Born in Nuremburg, Germany, Dr. Sarah Gold grew up in Suffern, NY (Rockland County). Her involvement with horses began at age 9, when she began riding with Mindy Minetto at Stonehedge Farm. By grooming, training, and showing horses for Mindy in the hunter/jumper industry, she developed a strong background in horsemanship, and decided pursue a career in equine medicine.
Sarah graduated cum laude from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 2000 with a degree in Animal Science. She also was captain of the Women’s Varsity Equestrian Team at Cornell. Dr. Gold was then accepted directly into veterinary school at Cornell University, where her primary interests were sports medicine, reproduction, and pathology. She completed a one-year internship at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in the Santa Ynez Valley in California.
Dr. Gold joined B.W. Furlong & Associates upon completion of her internship as an ambulatory practitioner, with a special interest in regenerative medicine (stem cell, PRP), lameness, and diagnostic imaging. She also has served as assistant team veterinarian to the United States Eventing Team in the 2008 Hong Kong Olympics, 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2012 London Olympic Games and various other elite competitions both in the USA and internationally.
Dr. Sarah Gold has been running Equine MRI of NJ in Oldwick since 2006, where they average approximately 200 scans a year.
Dr. Werpy’s research focus centers around clinical equine MRI, and diagnosis imaging, specifically musculoskeletal imaging with emphais in MRI and ultrasound. Dr. Werpy has joined Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington in the capacity of “Consulting Radiologist”.
Recent Publications include:
- Advances in equine imaging.
- Recheck magnetic resonance imaging examinations for evaluation of musculoskeletal injury.
- Imaging of the equine proximal suspensory ligament.
- A descriptive study of the equine proximal interphalangeal joint using magnetic resonance imaging, contrast arthrography, and arthroscopy.
- Standing low-field magnetic resonance imaging in horses with chronic foot pain.
After college, Liz went on to work for several top trainers including; Gary Duffy (Ithaca, NY), Missy Clark (Warren, VT), Kristen Montevecchio (Rochester, NY), Andrew Welles (Wellington, FL), and Chris Kappler (Pittstown, NJ). Through her experience as a groom, rider, trainer, and manager in these top programs, Liz had the opportunity to work with not only great trainers, but some of the best support teams in the country as well (veterinarians, farriers, etc…) and learned a lot along the way. She has always had an interest in the details, including all of the little things that help to make these programs some of the best in the country. Liz has realized through her years in the industry that sports medicine is an integral part of any program, and she has had a definite interest in helping to keep these top equine athletes healthy and performing to the best of their ability. Since her transition to an MRI Technician at Advanced Equine Imaging, she has been able to assist many horses, from top competitors to family companions, which is something she really enjoys about being part of the team at Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington.