Peter V. Scrivani, DVM

Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Radiology
Professor, Section of Diagnostic Imaging
Section Chief

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Campus Road, Box 36
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research/Clinical Interest

Research Focus: Head and neck imaging in animals.
As a clinical scientist and veterinary radiologist, the broadest description of my research is the use of imaging and epidemiologic techniques for investigating and establishing the best clinical practices in animal health care. My specific research focus is advancing the understanding of head and neck disorders, with emphasis on the role of the underlying morphology. Modern technological innovations have made imaging indispensable for evaluating conditions that involve the complex structures of the head and neck (eg, skull base, central nervous system, deep vascular and lymphatic tissues, paranasal sinuses, endocrine glands)—especially when considering the vast anatomic variation among species. My research has direct benefit to the animals that are commonly admitted to our hospital (ie, dogs, horses, and cats) and the people associated with these animals.

Research Interests:

  • Post-anesthetic blindness in cats due to vascular occlusion associated with mouth position
  • Equine neuroimaging, especially improved diagnosis of cervical stenotic myelopathy
  • Non-invasive imaging biomarkers of high intracranial pressure in dogs and horses
  • Diagnosis and treatment of feline hyperthyroidism

Clinical Interests: CT/MRI; Pulmonary imaging

Education and Training

  • 1997     Ohio State University, Residency in Radiology
  • 1993     Cornell University, DVM
  • 1989     Cornell University, BS

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 1998     Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology


pubmed    Please select the PubMed link for a list of Dr. Scrivani's publications.

Veterinary Head and Neck Imaging
Scrivani PV. Veterinary head and neck imaging, First edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2022. ISBN: 978-1-119-11859-6 

Honors and Awards

  • 1997     Service Award, The Ohio State University           
  • 1997     Clinical Teaching Excellence Award, The Ohio State University        
  • 1996     Clinical Teaching Excellence Award, The Ohio State University        

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • Alpha Psi, Beta Chapter
  • American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology, CT/MRI Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • New York State Veterinary Medical Society
  • Phi Zeta, Alpha Chapter
  • World Association of Veterinary Anatomists