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Meet the Team: Dr. Linda Mittel, Senior Extension Associate: Dr. Linda Mittel, Senior Extension Associate

Dr. Linda Mittel

Get to know the AHDC’s equine expert, Linda D. Mittel, MSPH DVM

Dr. Linda D. Mittel is a Senior Extension Associate at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center. A typical day finds her conducting phone consultations with practicing veterinarians, researching rare and unusual cases, assisting in laboratory testing needs, and providing critical result interpretation and disease management. She enjoys learning about new and emerging equine diseases, and conducts research on infectious diseases, tick borne diseases, and parasites in horses.

She earned her MSPH in Parasitology and Lab Practices at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health in 1975 and her DVM from Auburn University in 1980. She practiced equine medicine in Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut and New York, later taking on management and ownership roles in equine practice serving New York and Connecticut. She joined the AHDC in 2009.

“I practiced equine veterinary care for 30 years then decided to use my practical experience to assist in consulting with clients at the AHDC,” said Mittel. “My experience as a practicing veterinarian allows me to understand the needs of our clients; the resources and collective knowledge available at the AHDC help me get results and information to them in an accurate and timely manner.”

Dr. Mittel lives in the Ithaca area with her three Jack Russell Terriers (she knows this is crazy) and enjoys visiting Cornell’s plantations and other botanical gardens. She has a Dartmoor driving pony named Dandy who teaches her to drive and two retired horses named Mel and Stratus. She also has a son, Tyler, a senior at the University of Maryland, who loves to travel. She and Tyler visited Barcelona this past summer and had an amazing time.

Please call the lab to contact Dr. Mittel about your Equine testing needs.