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Department of Biomedical Sciences


Contact Information

Dr. Elizabeth Buckles
Section Chief

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
T6 008A Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853
elb36@cornell.edu


Dr. Teresa Southard
Residency Training Director

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
A1 212 Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Ithaca, NY 14853
tls93@cornell.edu

Dr. Jeanine Peters-Kennedy
Residency Training Director

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
A1 210 Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Ithaca, NY 14853
jp256@cornell.edu


May Lovelace
Adminstrative Assistance

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
T8 004 Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853
mrl34@cornell.edu

Residency Program in Pathology

Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

 

Residency Program in Anatomic Pathology

Cornell has one of the oldest pathology training programs in the country. Approximately 80% of our alumni have passed the ACVP certifying examination and Cornell trained pathologists can be found working in academia, industry, the government, and diagnostic labs throughout the world. Training consists of an intense 3 year course of study designed to prepare competitively selected veterinarians for careers in veterinary diagnostic pathology, industrial and pharmaceutical pathology, comparative pathology, or to provide a foundation for graduate studies leading to a career in biomedical research.

The training consists of rotational exposure to extensive case material available through the necropsy and surgical pathology services. The caseload consists of a variety of species including food and fiber animals, horses, dogs and cats, exotics, lab animals and wildlife. The service see over 6000 surgical biopsies and 1000 necropsies per year. Cases include a wide variety of domestic small and large animals, exotics, wildlife and lab animals. Through interaction with the faculty (click here), the trainee develops skills in recognition and description of lesions, formulation of morphologic diagnoses, correlation of functional changes with tissue structural alterations, and an understanding of the pathogenesis of lesions, thus cultivating a sound conceptual approach to understanding the pathologic expression of a wide variety of disease processes in common animal species.

This training schedule is supplemented by slide seminars, lectures, rounds, diagnostic journal clubs, tutorials, research projects and rotation through specialty service laboratories and clinical services at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.

For information about applying to the Residency Program in Anatomic Pathology, please click here.

Residency Program in Anatomic Pathology

Minimum Living and Housing Costs

The International Student/Scholar’s Office has determined that living expenses in Ithaca for a single student can range between $1,900 and $2,250 per month. Including utilities, housing for a one-bedroom apartment (not shared) can range from $600 to 900, and from $700 to 1300 for a two-bedroom apartment. A married couple without children needs at least $2,650 a month to reasonably cover expenses. Families with children should add $300/month for each child. For more information, please consult the ISSO website: Animal Health Diagnostic Center

http://www.isso.cornell.edu/students/comingtocornell.php

Location

Ithaca, New York, home of Cornell University, is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, about 250 miles from New York City. The spectacular natural beauty of this area is characterized by gorges, valleys, lakes streams, waterfalls, and rolling farmland.

Ithaca, New York, home of Cornell University

The University

An internationally known research university, Cornell has seven undergraduate colleges; a graduate school; professional-degree schools in business management, medicine, law, and veterinary medicine; and affiliated faculty units. Founded in 1865, Cornell is the youngest member of the Ivy League and is New York State's land-grant institution. Cornell faculty members are leaders in their fields, and many have been honored as Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and members of the National Academy of Sciences. Cornell awarded the nation’s first university degree in veterinary medicine. According to a 2008 survey, there were approximately 13,846 undergraduates and 6,427 graduate and professional students on campus.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.