Michelle Moyal, DVM

Michelle Moyal

Department of Clinical Sciences

Assistant Clinical Professor, Primary Care Surgery

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Small Animal Community Practice
968 Campus Road, Office 105
Ithaca, NY 14853

Telephone: 607-253-3428
Email: mnm8@cornell.edu


Research/Clinical Interest

Clinical Interests: Surgical techniques for the small animal primary care practitioner 

Education and Training

  • University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program, June 2019
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2007
  • Queens College City University of New York
    Bachelor of Arts, Nutrition & Dietetics, Class of 2000


Dr. Moyal graduated from Queens College in 2000 and completed her D.V.M. at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After graduation, she completed an emergency and critical care internship at Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in San Diego, CA and stayed on as an emergency clinician until 2013. At PESC she had her first introduction to teaching and working with interns.

Following her tenure at PESC, Dr. Moyal transitioned to primary care working at two high volume hospitals in the NYC area until joining the faculty at Cornell in 2020. In her time as a general practitioner, she was able to focus on surgical technique in the general practice setting as well as nutrition and rehabilitation. 

As a former college athlete, Dr. Moyal enjoys Olympic weightlifting and functional fitness. She also moonlighted as Dr. Turmoyal, a roller derby player with San Diego Derby United. 


Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • New York State Veterinary Medical Society
  • USDA Veterinary Accreditation 
  • Nutrition Case Management Certificate - University of Tennessee
  • RECOVER certification (BLS & ALS)