“Lorin is the ideal choice to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine as dean,” said Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff, in announcing the appointment. “He is a proven leader who has managed the college effectively and with great thoughtfulness since taking over as interim dean last year. He will keep the college on the cutting edge of best practices in veterinary medicine and scientific research.”
Warnick assumed the post of interim dean Aug. 1, 2015, after the college’s previous dean became provost. Warwick had previously served as associate dean for veterinary education since 2007, and director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals since 2012.
In his role as dean, Warnick said his overall vision is “to excel in our core missions of research, veterinary education, graduate education and service to the public.”
Part of his vision includes his aim to make high-level faculty recruitments, especially in areas of biomedical research, where the college plans to promote collaborations across campus and with Weill Cornell Medicine. In the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, Warnick said he will continue to work on educational initiatives to help improve preparation for the primary care small-animal practice.
“We want to better prepare our students to be engaged in business entrepreneurship and new technology, and really play a leadership role in the business side of veterinary medicine,” he said.