Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Joseph Wakshlag

Joseph Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR

Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine



American College of Veterinary Nutrition

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation


Subspecialty Emphasis

  • Carotenoids
  • Metabolism in working dogs
  • Fatty acid metabolism in cancer cell biology

Dr. Wakshlag received his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He remained at Cornell University for a residency in Pathology followed by a residency in Clinical Nutrition. He also completed a PhD in Pharmacology in 2005. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2008. He later went on to pursue specialty training in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, becoming one of the first veterinarians to be board certified in this specialty. Dr. Wakshlag’s research interests include carotenoids and fatty acid metabolism in cancer cell biology and metabolism in working dogs. He is widely published, lectures extensively on a variety of nutrition- and sports medicine-related topics, and continues to mentor students, interns and residents.

Dr. Wakshlag is any Associate Professor at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is based at the College. ┬áHe spends time at CUVS, and also provides nutrition consultations and comprehensive dietary formulations for our patients and clients.


Specialty Services



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