Your scheduled visit to the Theriogenology Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals begins with a check-in at the reception desk. Following a small amount of paperwork, you will be greeted in the waiting room by one or two students rotating on the Theriogenology Service and be taken to a private examination room. Once there, the students will collect information about your animal's history and then perform a physical examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding in allowing these future veterinarians to interact with you and your pet.
The students will then consult with our residents and faculty regarding their findings and assessments. A resident or faculty member will accompany the student back into your examination room and will examine your pet again and then discuss a plan to reach a diagnosis, including optional next steps, cost and logistics.
Often, you will be asked to leave your pet in our care so that we can begin appropriate testing. Given our schedule and consultations with other specialists regarding your pet's care, you may be asked to return to discuss the findings later in the day. Some animals with more serious conditions will be admitted to the hospital for further monitoring and treatment.