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Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Don Smith

Donald F. Smith
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
T1 002 VRT, Box 44
Ithaca, NY 14853
dfs6@cornell.edu

Interests and Activities

Current Activities

History and public policy in veterinary medicine:

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


Honors and Awards

1992 Member, National Academy of Practices (Veterinary Medicine)

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

1981 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Veterinary Medicine

1974 Andrew Smith Gold Medal (ranked top of graduating class)