Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Anusha Balakrishnan

Anusha Balakrishnan, BVSc, DACVECC


Staff Criticalist, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency-Critical Care, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine


American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care


Subspecialty emphasis:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Septic shock
  • Polytrauma

Dr. Balakrishnan earned her veterinary degree in India, then moved to the US to further her training. Following an internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she completed a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. She then served as faculty in the Emergency and Critical Care Department at the Ohio State University before joining CUVS in 2016. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Dr. Balakrishnan has outstanding training in both emergency care and in managing critical patients. Her clinical and research interests include respiratory critical care and septic shock. She has lectured and published in these areas, and continues to study various ways to assess and improve oxygenation in this population of critically ill animals.

Dr. Balakrishnan believes strongly in being able to provide state-of-the-art management for critically ill pets while always keeping in mind the quality of life of the pet and goals of the family. She brings a combination of extraordinary competence and compassion to every interaction.

Specialty Services

Emergency & Critical Care


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment