Dr. Jody Gookin completed her DVM at the University of California at Davis in 1993 followed by advanced clinical training at North Carolina State University as an Intern in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, a Fellow in Urology and Nephrology under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Stone, and a Resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Gookin was board certified as a specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1998. Following clinical training, Dr. Gookin completed a Ph.D. in Gastrointestinal Physiology in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Argenzio where she focused on understanding how the gastrointestinal epithelium functions to promote defense and repair of the intestinal tract against injury and infection. Dr. Gookin holds a named Distinguished Professorship in Veterinary Scholars Research Education and is a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at North Carolina State University where her efforts are devoted to research in gastroenterology, clinical service in small animal internal medicine, and teaching of veterinary and graduate students. Dr. Gookin is recognized for her expertise in gastroenterology with a special emphasis on intestinal epithelial pathobiology and infectious causes of diarrheal disease.