Dr. Gauld grew up in Monument, Colorado where she developed a love for horses from a young age. She started showing western pleasure when she was 10 years old and shortly after bought her first horse. He was a severely abused Paso Fino gelding that taught her patience and just how strong the human and animal bond can be. She always knew she would be a veterinarian but after working with this gelding, she knew she needed to specialize in equine medicine. She student veterinary medicine at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland and then completed a year internship at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
During her clinical year, she spent a month in Morocco working at the American Fondouk- a veterinary hospital that provides free care to the working donkeys and mules of Fes, Morocco. Working with these beautiful creatures taught her about a different culture and how to work in a low-income community. Someday, she hopes to go back and donate some of her time to helping these donkeys and mules and doing what she can to increase their health and welfare.
During her internship, Dr. Gauld developed a love for internal medicine, dentistry, and complementary medicine to aid in pain management. She recently became certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy and is a member of the college of animal chiropractors allowing her to offer additional care and services for both her equine and small animal patients. In the future, she hopes to become certified in acupuncture to add this to the treatment of her patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Gauld likes to spend time with her husband, Justin, her own horse, Panda, and their dog and cats. She also has a love for the outdoors and enjoys spending time camping, paddle boarding, and riding her dirt bike.