Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC

Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American Veterinary Dental College

Assistant Professor, Section of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

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

Office: 607.253.4387
Fax: 607.253.3531

Research/Clinical Interest

Dr. Peralta's research interests include:

  • The use of molecular techniques to study microbial pathogenesis of dental diseases in dogs and cats.
  • Molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis of canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma.
  • Morphological, clinical and surgical aspect of congenital palatal defect in dogs.

Dr. Peralta's teaching emphasis is on diagnostic and therapeutic principles of dental, oral and maxillofacial disease of small animals.

Education and Training

  • 2009     University of California Davis, Residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery
  • 1999     Universidad de la Salle, Colombia, DVM


Santiago Peralta has been practicing veterinary dentistry and oral surgery since 2004. He received his degree in veterinary medicine from La Salle University in Bogota, Colombia, in 1999. He worked in private practice for six years before specializing in dentistry and oral surgery. He completed a Residency in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California - Davis in 2009, and joined the faculty at Cornell in 2011. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.


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

Honors and Awards

  • 2012     Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • 2012     Research Award, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Veterinary Dental College
  • Consejo Profesional de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia de Colombia

  • New York State Veterinary Medical Society

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