Following graduation from veterinary school, there are many options available for veterinarians to receive advanced training to gain expertise in specific areas of interest. The American Veterinary Medical Association currently recognizes 41 distinct veterinary specialties, ranging from general practice, to internal medicine, to surgery, to zoo animal medicine, and everything in between. More than 16,500 veterinarians worldwide have been awarded Diplomate status in one or more specialties, after completing rigorous postgraduate training, education, and examination requirements.

Dr. Goldstein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in the care of dogs and cats. ABVP advances the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence in species-specific clinical practice.

Certification by ABVP involves a long, difficult process of additional study and examination, which can take up to 6 years to complete.

ABVP diplomates are further required to recertify their status every 10 years. ABVP diplomates have proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine, with a commitment to staying current on the latest advances in the veterinary medical care.

In addition to his ABVP certification, Dr. Goldstein is also a certified Fear Free veterinarian. The Fear Free initiative was founded in 2016 by Dr. Marty Becker, with a mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets during their visits to the vet. By assessing the personality and needs of each individual patient, Dr. Goldstein and his staff utilize a series of gentle approaches and techniques to make each visit as pleasant an experience as possible.



To learn more about ABVP and Fear Free, feel free to ask us, or click on the links.

To see the list of recognized specialties in veterinary medicine, click here.