phi Zeta for Excellence in Scholarship and Research, University of Florida.
  • 1985     Endowed Laboratory for Studies in Zoological Medicine, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 1984     Charter Member and Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine.

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • American College of Zoological Medicine
  • American Federation of Aviculture
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Association of Primate Veterinary Clinicians
  • Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums - Professional Affiliate
  • British Veterinary Zoological Society
  • International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
  • National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association
  • The Consortium of Aquariums, Universities, and Zoos
  • Wildlife Disease Association