Dr. Rich Goldstein, DVM, DABVP – Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Rich Goldstein is incredibly excited to bring the services of MOBILE VET SQUAD to Westchester County and Greenwich, CT. 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 2010, Dr. Goldstein started Mobile Vet Squad in order to provide full service veterinary care for dogs and cats at their home.
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. In 2015 he was recognized by 914 Inc Magazine for Excellence in Small Business. In 2017, he was featured in a commercial for LG Mobile Phones, which can be viewed on our website.
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 Cooper, a golden lab rescued by the New Rochelle Humane Society, and Minjilou, a cat he adopted from an ailing owner.
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Denise began her career over 30 years ago in animal rescue and has been working in the veterinary profession for 27 years. She joined MVS in 2011 as a veterinary technician. She and her husband , John share their home with their 3 beloved dogs, Nicholas, Cindy Lu and Ralphie, Billie the Macaw, resident sparrow Norm and rescued squirrel Darla.
Tai is a native New Yorker who has been in the veterinary field for over 22 years. She studied Agriculture and Horticulture in high school, and graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Healthcare Management. She also completed a course certificate from Mark Opperman’s School of Veterinary Practice Management. Tai lives with her two cats, Syrus and Mama, who both rule the house. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano, composing, writing poetry and reading.