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Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC

Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American Veterinary Dental College

Associate 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 oral tumors in small animals.
  • Clinical, surgical, epidemiological and genetic aspects of palatal defects in dogs.

Dr. Peralta's teaching emphasis is on diagnostic and therapeutic principles of dental, oral and maxillofacial diseases 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 and is a Founding Fellow of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


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

Honors and Awards

  • 2018     Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, Research Award
  • 2018     Jaguar Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research of Companion or Wild Animal Odontology
  • 2016     Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, Research Award
  • 2012     Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, Research Award

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Founding Fellow, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AVDC)
  • AOVET Faculty
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Veterinary Science
  • Member, New York State Veterinary Medical Society