Dr. Donald F. Smith
College of Veterinary Medicine
T1 002 VRT, Box 44
Ithaca, NY 14853
Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Emeritus
Professor of Surgery
History and public policy in veterinary medicine:
Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine
This collection of stories and blogs chronicles events that shaped the veterinary profession. It captures the roles of key veterinarians, and recounts the contributions made by educational institutions, organized veterinary medicine, veterinary practice and industry. This is all with an eye to the future, helping us anticipate what comes next.
Veterinary Legacy Blog
Brief stories of those who have shaped and continue to lead the veterinary profession. Also current topics of interest to veterinarians, veterinary students and animal lovers.
An Enduring Veterinary Legacy
This collection of interviews conducted by Dr. Smith with Cornell alumni or their closest surviving family members provides a window into the rich and enduring legacy of those veterinarians who promoted and advanced animal health during the early decades of the 20th century.
Teaching for Veterinary Students:
History of veterinary medicine
Problem-based learning curriculum, first year students
DVM Admissions Committee, Chair, 2010-2013
Education and Training
1977 University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Surgery
1974 University of Guelph, Ontario, DVM with Distinction
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
2007-Present Austin O. Hooey Dean, Emeritus and Professor of Surgery
1997-2007 Dean, Cornell CVM, Endowed as Austin O. Hooey Dean (2003)
My chief goal was to re-establish Cornell as the pre-eminent college of veterinary medicine in the United States by promoting an innovative, forward-looking academic program, and establishing a sustainable administrative structure.
1991-1997 Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Veterinary Education
Led the development of Cornell's new problem-based veterinary curriculum implemented in 1993.
1987-199 Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University
Expanded programs in several areas, notably theriogenology, large animal medicine and surgery, small animal medicine, and epidemiology.
1987-Present Professor of Surgery, Cornell University
1986-1987 Chair, Department of Surgical Sciences, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
1983-1987 Associate professor of surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1977-1982 Assistant professor of surgery, Cornell University
1974-1977 Intern and resident, University of Pennsylvania
Honors and Awards
2007 New York State Veterinarian of the Year
1997 Research Award, Best Paper by Established Investigator (Am Ed Res Assoc)
1995 Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Administration Award
1992 Member, National Academy of Practices (Veterinary Medicine)
1981 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Veterinary Medicine
1974 Andrew Smith Gold Medal (ranked top of graduating class)