Dr. Samra Elser is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a veterinary degree and a PhD in virology. Her clinical interests include behavior, dentistry, endocrinology, and sports medicine. Dr. Elser is a member of the AVMA and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. She also offers in-home training and behavior modification services to clients and enjoys helping families improve their relationships with dogs through science-based behavior modification. She has been competing in performance sports with her dogs since 2001, and they have earned over 60 titles in in agility, obedience, conformation, coursing, and hunt tests. She and her husband live in Philadelphia with their cats, pit bull, and Papillon.