The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine 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 Q&A features Dr. Erin Scott, an associate professor of ophthalmology in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Scott is the second faculty member supported by the Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center, where she researches eye tissues and diseases.
What has been your path leading to Cornell?
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and completed a rotating internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University. Beginning in 2011, I pursued a fellowship in comparative ocular pathology as well as a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin — Madison. Following my residency training, I joined the faculty at Texas A&M University for seven years. During this period, my focus concentrated on building a new comparative ophthalmology service, developing a research career and incorporating ophthalmology lectures and clinical skills training into their veterinary curriculum.