Dr. Mandi Kleman reviews fluoroscopic images at the new Cornell
University Veterinary Specialists, a center located in Stamford, Conn.,
that is operated by the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.
"As the largest university-affiliated veterinary specialty and emergency hospital in the nation, we are committed to providing the most sophisticated and compassionate patient care," said Dr. Susan Hackner, chief medical officer, in the press release. "We will contribute to the advancement of companion animal medicine as well as being a good neighbor—to our community and to the profession. Our aim is to combine the most advanced medical practice within a service-oriented, efficient, and sustainable practice model."
The decision to open a referral/emergency clinic in the New York metropolitan area was an outcome of the veterinary college's strategic planning process. CUVS is housed in a 20,000-square-foot building that is part of a mixed-use urban redevelopment project, which includes a supermarket, apartments, and office buildings.
The university says the clinic will expand Cornell's role in specialty medicine by creating an integrated veterinary medical center that supports clinical research and expands the educational experience for veterinary residents and students seeking their DVM degree. The facility includes a tiered auditorium and overnight rooms for rotating students and residents.