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Cornell University

COMPANIONSHIP. COMFORT. PROTECTION. Dogs enhance our lives mentally and physically, yet we easily take them for granted. Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), however, never fails to reciprocate the care and concern canines so selflessly extend to us. 


With an interdisciplinary team of 50 researchers dedicated to promoting canine health, the Cornell CVM is one of the leading veterinary colleges worldwide. Whether managing tissue samples for the Veterinary Biobank’s Dog Aging Project, studying oral tumors in dogs to advance treatments and translational medicine, examining diseases in dogs at the Baker Institute for Animal Health to prevent future human epidemics, working to cure lymphomas in a beloved family pet or encouraging public participation, it operates at the forefront of innovation. 


This longstanding commitment to canine health research, legacy of transformative contributions and investment in community engagement perfectly aligned with Richard’s giving principles and great affection for our furry four-legged friends. Confident Cornell could expand their grassroots animal welfare efforts and make a profound difference for dogs’ wellbeing, he endowed the Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center. 


Launched in 2021, the Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center bolsters not only the university’s pioneering research – from basic discoveries to translational and clinical applications to treatment delivery – but also its robust public awareness and education initiatives. Intended to become the leading resource for accessible and trustworthy canine health information, the Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center will transform the lives of dogs and dog lovers alike. Learn more here

“This partnership offers the potential for research advancements that will transform veterinary, and human, medicine for decades to come. Coupled with all of this is a strong educational outreach component, helping dog owners become better stewards of their pets!”   

RICHARD RINEY, Co-founder of the Richard P. Riney Family Foundation


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