Spotlight Series: Dr. Sarah Gold

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Photo credit: Ann Marie Daley

Up this week is Sarah Gold, DVM. Dr. Gold, like many of our associates, splits time between Wellington and Oldwick. When Dr. Gold is in New Jersey, she manages Equine MRI of NJ and Furlong’s Soundness Center. During the winter season she lives in Wellington, where she manages Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington.

Q: Do you remember a specific moment when you decided you wanted to be an equine vet?
A: When I was young I went to the vet with our family dog, Hansi.  I thought it was pretty neat that I could become a doctor for animals! I asked the veterinarian how he became one, his answer stuck with me. He told me I would have to do very well in school, and that he went to Cornell. Well, that became my plan.  When I found out I could become a doctor for horses that was that!

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: Cornell University. I did both undergrad and veterinary school there.

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: My cat, Sebastian, who was supposed to be a Maine Coon. I owner this breed previously and they are the best!  When I decided I wanted to get another cat I talked with some breeders and was told a pet quality kitten was $1200! Instead, I immediately found a Maine Coon rescue organization and adopted through them. Sebastian looks like a Maine Coon, but he’s only 10 pounds.

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: Rock Star!

Q: What’s a good book you’ve recently read and enjoyed?
A: Lilac Girls.  I still can’t believe that was based on a true story.

Q: Favorite adult beverage?
A: I enjoy Grey Goose or a good Tequila!

Q: Favorite sports team?
A: Lets go Rangers!!

Q: I am obsessed with..
A: Currently I have been obsessed with the Winter Olympics!

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