Daniel Fletcher

Dr. Fletcher is an Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley/San Francisco, he obtained his DVM from the University of California at Davis. He then completed a rotating internship and Emergency and Critical Care Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, the Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences Innovative Teaching Award, the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and the New York State Veterinary Conference Speaker of the Year Award. He is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines and received the Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science in 2019 from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He served as president of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care from 2017-2019 and currently serves as the college’s ombudsperson. His research interests include approaches to chest compressions in CPR, disorders of fibrinolysis, epilepsy, and the use of immersive simulation in teaching. He has been building simulators for veterinary education since 2009 and is the primary designer of Open VetSim, an open-source veterinary simulation software and hardware platform. He is the director of the Tetlow and Roy Park Veterinary Innovation Lab, an immersive simulation center at Cornell, which opened in the autumn of 2015.