Dr. Goyert grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Like most young girls she always loved horses. Except for occasional visits to her grandparent’s farm and a few weeks at horse camp, her dreams with horses remained unfulfilled. After a few false starts in college she decided to enroll at Meredith Manor, an equestrian career college, to gain much needed horse experience. After MM, Dr. Goyert enrolled at Salem College in West Virginia to finish her degree in Equestrian Studies.
While in school, Dr. Goyert worked at various quarter horse breeding and training facilities and after graduation she was hired by a breeding farm in Texas where she worked closely with the resident veterinarian. This experience led to her decision to become a Veterinarian. After graduating from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, Dr. Goyert immediately left the snow and cold of the Midwest and headed south to begin her career.
Her first job as a veterinarian was at Cumberland Animal Clinic in Havana Florida, just outside of Tallahassee. Cumberland was a mixed animal practice treating horses, cows, dogs, and cats. In 1991 Dr. Goyert purchased the practice but in 2001 sold the small animal portion of the clinic and formed Cumberland Equine Services to focus on her true passion – horses. Dr. Goyert keeps busy as a sole practitioner, treating horses on farms all over North Florida and into South Georgia. In addition to her regular veterinary duties, Dr. Goyert is the Veterinary Coordinator for the International Red Hills Horse Trials, State Veterinarian at the Creek Entertainment Gretna Horse Racing Track, and examining veterinarian for local endurance Rides.
In her spare time she enjoys raising reining horses on her ten acre Gadsden County farm, obedience training and showing dogs, playing pickleball, biking, and swimming.
Born and raised in Gadsden County Florida, Dale Weeks joined Dr. Goyert at Cumberland Equine Services in 1991 and has been her Vet Tech and faithful sidekick ever since. His duties include maintaining, inventorying and stocking the truck, driving to farm calls, preparing the medications and supplies needed for appointments, and most importantly – restraining the horses to keep Dr. Goyert safe. He also recently has added the administrative office work to his schedule.
He has been married for 20 years to Dawn and has a 14 year old son Hunter. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Camaros, and coaching Hunter in baseball.