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Jody Gookin

Class of 2023-24

Dr. Jody Gookin

FluoroScience Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Scholars Research Education
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University

An internationally recognized expert in gastroenterology, Dr. Jody Gookin is credited with the discovery of Tritrichomonas foetus as the most common, worldwide infectious cause of colitis in domestic cats. 

She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specializing in small animal internal medicine and comparative gastroenterology. She is affiliated with the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Microbiology, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and the Phi Zeta Veterinary Professional Honor Society. 

Honors include the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence; and the Excellence in Feline Research Award, Winn Feline Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. 

Gookin has authored 92 peer-reviewed articles and 14 book chapters. She is credited with three inventions. 

Gookin will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.