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Facilities


One of only 30 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States, the College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York. In the heart of the Finger Lakes region, an area of tremendous natural beauty, Ithaca provides a balanced atmosphere of city and country. The College's central campus has seven main buildings, all part of the State University of New York  (SUNY) system, on 15 acres with a total of 1.2 million square feet of space.

facilities montageVeterinary Medical Center Opened in 1996, houses the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (including the Companion Animal Hospital, and the Nemo Equine and Farm Animal Hospitals) as well as research facilities and offices. Principal patient-care areas in the hospital include behavior, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, ophthalmology, orthopedics and sports medicine, surgery, and theriogenology. State-of-the-art technologies include anesthesiology, clinical laboratories, intensive care and neonatal care units, medical imaging, and specialized surgery suites.

Veterinary Education Center Opened in 1993, the facility is currently closed for renovations related to the pre-clinical class expansion project. It will continue to house the main lecture halls and both wet and dry learning labs; both the Irving W. Wiswall Learning Laboratory and the Jerry and Darlene Bilinski Learning Laboratory will be outfitted with new finishes, furnishing, and technologies to accommodate 120 students.

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library has been temporarily relocated to Shurman hall during the construction.  When completed, the new library space will reside where the old James Law auditorium formerly stood, along with a newpoisonous plant garden.

Veterinary Research Tower A nine-story building added in 1974, the tower houses research facilities, a lecture hall, conference rooms, and offices. Renovations are under way to reconfigure levels six and seven into larger, open laboratory spaces, while the glass curtain wall will be replaced with with new, energy-efficient windows.

Schurman Hall A three-story building, Schurman Hall houses classrooms, tutorial rooms, the modular resource center, research facilities, and offices. The 3,500-square-foot modular resource center is a visual library of self-contained learning stations that feature interactive learning resources. Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory

New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, also known as the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, is the official laboratory of New York State and the state diagnostic center for animal disease control. With much support from New York State, the College opened a new building in 2010, dedicated to the surveillance, research, regulatory, and testing work conducted at the Center. The laboratory services patients of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals as well as those of veterinary practitioners in New York State and nationally. The laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and the United States Department of Agriculture and its Animal-Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS). The diagnostic lab also carries public health accreditation for endocrinology and water testing. 

Cornell's Teaching Dairy Barn is a state-of-the-art facility that serves the instructional livestock needs of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Part of the University's 50-year campus master plan, the Teaching Dairy Barn is the inaugural building at the University's future Large Animal Teaching Complex, a 5-acre parcel that will serve the University's livestock endeavors from now on, freeing campus grounds for other academic facilities. Conveniently located within safe walking distance of campus, the site is ultimately expected to have a multipurpose livestock teaching arena (to include a livestock pavilion, additional teaching barns, and pasture area), equine metabolism unit, and a large animal research and teaching unit (LARTU).

Nearby, on the central campus are several additional college facilities:

The Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center, an annex of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, provides comprehensive medical and surgical care to sick, injured or otherwise impaired native wild animals

James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health A world-renowned center for canine and equine research, the Institute includes the Cornell Research Laboratory for Diseases of the Dog, the Center for Canine Genetics and Reproduction, the Laboratory of Immunology, and the Cornell Equine Genetics Center.

Cornell Equine Annex and Research Park On 165 acres, the park features boarding and other facilities for 150 horses, a half-mile track, stallion barn, and separate brood-mare barn with a laboratory for reproductive studies.

In addition, we have a number of satellite facilities:

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists: Located in Elmont, NY, across the backstretch of the historic Belmont Park, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists extends the reach of the Cornell Equine Hospital and provides excellent specialty care in state-of-the-art facilities to promote the health and well-being of horses.

Quality Milk Production Services hosts four regional laboratories (in Ithaca, Cobleskill, Canton, and Warsaw) that serve as an extension of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center, assisting in performing field and laboratory diagnostic evaluations of dairy problems, obtaining diagnosis, and promoting the control of other infectious diseases affecting the agricultural industry in New York State.

Cornell University Duck Research Laboratory is a research, service, and biologics production laboratory located on Long Island at Eastport, NY. IT is a national and international resource for information on duck production and disease control.