Jeanine Peters-Kennedy, DVM, DACVP

Jeanine Peters-Kennedy, DVM, DACVP

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Associate Clinical Professor, Pathology

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

Office: 607-253-3319
Fax: 607-253-3357

Research & Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Dermatopathology; animal models of skin disease; wildlife diseases

Teaching Interests

My primary role is teaching residents and veterinary students. I enjoy interacting with the pathology and dermatology residents and third and fourth year veterinary students through the surgical biopsy service, necropsy service, and dermatology clinic. I also teach some didactic course work to first year veterinary students.


  • DVM, University of Georgia, 2000

Biography/Professional Experience

Dr. Jeanine Peters-Kennedy is Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2004) and the American College of Veterinary Dermatologists (2007). She has been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Sciences since 2007 and also works 4-6 weeks per year in the Department of Clinical Sciences as a Clinical Dermatologist. Dr. Peters-Kennedy received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2000. She did her anatomic pathology (2000-2003) and dermatology training (2004-2006) at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine.


  • Peters J, Scott DW, Miller WH (2008) Case Report: Apparent clinical resolution of pinnal actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma in a cat using topical imiquimod 5% cream (pending publication in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery).
  • Peters J, Scott DW, Miller WH, Erb NH (2007). Comparative analysis of canine dermatophytosis and superficial pemphigus for the prevalence of dermatophytes and acantholytic keratinocytes: a histopathologic and clinical retrospective study. Veterinary Dermatology 18:234-240.
  • Scott DW, Peters J, Miller WH (2006). Efficacy of orbifloxacin tablets for the treatment of superficial and deep pyoderma due to Staphylococcus intermedius infection in dogs. Canadian Veterinary Journal 47:999-1002.
  • Smoliga J, Schatzberg S, Peters J, McDonough S, de Lahunta, A (2005). Myopathy caused by a histiocytic sarcoma in a cat. Journal of Small Animal Practice 46(1):34-38.
  • Peters J, Scott DW, Erb HN, and Miller WH (2003). Hereditary nasal parakeratosis in Labrador retrievers: 11 new cases and a retrospective study on the occurrence of accumulations of serum ("serum lakes") in the epidermis of parakeratotic dermatoses and inflamed nasal plana of dogs. Veterinary Dermatology 14:197-203.
  • Cutlip RC, Miller JM, Hamir AN, Peters J, Robinson MM, Jenny AL, Lehmkuhl HD, Taylor WD, Bisplinghoff FD (2001). Resistance of cattle to scrapie by the oral route. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research 65 (2):131-2.
  • Peters J, Miller JM, Jenny AL, Peterson TL, and Carmichael KP (2000). Immunohistochemical diagnosis of chronic wasting disease in preclinically affected elk from a captive herd. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 12:579-582.

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