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Joseph Wakshlag

Joseph Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR

Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Specialty Certifications

  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Wakshlag received his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He remained at Cornell University for a residency in Pathology followed by a residency in Clinical Nutrition. He also completed a PhD in Pharmacology in 2005. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2008. He later went on to pursue specialty training in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, becoming one of the first veterinarians to be board certified in this specialty. Dr. Wakshlag’s research interests include carotenoids and fatty acid metabolism in cancer cell biology and metabolism in working dogs. He is widely published, lectures extensively on a variety of nutrition- and sports medicine-related topics, and continues to mentor students, interns and residents.

Dr. Wakshlag is an Associate Professor at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is based at the College. He spends time at CUVS, and also provides nutrition consultations and comprehensive dietary formulations for our patients and clients.

Subspecialty Emphasis
  • Carotenoids
  • Metabolism in working dogs
  • Fatty acid metabolism in cancer cell biology
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