Joya Griffin, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Joya Griffin is an Ohio native and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. While attending Cornell, she earned numerous awards, including the Dermatology Service Award for her aptitude in clinical dermatology and her research on Malassezia otitis externa. After graduation, she completed an internship at VCA Berwyn and Aurora Animal Hospitals in Chicago where she was awarded the Intern Abstract Award for her presentation on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dr. Griffin returned to Cornell University in 2007 for a residency in dermatology and, after completing her residency-training program, served one year as an instructor of dermatology teaching fourth-year clinical students as well as lecturing to underclassmen on bacterial, fungal, and immune-mediated skin diseases.

Dr. Griffin became a Diplomate of the College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in August 2010 and joined the Animal Dermatology Group. She has a special interest in fungal and immune-mediated skin diseases as well as feline and equine dermatology. She enjoys lecturing to fellow veterinarians, mentoring residents, and teaching the veterinary students who extern with her. Dr. Griffin also stars in the Nat Geo WILD television series, “Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya,” which highlights the challenging and mysterious cases she encounters in veterinary dermatology.

Dr. Griffin always strives to care for her patients as if they are her own pets and loves building a long-lasting relationship with their pet parents.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM):

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dermatology Residency:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Fun Facts:

Outside of work, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She is happily married to Dr. Forrest Cummings, a veterinary internal medicine specialist, and they have 3 children - Caden and boy/girl twins, Coby and Carter. They have a new kitten named Donut and two dogs, Guri and Magic. She loves traveling, eating the delicious meals her hubby cooks for her and working out.