The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and its satellite clinic, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS), will be the official veterinary care providers for the 143rd annual Westminster Dog Show Feb. 11-13 in New York City.
The collaboration marks the beginning of a multiyear partnership between Cornell and The Westminster Kennel Club, founded in 1877 and dedicated to purebred dogs. The club is renowned for its Best in Show event and agility and obedience competitions.
“The Westminster Kennel Club is excited to have Cornell as our veterinary care provider,” said Westminster Kennel Club President Charlton Reynders III. “Their world-class knowledge and training in veterinary medicine makes them the ideal partner for our iconic event, and we plan to strengthen this collaboration in the future.”
“We greatly look forward to working with The Westminster Kennel Club,” said Lorin Warnick, Ph.D. ’94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “This relationship will be a rewarding one for both Cornell and Westminster as we exchange our expertise and enthusiasm for dogs of every shape and size.”
As part of this partnership, CVM and CUVS veterinarians will be on call for the duration of the Westminster show to provide treatment and consultation to all animal guests of the event. A Cornell booth will present Q&A sessions and informational activities and resources on specialty services, basic veterinary care and clinical trials carried out at CVM and CUVS.
Lauren Cahoon Roberts is assistant director of communications at the College of Veterinary Medicine.