The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has recently welcomed many new faculty members to our academic departments, each one bringing a unique set of skills and experience that enriches our college every day. In this Q&A series, you'll get to know their interests, expertise and more.
This profile features Michelle Moyal, D.V.M. '07, assistant clinical professor in primary care surgery
What has been your academic/career path leading up to Cornell?
I attended the College of Veterinary Medicine for my veterinary education, graduating in 2007. I went on to complete an internship in emergency medicine and surgery. I was an ER doctor teaching interns for another six years, until I transitioned into primary care practice (aka general practice). I returned as faculty in March of 2020 to teach primary care surgery to fourth-year veterinary students. Due to the pandemic, students were not in clinics when I started, so I worked at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals as an emergency clinician. This is exactly what great veterinarians do every day — they are flexible in their practice, to help address the growing needs of the surrounding community.