Department of Clinical Sciences

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Advancing the health
and well-being
of animals
and people

Margaret McEntee

Margaret C. McEntee, DVM
Alexander de Lahunta Chair of
the Department of Clinical Sciences

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C2502A CPC, Box 31
Ithaca, NY 14853

About our department


The mission of the Department of Clinical Sciences is to promote teaching, research, and service in the field of veterinary medicine.

Teaching - To provide clinical expertise and excellence in teaching throughout the curriculum.

- To conduct excellent research which will enhance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal disease, promote animal health and productivity, and take advantage of our unique access to naturally-occurring clinical disease in order to explore mechanisms of fundamental importance to biomedical science.

- To provide excellent clinical service to the profession and community as well as a focus of veterinary clinical expertise to the College and University.


At a Glance

Clinical Sciences faculty come from more than 14 countries on six continents, including
15  U.S. states
73  Faculty Members
12  Adjunct Faculty Members
10  Emeritus Faculty
50  Residents
19  Specialty Sections (Explore our Department)
9    Administrative Staff



Clinical Sciences faculty are responsible for many programs independent of the department such as the Cornell Biobank, Estimated Breeding Values, Equine Performance Clinic, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, and the Swanson Wildlife Health Clinic.  We also partner with many organizations such as the Bronx Zoo, Cayuga Medical Center, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society and the International Rhinoceros Foundation.