Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Internal Medicine

A continuum of care

Our pets cannot tell us specifically when things are going wrong, or when they aren’t feeling well. The only way for us to know is by watching them closely and picking up on subtle cues. It is important to bring your pet to your primary care veterinarian as soon as you see any significant change in behavior, appetite, or activity. Early detection is key. Sometimes, your primary care veterinarian may feel your pet will benefit most from seeing a board-certified internal medicine specialist.

The Internal Medicine service at CUVS provides expertise in many disciplines, including hematology, endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hepatology, respiratory medicine, urology, immune disorders, and infectious diseases. We currently have three board-certified internal medicine specialists on staff. Our experience enables accurate diagnosis in a directed and efficient manner, and also allows us to tailor diagnostic and therapeutic plans to your pet’s specific needs.

Optimal patient outcomes depend on continuity, collaboration, and quality communication with you, your referring veterinarian and, in some cases, other specialists. The internist frequently provides that “bridge”. We serve as an extension of your primary veterinarian’s practice, providing access to diagnostic modalities and expertise, unparalleled resources for treatment, and excellent service.

Marnin Forman, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)


Megan Morgan, VMD, DACVIM

Jessica Chavkin, VMD, DACVIM







At CUVS, internists and criticalists work intimately together to provide a continuum of care for both inpatients and outpatients:

  • Doctors are accessible for case consultation and updates 7 days a week
  • Hospitalized pets receive seamless and unparalleled monitoring and care around the clock
  • You, your pet, and your referring veterinarian benefit from an integrated approach that brings together the best combination of expertise for the individual patient
  • We are uniquely qualified to manage the critically ill or medically complex dog or cat

Internal Medicine at CUVS offers:

  • Complete capabilities for endoscopic diagnosis of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital disease
  • Therapeutic endoscopy, including foreign body retrieval and esophageal balloon procedures
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging, including on-site CT and fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasonographic-, fluoroscopic-, and CT-guided biopsies
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Bone marrow aspiration and core biopsy
  • Tracheal and urethral stenting
  • Comprehensive point-of-care laboratory testing
  • Access to Cornell University’s world-class Animal Health and Diagnostic Center
  • Blood pressure monitoring (direct and indirect)
  • Tracheal wash, bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Blood component transfusion therapy
  • Feeding tube placement (PEG, esophagostomy, NE/NG tube)
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, arthrocentesis


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