Cornell University Hospital for Animals


About Us

Peter V. Scrivani, DVM, DACVR

  • Peter V. Scrivani, DVM, DACVR
  • Title: Associate Professor of Imaging, Section Chief of Imaging
  • return to list

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; Neuroimaging; Pulmonary imaging; small and large animals


Teaching Interests: Anatomy, Thoracic Imaging, CT/MRI, Radiology, small and large animals