Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3370


Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine, Theriogenology, and Infectious Diseases

  2. Ph.D., 1998
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  3. Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  4. BVSc & MRCVS, 1990 
    University of Bristol, UK


Dr. Peek’s main research interests are centered around the Infectious Diseases of Large Animals. He has published in numerous areas of large animal internal medicine, especially in the fields of infectious disease pathogenesis and neonatology.


Currently, Dr. Peek is the Department of Medical Science’s Section Head of Large Animal Internal Medicine. In this role, he is actively involved in the didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction of senior students in large animal internal medicine, theriogenology and food animal production medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Peek’s primary clinical interests are largely in the treatment of infectious diseases of all large animal species.

Graduate Training

Dr. Peek received his veterinary degree from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and completed residencies in large animal internal medicine and ambulatory medicine at Cornell University. He also holds a PhD in medicine from Cornell University.

Recent Publications

  1. Holschbach, C. L., Tolliver, S. E., & Peek, S. F. (2020). Resolution of tracheal collapse and stenosis without surgical intervention in two Holstein calves. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association257(10), 1051–1056.
  2. Peek, S. F. & Divers T. J. (Eds). (2018). Rebhun's Diseases of Dairy Cattle, 3rd edition. Elsevier and Saunders.
  3. Magnusson, C. B., Poulsen, K. P., Budde, J. A., Hartmann, F. A., Aulik, N. A., Raabis, S. M., Moreira, A., Darien, B. J., & Peek, S. F. (2018). Quality Control of Compounded Crystalloid Fluids for Intravenous Delivery to Horses. Journal of veterinary internal medicine32(1), 469–473.
  4. Peek, S. F., McGuirk, S. M., Gaska, J., Ravi, M., Bell, C., & Pinkerton, M. A. (2012). Idiopathic hemorrhagic pericardial effusion as a precursor to epicardial lymphosarcoma in three cows. Journal of veterinary internal medicine26(4), 1069–1072.
  5. Hardefeldt, L. Y., Keuler, N., & Peek, S. F. (2010). Incidence of transfusion reactions to commercial equine plasma. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)20(4), 421–425.
  6. Peek, S. F., Santschi, E. M., Livesey, M. A., Prichard, M. A., McGuirk, S. M., Brounts, S. H., & Edwards, R. B. (2009). Surgical findings and outcome for dairy cattle with jejunal hemorrhage syndrome: 31 cases (2000-2007). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association234(10), 1308–1312.