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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

  • Equine neonatalogy: systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis
  • Pain management in equine
  • Equine respiratory physiology: exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage, recurrent airway obstruction, inflammatory airway disease
  • Metabolic and endocrine disease in equine



Professional Service

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

  • Committee Chair 2020-2023, Large Animal Examination Review
  • Member 2019-2020, Certificate Manual Advisory Committee
  • Member 2019-2020, Case Report Examination Writing Committee
  • Committee Chair 2018, Large Animal Specialty Examination
  • Co-chair 2016-2017, Large Animal Specialty Examination Committee
  • Member 2015-present, Constitution Committee
  • Member 2015-present, Case Report Alternative Committee
  • Member 2012-2015, Credentials Committee
  • Member 2008-2011, Credentials Committee
  • Committee Chair, and Past Chair 2015-2016, General Examination
  • Committee Chair 2015, General Examination Question Bank Revision
  • Member 2013-2015, General Examination Committee
  • Member 2011-2015, Job Task Force Analysis Committee
  • Committee Chair 2009-2010 Credentials Committee
  • Member 2008-2010, Residency Training Committee Member

American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)

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

American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP)

  • Member 2017-present, Scholarship selection committee
  • Committee member and instructor 2018-2020, Task force-Equine Practitioners Wet Lab

Honors and Awards

  • 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, 2002
  • Agriculture honors membership, 2002
  • AAEP scholarship award, 2002