Dr. Cornwell’s Bio

Joseph Michael (Mike) Cornwell, D.V.M.


1969, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University
Rank: Top one-fourth of the class, Phi Zeta Honorary Society.


August, 2011 to December, 2013, (Retired): Adjunct Faculty, St. Petersburg College, School of Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg, Florida.    
Online teaching responsibilities in A.S. and B.A.S. Programs: Animal Physiology, Advanced Veterinary Medical Terminology, Animal Medicine l & II, Animal Nursing & Medicine Lab I and II (Anesthesia), Anesthesia & Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology, and Companion Animal Diseases.

August, 2003 to July 2011: Full-Time Tenured Faculty, St. Petersburg College (SPC), School of Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg, Florida
Teaching responsibilities, online and on campus: Animal Physiology, Veterinary Clinical Practice, Veterinary Medical Terminology, Veterinary Work Experience I and IV, Veterinary Office Procedures, Animal Medicine I and II, Animal Nursing I and II, Animal Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia Lab I and II. Completed the following courses: University of South Florida graduate level, The Community College in America and Excellence In Classroom Teaching Skills; SPC Faculty Professional Development Courses, Review and Update of Advanced Level Power Point, Excel, Word, ANGEL Educational Technology Levels 1-3, and numerous veterinary continuing education courses at national and international meetings. Presented seminars at The North American Veterinary Conference, Florida Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference, and Pfizer’s Tampabay Regional Veterinary Technicians Meeting.

August, 2001 to August 2003: Adjunct Faculty, St. Petersburg College, School of Veterinary Technology, St. Petersburg, Florida
Instructor, teaching year round, 6-15 hours per semester, on line and on campus. Completed numerous continuing education classes in computer technology including SPC’s Electronic Learning Journey for WebCT, and designed WebCT ATE 2653L Anesthesia course for Project Eagle. Presented seminars at the following meetings: The American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, The North American Veterinary Medical Conference, The Midwest Veterinary Medical Conference (Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting), and other local regional meetings.

January to May, 2002: Adjunct Faculty, Manatee Community College, Bradenton, FL
Instructor, Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture and Laboratory.

1990 to 2001: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Veterinary Medicine 700.08: Co-authored and taught a new senior student rotation in small animal preventive medicine. Veterinary Medicine 750: Designed and implemented lectures for an original practice management elective for junior and senior students. Veterinary Medicine 650: Lectured on preventive law, taxes, and communication.

1982 to 1989: Guest Lecturer, “A Series at Seven,” The Ohio State University
One of three people who originated, planned, and taught 10 week practice management electives.

1980 to 2001: Guest Lecturer
Practice Management, Communication Skills, and Clinical Medicine. Columbus State Community College; Student Chapter of The American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association, The Ohio State University, and Purdue University; Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Tavernes, FL; Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association, St. Petersburg, FL; Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Conventions, Columbus, Ohio; St. Petersburg College Veterinary Technology Program, St. Petersburg, FL.

1980 to 1990: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Continuing Education Program Committee Chairman, Columbus Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

1978 to 1992: Consultant to The Health Commissioner, Upper Arlington Health Department, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Created and presented the original seminar. “Food Service Sanitation, Why?”, an ongoing program for food handlers, and “Animal Safety Is Fun!” an animal bite prevention program for children. Presented these seminars on a regular basis multiple times each year in schools and city administration buildings.

1978 to Present: “Animal Safety Is Fun!”
Originated and produced animal bite prevention videotape program which gained national recognition in 1988, and is now used in all fifty states and six countries around the world. Second edition released December, 1991. Presented “The Epidemiology and Prevention of Dog Bites” at The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Forum, The North American Veterinary Conference, Midwest Veterinary Medical Conferences, The American Veterinary Medical Association Convention, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, University of Florida, and numerous schools, civic associations, and meetings.

1977 to 2001: Preceptor to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Students
Provided a role model hospital for OSU CVM students demonstrating AAHA quality medicine and practice management.

1976 to 2001: Owner and Founder, Glencoe Animal Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Conceived and built a quality American Animal Hospital Association Four Year Certified small animal hospital. Managed two part-time veterinarians, four veterinary technicians, and five veterinary student externs. Provided the highest caliber of medicine and service in a communicative, compassionate, and cost effective environment, while enhancing the quality of life of team members by increasing their education, work skills, and self-esteem. The hospital continuously achieved the highest rating possible from The American Animal Hospital Association: The Four Year Certification and Accreditation Certificate.

1974 to 1976: Associate Veterinarian, Northwest Animal Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Provided medical, surgical and dental care for cats and dogs in a full service high quality veterinary hospital. Facilitated the development and improvement of practice management, client and staff communication, inventory control and continuing educational standards for hospital staff and doctors.

1973 to 1974: Instructor, University of Maryland, Bitburg Air Force Base, Germany
Originated, presented, and administered college level biology courses in a classroom setting.

1969 to 1974: Chief of Veterinary Services, Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio and Bitburg Air Force Base, Germany
Honor Graduate, United States Air Force School of Veterinary Public Health, Sheppard Air Force Base, Witchta Falls, Texas. Operated and managed veterinary medical and surgical clinics for pet animals and military working dog colonies. Supervised eight veterinary technicians involved in animal medical and public health regulatory programs. Published and presented “Pectineus Myotomy For Symptomatic Treatment of Hip Dysplasia In Military Working Dogs”, United States Air Force Veterinary Corps Europe, The Surgeons Comments, Issue No. 5, page 25, Sep/Oct 1973. Hosted Dr. David O. Jones and OSU CVM Preventive Medicine senior students for “A Day of Experiencing Military Public Health”. This rotation became a part of the regular curriculum for Preventive Medicine students.

Associations and Memberships:

American Animal Hospital Association, Regional Practitioner Representative to The Ohio State University Student Chapter. American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Phi Zeta Honorary Society and Alpha Psi Veterinary Professional Fraternity. Licensed in Ohio and Florida.

Other Distinctions

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2014 Alumni Recognition Award. This
honor was based on professionalism and dedication while in private practice, teaching excellence in academia and community outreach services with “Animal Safety Is Fun!”

Teacher of the Year Award, St. Petersburg College, School of Veterinary Technology.

Published in The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association: JAVMA, Vol 210, No. 8.,
April 15, 1997. Dog bite prevention: Responsible pet ownership and animal safety.

Quoted in U.S. News and World Report.

Featured in Parents Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, and numerous other periodicals.

Interviewed by Bob Roberts on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Dec. 9, 1997.

Contributor to Prevention Health Books: “The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies for Preventing Disease.”

Roundtable participant in the teleconference, “Leadership”, from The Executive Veterinary Management Program, University of Illinois. Proceedings published in The American Animal Hospital Association’s Trends Magazine.

Non-Veterinary Related Community Volunteer Service:

Hospice Volunteer: Handyman, Clerical Work, Patient Hospitality and Welfare.

Dragon Boat Beaufort Cancer Survivor Racing Team: Competitive Racing Team Paddler
and Fundraiser.

Volunteer to assist Chaplains and Religious Program Personnel in support of military spiritual education and chapel services.

Anona United Methodist Church: Bible Study Instructor-Facilitator

Provider and Server For Multiple Community Organizations: “Meals On Wheels” and “Meals For
The Homeless” in Ohio, Florida and South Carolina.