Dr. Margaret (Margy) McEntee was appointed the Alexander de Lahunta Chair of Clinical Sciences for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2011. Dr. McEntee has been serving as interim chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences since February 1, 2010. Margy succeeds Dr. Rodney Page who led the department from 2005 until February 2010 and then returned to his native Colorado where he is serving as director of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.
Dr. McEntee received her DVM from Cornell in 1986 and then went to North Carolina State University where she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery (1986-1987), a residency in medical oncology (1987-1989), a radiation oncology residency (1991-1993), and was a clinical instructor of the oncology service (1989-1993). After working at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, the Animal Medical Center, and the University of California at Davis, Dr. McEntee returned to Cornell in 2000 where she was appointed Associate Professor of Oncology and Co-Director of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research. Dr. McEntee is board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She has been Professor with indefinite tenure at Cornell since 2008.
The Department of Clinical Sciences is the largest of the five academic departments at the College with more than 60 faculty, six interns, 45 residents, and 11 graduate students who have extensive clinical responsibilities and participate in a significant number of foundation and distribution courses. As department chair, Dr. McEntee will provide academic and strategic leadership for the education, research, and clinical service programs of the department and will work closely with the other department chairs and the director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.