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 studied 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 reproduction. She is especially interested in learning chiropractic and acupuncture so that she can offer this to help her patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Gauld likes to spend time with her own horse, Panda. She also has a love for the outdoors and enjoys spending time camping, hiking, and paddleboarding.