Alexandra Goddard, DVM

Veterinary Intern

Alexandra Goddard, DVM, is a Specialty Intern in Veterinary Medicine and Emergency at WestVet Boise, where she has been a part of the team since 2023.

Dr. Goddard attended Oregon State University where she earned, with honors, a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Dr. Goddard has a special interest in small animal surgery and physical therapy. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is improving the quality of life of her patients and enhancing the human-animal bond.

When away from the hospital, she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with her husband and Golden Retriever, Rowan.



  • Bachelor of Science: Oregon State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Oregon State University


  • Author/co-author in 2 feline behavior papers:

    • “The Effect of Owner Presence and Scent on Stress Resilience in Cats.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

    • “Attachment bonds between domestic cats and humans.” Current Biology.

  • Co-author in 1 virology paper:
    • “Evaluation of histone demethylase inhibitor ML324 and acyclovir against Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 infection.” Viruses.

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