Dr. Rich Goldstein, DVM, DABVP – Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Rich Goldstein is incredibly excited to bring the services of MOBILE VET SQUAD to Westchester County. He is a 1990 graduate of the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Following graduation, he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Connecticut. From there, he joined the staff of a large referral center in Los Angeles, where he further developed his expertise in emergency, trauma, and critical care medicine and surgery, working alongside some of the pioneers in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. His first shift at the hospital was the first night of the Los Angeles riots in 1991, which quickly introduced him to trauma medicine.
In 1998, Dr. Goldstein moved back to the Westchester County area of New York, where he was raised, and specialized in providing per diem veterinary services to practitioners in need of a temporary doctor. He has also served as Medical Director for a small animal hospital, and has appeared on weekly “Healthy Pet” segments on WBNG-TV news. He is particularly passionate about providing veterinary care to homeless and rescued pets.
In 1989, Dr. Goldstein traveled to the jungles of Borneo, where he studied the nutritional requirements of the Proboscis Monkey, and co-authored two papers on his findings. He is also proud to have served his country as a veterinarian at Ground Zero following the attacks of September 11, 2001, caring for the search and rescue dogs, as well as homeless pets. In 2006, Dr. Goldstein became certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as a specialist in canine and feline medicine and surgery, one of roughly 400 in the country. In early 2008, he traveled on safari to Kenya with one of the first groups of Americans allowed into the country following the political uprisings of 2007.
In addition to practicing as a veterinarian, Dr. Goldstein has also entertained audiences as an adjunct instructor at the Central Park Zoo, educating the public about wildlife conservation. He can be seen on the second season of the Animal Planet television series “Housecat Housecall”, and the Hallmark series “Pet Keeping With Mark Morrone” produced by Martha Stewart. He has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor for the Licensed Veterinary Technician program at Westchester Community College, teaching Clinical Animal Anatomy and Physiology.
Dr. Goldstein has served on the Board of Directors and as an advisor for the New Rochelle Humane Society, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, NYS Veterinary Medical Society, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, NYS Academy of Veterinary Practice, Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell Alumni Association, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Actor’s Equity Association. He is accredited by the USDA.
A proud resident of Westchester County, Dr. Goldstein currently shares his home with Weezle, a cat he rescued from the streets of New York, and Cooper, a golden lab rescued by the New Rochelle Humane Society.
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Denise began her career 26 years ago in animal rescue and has been working in the veterinary profession for 22 years. She joined MVS in 2011 as a veterinary technician. She and her husband , John share their home with their 5 beloved dogs, Lucy, Jeffrey, Maggie, Nicholas and Benjamin, their cat Eddie, birds, Billie and Cecelia, and rescued squirrel Darla.