Pet Owner Education

CUVS Pet Owner Education Series

We offer educational sessions to pet owners to discuss current topics that would be helpful to pet owners and even animal lovers.

CPR Training for Pet Owners

What would you do if your pet collapses? Or stops breathing? Are you prepared?

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers a 1-hour online CPR course for pet owners and pet care professionals (such as pet sitters, dog walkers, dog care providers and groomers). A certificate of completion will be issued by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).

Online Pet CPR Course screen shot

Understanding Medical Conditions and Diagnoses

Helpful information for pet owners.

CUVS Articles and Brochures

Cornell Feline Health Center: Articles & Brochures

The Cornell Feline Health Center is the resource for feline health, providing a host of excellent resources regarding feline health and wellness.

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Ear Issues


Eye Problems

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Fleas & Ticks

Fungal Infections

Gastrointestinal Issues


Health Hazards

Heart Problems




Kidney Issues


Nasal Problems

Neurological Issues

Nutrition and Weight Control







Respiratory Issues


Skin Problems


Staph Infection


Urinary Issues

Vestibular Problems


Cornell University Baker Institute for Animal Health

Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health is a veterinary research center with a long history of transformative discoveries, including breakthroughs in infectious disease and vaccines, reproduction and genetics. The Institute fosters excellence and address real-world problems by focusing attention on a strategic selection of cutting-edge fields of research. The Institute also seeks to be a leader in training scientists and veterinarian scientists in state-of-the-art methods in animal health research. By applying innovative and collaborative approaches in research and training, the Baker Institute’s mission is to improve the lives of animals and humans alike.

General Pet Wellness and Care

Cornell Feline Health Center

Listed below is a select compilation of feline behavioral topics provided by our feline experts.

Poison Control

Poison Control Helplines

If your pet ingests a poison, please immediately contact one of the below helplines to provide you with information and recommendations. The sooner a toxicity is addressed, the more effective the treatment, and the better the chances for survival.

  • ASPCA - 888.426.4435 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A fee may be charged. If your pet has a microchip, however, the charge is waived.
  • Pet Poison Helpline - 855.764.7661. A fee will be charged.

Other Cornell University Resources

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College is recognized for the strategic breadth of focus areas and depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Cornell University Hospital for Animals

Located in Ithaca, NY on Cornell’s main campus, the Cornell University Hospital for Animals includes the Companion Animal Hospital, the Equine Hospital, the Nemo Farm Animal Hospital, the Wildlife Health Center, and the Ambulatory Clinic. Together, they provide leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation, and scientific innovation.

Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC)

Cornell’s AHDC is one of the largest and well-regarded veterinary clinical pathology laboratories in the world. The AHDC conducts approximately one million tests on more than 150,000 individual samples each year, from across the United States and Canada. The lab works closely with New York State to ensure the early detection and control of pathogens that can significantly affect the health of animals and humans.

Cornell Feline Health Center

The Cornell Feline Health Center is the only such Center in the world. It provides myriad resources to feline veterinarians and cat owners.

Cornell University Baker Institute for Animal Health

Baker Institute for Animal Health builds on more than a half century of discoveries and innovation in vaccines and infectious disease, cancer research, reproductive biology, and basic biology. Their faculty and research staff study pathogens and genetic disorders of dogs, cats, and other animals, and the underlying causes of cancer in animals and humans, often leading the science in new and innovative directions.

  • News Releases
  • Spotlight News
  • Animal Health Articles
  • VetAccess - is a fee-based customized research and document delivery service that provides rapid and easy access to information contained in the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Practicing veterinarians, researchers, animal or pet owners, or simply people with a passion for up-to-date information on all aspects of veterinary medicine can use VetAccess.

Pet Loss & Bereavement

Online Support:

cat eyes photoThe Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement:, chatrooms: M,T,W, F: 8-10 pm, Th 7-9 pm, Sun 2-4 pm

The Argus Institute at Colorado State University:

Veterinary Wisdom:

Final Gift Grief Support:

Phone Support:

Pet Loss Support Hotline at Cornell - 607.253.3932
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (EST), Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Book Support:

The Loss of a Pet, by Wallace Sife

Companion Animal Death, by Mary F. Stewart

Coping With Sorrow, by Moira Anderson

Coping With The Loss of a Pet, by Christina M. Lemiux

Pet-Friendly Hotels in the Area

Stamford, CT

Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main Street – 203.358.8400
Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa, 243 Tresser Boulevard – 203.357.9555
Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, One First Stamford Place – 203.967.2222
Amsterdam Hotel, 19 Clarks Hill Avenue – 203.327.4300
Super 8 Stamford, 32 Grenhart Road – 203.324.8887
LaQuinta Inn & Suites Stamford, 135 Harvard Avenue – 203.357.7100

Old Greenwich, CT

Hyatt Regency Greenwich-Stamford, 1800 East Putnam Avenue – 203.637.1234

Norwalk, CT

EVEN Hotels Norwalk, 426 Main Avenue, Route 7 – 203.846.9355
Extended Stay America, 400 Main Avenue – 203.847.6888
The Guest House at Norwalk Inn, 93 East Avenue – 203.852.2375
Econo Lodge Norwalk, 469 Westport Avenue – 203.847.5827

Rye Brook, NY

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