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Cornell University    
  Feb 17, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

In the College of Veterinary Medicine .


Lorin D. Warnick, dean

Meg Thompson, director, Cornell University Hospital for Animals

Alexander Travis, associate dean of International Programs

Donald Smith, secretary of the college

Katherine M. Edmondson, assistant dean for learning and instruction

Bettina Wagner, associate dean for research and graduate education

David Howe, assistant dean for finance and administration

Kevin Mahaney, assistant dean for alumni affairs and development

Susan L. Fubini, associate dean for academic affairs

Colin Parrish, director, James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health and Feline Health Center

Marnie FitzMaurice, Veterinary Curriculum Director

Francois Elvinger, assistant dean for diagnostic operations

Kristen Pennock, director of student financial planning

Erla Heyns, director, Flower Sprecher Veterinary Library

Mary Beth Jordan, director of human resources

John Parker, director of leadership and training initiatives

Jennifer A. Mailey, director of admissions

Jai Sweet, director of student services and multicultural affairs

Len Johnson, assistant dean for marketing and communications

Department Chairs

Biomedical Sciences: M. Roberson

Clinical Sciences: M. McEntee

Microbiology and Immunology: A. August

Molecular Medicine: M. Linder

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences: C. Altier

The College

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a professional program that requires four years of full-time academic and clinical study of the normal and abnormal structure and function of the animal body and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disease.

Graduates of the college receive the doctor of veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) degree, which is recognized by licensing boards throughout the world. Graduates generally enter private practice or academia, or become engaged in one of an increasing number of biomedical activities.

Admission requires a minimum of three years of college work, including specific prerequisite courses and experience. Applications must be filed approximately one year before the proposed matriculation date. The competition for admission is keen, since there are many more qualified applicants than can be admitted.

Graduate programs in veterinary research and postdoctoral training in clinical specialties are open to doctors of veterinary medicine and some highly qualified holders of baccalaureate degrees and lead to the degree of master of science or doctor of philosophy.

More detailed information is available at the College of Veterinary Medicine website,

Note: 5000- and 6000-level courses are open only to veterinary students except by written permission from the instructor.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s professional curriculum comprises courses in two categories: Foundation courses and Distribution courses.

Courses contributing to the D.V.M. degree begin with VTMED.