Cornell names interim veterinary dean


The search for a permanent replacement starts in the fall.

Lorin D. Warnick, DVM, PhD, has been appointed as interim veterinary dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lorin D. Warnick, DVM, PhDWarnick, a Cornell professor of ambulatory and production medicine, joined the faculty in 1996 and has served as the associate dean for veterinary education and director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, according to a university release. His résumé includes sitting on the board of Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, Connecticut, supervising the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists in Elmont, New York, and planning the Community Practice Service facility in Ithaca, New York.

Warnick was chosen by his predecessor, Provost Michael Kotlikoff, VMD, PhD. “Lorin and I have worked very closely, and I know that he will provide the college with outstanding leadership,” Kotlikoff says.

Cornell will start the search for a permanent dean in the fall.

“It is an honor to lead the college through this transition,” Warnick says. “Mike is an inspiring leader who has fostered enormous growth in our clinical, educational and research capabilities. My highest priority in the coming months is to provide the continuity of leadership that will ensure the success of our current initiatives.”

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