Dr. Curtis W. Dewey

DeweyDr. Curtis W. Dewey is an associate professor and section head of Neurology/Neurosurgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (neurology) and the American College of Veterinary  Surgery. Dr. Dewey is the author of "A Practical Guide to  Canine and Feline Neurology," a recognized textbook of veterinary neurology and is currently working on the second edition. He has lectured on varied veterinary topics including vestibular and cochlear nerve damage, disorders of the brain, selected encephalopathies, Myesthenia Gravis, seizure control, spinal cord disorders, head trauma and disc disease. Dr. Dewey graduated from Cornell University, where he received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following his internship, he completed a three-year comprehensive surgical residency at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Master of Science degree in anatomy.


At the University of California College of Veterinary Medicine, he completed a two-year comprehensive residency in neurology and neurosurgery. He has been on the teaching staff at the College of Veterinary Medicine of  Texas A&M University, School of Veterinary Medicine and at Long Island Veterinary Specialists.

DBookCoverDMagazineCoverDr. Dewey has lectured regionally, nationally and internationally and has authored and collaborated on hundreds of scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals and in abstracts and proceedings. Many of his research projects such as ³Genetic Alterations in Canine Astrocytomas² have been funded and presented at national conferences. He holds membership in a number of professional organizations and is on the editorial board of several medical journals. While on staff at Long Island Veterinary Specialists, he and Dr. Dominic Marino pioneered the surgical procedure, ³Foramen Magnum Decompression with Cranioplasty² to address the condition known as Chiari like malformation in dogs. He is an internationally recognized authority on veterinary neurology and continues to study naturally occurring diseases while on staff at Cornell University. His other interests include Tae Kwon Do (3rd degree black belt), Kung Fu (red sash), running, swimming and camping. His extensive understanding of the facets of veterinary medical and surgical neurology and the study of naturally occurring diseases will help contribute to the mission of the foundation.

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