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2013 Courageous Companions - Portraits of Strength and Survival

Our 2013 "Courageous Companions"

On March 23rd, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) honored the lives of some of our most "courageous companions". At this very special reunion, our specialists and staff gathered to honor the remarkable bravery these animals showed, and demonstrated our appeciation for the support of their families. CUVS also offered each family the chance to sit for a professional photographer as a tribute to their beloved companions. We wanted to share these beautiful photos with all our readers, along with a few of their stories.

These pets, along with their supportive and invested families, remind us why we do what we do, and they will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Courageous Companions Honors Patients' Recoveries & Strength

CUVS' Courageous Companions Event:

Honoring some of our bravest patients and their incredible journies to health.

Dr. Morgan
Surgeon, Dr. Oliver Morgan, presents a medal to Nemo the Sheltie.

We love all of our patients. But, every once in a while, we meet pets whose courage touches our hearts in a profound way. When those patients beat long odds to overcome a challenging prognosis and a long road to recovery, they inspire us all.

CUVS at Westminster

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists at the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Veterinary Community Liaison Rebecca Baessler energetically mans the CUVS booth.

Enter CUVS Hallowen Pet Costume Contest!

Enter CUVS' Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

pirate dog
"b'ARRRRk mateys. Where be me milkbones?"

We know that all of our facebook and social media followers and pals out there LOVE their pets. You show it time and time again and here's yet another chance to show the world how cute (and silly) your pet can be!

CUVS Improves Quality of Life for Rescued Shelter Dog

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists Improve  Quality of Life for Rescued Shelter Dog 

Two-year old Shepherd receives treatment for chronic nasal condition

CT Scan
Dr. John Broussard of Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford preps two-year old Ember for her CT scan.

Summer Program

12 Aspiring Veterinarians Receive an Introduction to Specialty Medicine at our 2nd Annual Summer Program


In July, CUVS held its second annual Summer Program for students interested in learning more about veterinary specialty medicine. A group of twelve high school and early college students from Connecticut and New York spent a good portion of each day here with us, learning, observing and getting a deeper look into the world of veterinary specialty medicine.

Thatcher's 8th Birthday



Thatcher the birthday boy.

 Last week the staff here received a surprising, beautiful and DELICIOUS birthday cake from one of our clients. The lovely frosting (it was cream cheese) stated "Happy Birthday Thatcher!" and there was a happy, blue number 8 candle all ready to be lit.

Bear Walks!

Bear Walks!


By Andi Bettencourt


Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

Jamie was a 6 and a half week-old puppy when she was first brought to Dr. Chuck Noonan at Animal Doctors of Weston. She was acting normally and seemed to have had no issues in her first weeks of life. Dr. Noonan examined her and listened to her heart only to discover a significant heart murmur that was continuous throughout her heartbeat cycle. Dr. Noonan astutely recognized that this was likely a very significant heart defect that she was likely born with and recommended that Jamie’s mother take her to a veterinary cardiologist.


PennHIP comes to CUVS! 


With our recent addition of Dr. Oli Morgan, VMD, DACVS, we are now certified to screen your dog's hips for early signs of hip dysplasia as well as degenerative joint disease (DJD) using the PennHIP program.

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