Cornell University Hospital for Animals
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
The college offers a program for veterinary practitioners who wish to observe services in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals for a limited period of time. Veterinarians visiting college facilities are observers only; for insurance reasons they are not allowed to become involved in clinical procedures. Demonstrated competence and proficiency in both spoken and written English language skills are required to facilitate the educational process.
Application Procedures & Requirements - please fill out and return application Form- Visitor check list of requirements NO.F- pav37
Visitations to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals by veterinary practitioners must be approved in advance by the faculty of the medical service with all communication with Pilar Thompson.
Because we are located in a rabies endemic area, we require proof of rabies vaccine/titer check with results or proof of a booster within two years of your visit dates.
If you will be visiting our Zoological Medicine/ Wildlife and Exotics Service or Laboratory Animal Medicine rotations; proof of a negative Tuberculine (TB) test is required within one year of your visit dates.
You will be required to provide proof of a US based health insurance policy showing coverage during your visit dates as well. Without all the proofs mentioned above you will not be permitted in the clinics.
To obtain more information about applying to the Visiting Veterinarian Program, see contact information below.
Infection Control Guidelines
These procedures are to be performed prior to entering the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.
Cost - A weekly fee may be charged for observation visits. Visiting veterinarians are responsible for all personal arrangements and associated expenses in addition to their own visa arrangements. For details on any visit please contact Ms. Thompson directly. A non-refundable application and processing fee will be charged once your visit is approved.