2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Emily Moser



I grew up in the country near Lake City, Florida and completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at New College of Florida in Sarasota, Fl. Animal behavior interested me and I was privileged to work on a study training dogs to detect human ovarian cancer in women’s breath through positive conditioning clicker training. This led to my first publication, “Moser E, McCulloch MF. Canine Scent Detection of Human Cancers: A Review of Methods and Accuracy. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Application and Research, May 2010 (Vol. 5, Issue 3, Pages 145-152)”. Since starting veterinary school at Cornell I have been working with Dr. Rivard to identify a human kairomone that stimulates fear in domestic animals.


I enjoy hiking, swimming, rock climbing, soccer, Aikido, gymnastics, and reading as many fantasy and science fiction novels as I can. My academic interests include behavior, cognition, olfaction, and pheromone detection as they relate to the welfare of animals and humans.

Career Goal:

After achieving a DVM, I would like to either complete a residency or get a PhD in behavior and neurobiology in anticipation of working as a board certified animal behaviorist and researcher.