Cornell’s Farm Animal Hospital Gets New Name

The name change—Nemo Farm Animal Hospital—honors a pig that had undergone a multidrug chemotherapy protocol for lymphoma.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has renamed its farm animal hospital to Nemo Farm Animal Hospital. The college made the announcement in late March after receiving a gift from George Goldner and Nancy Krieg, owners of pig named Nemo.

Nemo was the first of his species to undergo a multidrug chemotherapy protocol for lymphoma, according to Cornell University. The veterinary college’s oncologists treated Nemo in 2013 with the chemotherapy protocol used to treat lymphoma in dogs, cats and humans, modifying the delivery method for a 730-pound pig. The treatment put Nemo’s disease into remission for more than a year and markedly advanced comparative cancer therapy knowledge, the university noted. Nemo died in May 2014.

“We are deeply grateful to George and Nancy for their generous gift in memory of Nemo,” said Michael Kotlikoff, VMD, Ph.D., the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “It will help us to remain at the forefront of cancer research, to purchase the necessary technology and to recruit the very best talent to carry out this vital work.”

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