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Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Peter Scrivani

Peter V. Scrivani
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C2 512 CPC, Box 36
Ithaca, NY 14853
pvs2@cornell.edu

Research/Clinical Interests


Research Focus: Head and neck imaging in animals

As a clinical scientist and veterinary radiologist, the broadest description of my research is the use of imaging and epidemiologic techniques for investigating and establishing the best clinical practices in animal health care. My specific research focus is advancing the understanding of head and neck disorders, with emphasis on the role of the underlying morphology. Modern technological innovations have made imaging indispensable for evaluating conditions that involve the complex structures of the head and neck (eg, skull base, central nervous system, deep vascular and lymphatic tissues, paranasal sinuses, endocrine glands)—especially when considering the vast anatomic variation among species. My research has direct benefit to the animals that are commonly admitted to our hospital (ie, dogs, horses, and cats) and the people associated with these animals.

Research Interests:

  • Post-anesthetic blindness in cats due to vascular occlusion associated with mouth position
  • Equine neuroimaging, especially improved diagnosis of cervical stenotic myelopathy
  • Non-invasive imaging biomarkers of high intracranial pressure in dogs and horses
  • Diagnosis and treatment of feline hyperthyroidism


Clinical Interests: CT/MRI; Pulmonary imaging