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Paul Maza, D.V.M.
Lecturer in Anatomy

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Phone: 607 253 3433
Fax: 607 253 3851

Paul is a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.  He obtained his DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, and a PhD in Science Teaching from Syracuse University in 2010.  He teaches in the team-taught, problem-based learning course in anatomy in the veterinary curriculum, called The Animal Body, and in another problem-based learning course in physiology, Function and Dysfunction.  Also, Paul is the course leader of a separate distribution course, Anatomy of the Carnivore, in which the anatomy of the cat is studied and compared to that of the dog, with applications to clinical medicine and natural history.  Other duties include serving on the admissions and curriculum committees.

In the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Paul is a faculty consultant for the student-run Community Practice Service.  Also, Paul helps run a program through the Community Practice Service and the Hospital, in conjunction with the local non-profit organization Shelter Outreach Services, to help students learn techniques in ovariohysterectomies and castrations of free-roaming cats, at regional animal shelters, and discuss topics in shelter and feline medicine.   

Additionally, Paul is a co-director of the Feline Health Center, which is a unit of the College that finds ways of preventing and curing diseases of cats by conducting and sponsoring breakthrough feline health studies; educating veterinarians and cat owners about feline health by providing timely medical information and by promoting public understanding and awareness of feline issues; and aiding veterinarians when new or unknown feline diseases occur.