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Dr. A’ndrea L. Van Schoick

Cornell degrees and certifications: BS 1996 (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences); Certificate in Executive Leadership, eCornell, 2018; Certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship, Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell, 2020

“For the university to truly thrive within the framework of “…any person…any study,” the Board of Trustees must foster a safe and secure Cornell by navigating a post-pandemic landscape and responsible return to on-campus operations, promoting growth and healing, and fostering an environment for holding bold conversations about diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion with empathy, honesty, and courage.”

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Professional experience

  • FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine:
    • Veterinary Medical Officer, Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Drug Development, 2020-present; Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, 2008-2015
    • Director, Scientific Curriculum, Office of Management, 2015-2020
  • Owner, Veterinary Relief Services, 2001-present
  • Veterinarian, private companion animal clinical practice, 2000-present

Alumni service (2010-present)

  • Alumni Publications Ad Hoc Committee, 2020-present
  • Class of 1996, 2006-present; President, 2008-2016; Executive Committee (various roles), 2006-present; Nominating Chair, 2020-present
  • Cornell Association of Class Officers, 2015-present; President, 2019-present; Executive Committee (various roles), 2017-present; Director at Large, 2015-2017; Vanneman Award selection committee
  • Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award selection committee, 2020
  • Cornell Alumni Magazine Administrative Board member, ex officio, 2019-present
  • Cornell University Council, 2011-present; Administrative Board, ex officio, 2019-present; Alumni to Alumni Mentoring Subcommittee, coach and mentor, 2017-present; Ambassador Program, 2012-present; Regional Director, 2012-2014
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Association, 2012-present; President, 2015-2016; Executive Committee (various roles), 2013-2017; Outstanding Alumni Awards selection committee, 2012-present; Metro DC Regional Representative, 2012-2018
  • Cornell Club of Washington, DC, 2006-present; President, 2013-2015; Executive Committee (various roles), 2009-2017; Investment and Audit Committee, 2015-2019; Bondareff Award Committee, member 2013-2018, Chair 2016, 2018; Annual Dinner Chair, 2011-2013, 2015; Nominations Chair, 2015; Programming, Nominations, and Community Service committees, 2006-2018
  • Continuous Reunion Club
  • Focus group/early committee development of 2020-2024 Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan
  • Sesquicentennial, Washington, DC, Advisor/Speaker, 2015
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network, 1997-present; Committee Chair 1997-2000, 2016

Community/public service/philanthropic priorities

  • District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine, 2000-present; President, 2010-2011; Executive Committee (various roles), 2008-2014; Grants and Scholarships Committee Chair, 2014-present; Developer, DC Academy veterinary student externship stipend program; Scientific Programs Co-Chair, 2009-2012
  • Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, 2000-present; Executive Committee, 2021-2024
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention philanthropic work
  • Veterinary Interactive Screening Program Peer Supporter
  • Local rescue and shelter/humane society volunteer work
  • University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine activities and scholarship work
  • Career Day speaker/clinic tours: Ranney School, Fairfax County schools, Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

Other education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • BS in Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • Certified Project Manager, Duke University, 2020
  • Human-Animal Bond Certified Veterinary Practitioner, 2020
  • Fear Free Elite Certified Veterinary Practitioner, 2017
  • Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, QPR Institute, 2016

Student involvement/activities

  • Quill and Dagger
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) activities: Ambassadors, Chair; CALS News Alumni Notes Student Writer; Student Leadership Committee; Peer Advisor
  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity: Scribe, Philanthropy Chair
  • Class Programs-related activities: Class of 1996 Council, Senior Week Co-Chair, Convocation and Commencement Committees; Student Reunion Clerk; Freshman Orientation Counselor
  • Animal Science Department activities/involvements: Undergraduate Honors Thesis; Teaching Assistant; Dairy Fellows Program; Block and Bridle Club, officer-at-large, North East Student Affiliate Co-Chair; Student Livestock Show
  • Cornell Chorale: Secretary
  • Dickson Hall Senate

Additional information

A proud first-generation college graduate, A’ndrea grew up in New Jersey with family roots in dairy and crop farming. She was raised with an appreciation for hard work and life-long learning. As far back as she can remember, veterinary medicine was her calling and Cornell was “her school.” A’ndrea started volunteering in veterinary practices at age 14, and through work/study programs, balanced her career goals and educational costs. A’ndrea’s professional interests include clinical and regulatory veterinary medicine, education, and outreach. Her academic, professional, and community service experiences have led her to advocate for student debt management and mental health awareness, and she loves mentoring students and new graduates. A’ndrea enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors with her Beagle (Dr. Watson), photography, singing, tennis, and visiting Ithaca often.