Jenifer Gold

Jenifer Gold

Associate ProfessorEquine MedicineEmergency & Critical Care    

Dr. Gold graduated from a dual program at Washington State University and Oregon State University in 2002. She completed a rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in 2003 and a 3-year residency in large animal internal medicine at Cornell University. Dr. Gold worked in private practice for 2 years before taking a clinical assistant professor position at Texas A&M University’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. While at Texas A&M, she completed a 2-year fellowship in emergency medicine and critical care.  Dr. Gold did a locum in the United Arab Emirates, working for the Sheik of Dubai at Dubai Equine Hospital. She worked on endurance, race, and performance horses performing internal medicine and critical care. Dr. Gold has worked at WSU since 2015.


  • DVM, Oregon State and Washington State University dual program, magna cum laude, 2002
  • BA, Mill College, 1983


  • Board certified, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, (Diplomate ACVIM), large animal internal medicine
  • Board certified, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, (Diplomate ACVECC), large animal

Research Interests

  • Neonatalogy-sepsis, SIRS, CIRCI
  • Respiratory physiology/exercise
  • Pain management for horses and foals



Professional Service

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

  • Chair of Large Animal Examination Review Committee 2020 through 2023
  • Nominated for Large Animal At Large Board Member 2020
  • Nominated for President Elect ACIVM-2019
  • Certificate Manual Advisory Committee Member 2019-2020
  • Case Report Examination Writing Committee 2019-2020
  • Nominated for President Elect ACVIM-2018
  • Chair, Large Animal Specialty Examination Committee, 9 members-2018
  • Co-chair, Large Animal Specialty Examination Committee, 9 members, 2016-2017
  • Constitution Committee Member, College Wide Committee, 6 members, 2015-present
  • Case Report Alternative Committee Member, 10 members, 2015 to present
  • Credentials Committee Member, 24 members, 2012-2015
  • Credentials Committee Member, 24 members, 2008-2011
  • General Examination Committee Chair, and Past Chair, 14 members, 2015-2016
  • General Examination Question Bank Revision Committee, Chair, 4 members, 2015
  • General Examination Committee Member, 14 members, 2013-2015
  • Job Task Force Analysis Committee Member, 2011-2015 • Chair Credentials Committee, 24 members, 2009-2010
  • Residency Training Committee Member, 12 members, 2008-2010

American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)

  • Large Animal Examination Committee Chair, 6 members, 2015-2017
  • Large Animal Examination Committee Member, 6 members, 2014-2015
  • IVECC’s Large Animal Program, Co-Chair, 2014 to present
  • IVECC’s Large Animal Abstract Coordinator, 2016-present

American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP)

  • Scholarship selection committee, 2017 to present
  • Task force-Equine Practitioners Wet Lab Committee, and Instructor, 2018-2019

Honors and Awards

  • Elected to be graduation participant/Hooder-Class of 2022
  • Wescott Clinical Teaching Award-Equine, 2021
  • Elected to be Graduation Participant/Hooder-Class of 2021
  • Wescott. Clinical Teaching Award-Equine, 2020
  • Elected to be Graduation Participant/Hooder Class of 2020
  • Wescott Clinical Teaching Award-Equine, 2019
  • Elected to be Graduation Participant/Hooder, Class of 2019
  • Wescott Clinical Teaching Award-Equine, 2018
  • WSU Graduation Participant-Hooded 8 students, 2018
  • Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award, 2017
  • Wescott Clinical Teaching Award-Equine, 2017
  • WSU Graduation Participant, Hooded 8 students, 2017
  • Wescott Clinical Teaching Award-Equine, 2016
  • WSU Graduation Participant, Hooded 6 students, 2016
  • CSU Graduation Participant, Hooded 1 student, 2015
  • CSU Graduation Participant, Hooded 3 students, 2014
  • Texas A&M: Students paid to fly me down for graduation, Participant and Hooder, 2011
  • Texas A&M: Graduation Participant, Handed out diplomas, 2010
  • ACVIM Resident Research Award, 2006
  • Cornell Resident of the Year Award, 2006
  • Phi Zeta Member to present, 2002
  • Agriculture honors membership, 2002
  • AAEP scholarship award, 2002