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A Q&A with Dr. Michelle Moyal of the veterinary college

Michelle Moyal, D.V.M. '07, assistant clinical professor in primary care surgery.

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.


Read the full Q&A on the College of Veterinary Medicine website.

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