The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has recently welcomed many new faculty members to our academic departments, each one bringing a unique set of skills and experience that enriches our college every day. In this Q&A series, you'll get to know their interests, expertise and more.
This profile features Dr. Katharyn Mitchell, assistant professor in the section of large animal internal medicine.
What has been your academic/career path leading up to Cornell?
I graduated from Massey University in 2003, with internships in equine medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney (2003) and University of Melbourne (2004-2005). I spent 18 months in private practice in Australia before my residency at Cornell (2007-2010) in large animal internal medicine. I then returned to private practice in Australia for three years before moving to Switzerland for a Ph.D. position at the University of Zurich in 2013. My Ph.D. in equine cardiovascular medicine was completed in 2018 and I was working at both the University of Zurich and Bern as a senior clinician in equine medicine/cardiology for 2018-2020. Then I was lucky enough to be offered this position at Cornell in early 2020, but wasn’t able to start until September 2021 due to the pandemic.
What drew you to CVM?
The way Cornell supports people in becoming the most successful versions of themselves.
What is your area of expertise?
I enjoy all aspects of large animal medicine. However, my special interests involve cardiology and emergency/critical care, especially the role of the cardiovascular system in systemic disease.