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The Duffield Institute for Animal Behavior builds on Cornell’s expertise to better understand animal behavior and improve the lives of pets and people who share their lives with them.

Discovery: Researchers seek to understand canine behavior starting from its genetic and environmental origins to develop cutting-edge interventions and treatments that work.

Outreach: Innovative programming helps owners understand their animal companions better and allows veterinarians to treat their patients’ mental, as well as physical health.

Service: Behavior experts work directly with patients and owners to help them live happier lives together.