Cornell University Hospital for Animals


About Us

Hospital Administration

Hospital Director

Dr. Warnick

Lorin Warnick, DVM, PhD
Dr. Warnick has been a faculty member at Cornell since 1996 having worked as a large animal clinician, epidemiologist, and as Associate Dean for Veterinary Education. He received his veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1988, a PhD from Cornell University in 1994, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.


Director of Finance and Administration

Danielle Pfaff

Danielle Pfaff


Medical Directors

Dr. Flanders

James Flanders, DVM
James Flanders has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1981 with a focus on soft tissue surgery. He received his DVM from the University of California and completed a residency in 1983 at Cornell University. He is certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery. He lives in Ithaca with his wife, two children, and one cat.

Dr. Miller William Miller, DVM

William Miller has been practicing veterinary dermatology since 1977. He received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He then completed an internship at Cornell University and a residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Ducharme Norm G. Ducharme, DVM, MSc

Norm Ducharme is a large animal surgeon specializing in equine performance issues and is the medical director of the Equine and Farm Animal Hospitals at Cornell. He has been practicing large animal surgery since 1979. He received his DVM from the University of Montreal and then completed an internship and residency in Large Animal Surgery at Cornell. He also received a master's degree in Large Animal Surgery from the University of Guelph. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.


Hospital Operations Staff

Wendy English

Wendy English
Client Service Manager

Sarah Bassman

Sarah Bassman
Client Service Coordinator
Sarah Bassman is Cornell’s referring veterinarian and client coordinator, a position dedicated to providing additional care and service to our clients and referring veterinarians.
Tel: 607-253-3641    Email:

Sue Proper

Sue Proper
Hospital Operations

Marcella Benda Marcella Benda

Hospital Operations
Tel: 607-253-3030

Rosemary Adessa Rosemary Adessa

Coordinator of Clinical Programs and Professional Services

Pilar Thompson Pilar Thompson

Coordinator of the Visiting Veterinarian and Extern Program

Kevin Lyon Kevin Lyon

Financial Specialist

Amanda Bailey

Amanda Bailey
Accounts Representative