Dr. Jacqueline Gest is a native Long Islander, raised in Port Jefferson Station, New York. She attended New York University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Gest then moved to the Midwest to attend Veterinary School at the University of Illinois. She was named the Class of 2011 Salutatorian at the University of Illinois and was awarded the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate of Excellence as a fourth year veterinary student.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Gest completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She went on to be accepted to, and complete, the highly competitive Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Animal Medical Center.
While at the Animal Medical Center, she was awarded the Connie Leifer Resident Research award for her research into iron parameters in cats with chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury in animals in the intensive care unit. Dr. Gest loves all aspects of internal medicine especially kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease and immune-mediated disease.
During her spare time, Dr. Gest can be found running and training on the streets of Long Island. She ran the New York City Marathon for the first time in 2014 and plans to make it an annual tradition.
Dr. Gest and her husband George are very happy to reside on beautiful Long Island. They share their home with two rambunctious pitbulls, “Princess Buttercup” and “Princess Fiona” as well as two cats, “Neo” and “Maverick.”