Dayna Goldsmith

Instructor (Anatomic Pathology)


Contact information


Office : CSB112H


Experience teaching 4th year systemic pathology rotations at the University of California Davis, UCVM and CAHFS Tulare. Experience teaching Systemic Pathology to second year veterinary students at UCVM. Experience teaching a variety of clinical presentations to first and second year vet students at UCVM. Experience teaching wildlife field necropsies to 4th year veterinary students as part of UCVM rotation.

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Wildlife and Zoo Medicine

Research / Scholarly Activities

Research experience in wildlife pathology including Baylisascaris procyonis monitoring in Alberta raccoons and hepatic alveolar Echinococcosis in dogs. Research experience in bovine cardiac mesothelial hyperplasia and avian pulmonary proteinosis.


Graduated from UCVM in 2013 as part of the second graduating class of vet students. Completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of California Davis becoming a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2016. Worked as a sessional instructor as part of the department of Ecosystem and Public Health at UCVM for 9 months in 2016-2017. Returned to California to work as a diagnostic pathologist at one of the state labs in the central valley