The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) recently welcomed many new faculty members to our academic departments, each bringing a unique set of skills and experience that enriches our college every day. In this Q&A series, you’ll learn about their interests, expertise, and more.
This profile features Dr. Katharyn Mitchell, Assistant Professor in the Large Animal Internal Medicine Section.
What was your academic/professional background leading to Cornell?
I graduated from Massey University in 2003, with internships in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney (2003) and the University of Melbourne (2004-2005). I spent 18 months in private practice in Australia prior to 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 PhD. position at the University of Zurich in 2013. My Ph.D. in Equine Cardiovascular Medicine was completed in 2018 and I worked both at 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 role at Cornell in early 2020, but couldn’t start until September 2021 due to the pandemic.
What attracted you to CVM?
The way Cornell helps people become the most successful versions of themselves.
What is your area of expertise?
I enjoy all aspects of large animal medicine. However, my particular interests are in cardiology and emergency/critical care, particularly the role of the cardiovascular system in systemic disease.
Read the full questions and answers on the College of Veterinary Medicine website.