Our resident cat expert is Dr. Richard Goldstein. And yes, he is our vet. We deserve the best care and he delivers with house calls no less. He shares his expertise with our readers every Thursday with his Vet Q & A.
We also have informative and entertaining guest posts from other vets like Dr. Letrisa Miller who has a feline exclusive practice in Connecticut and Georgia Barbash, a Vet Tech from California.
To read our extensive archive of cat-related articles please click on Vet 101 in the category tab at the sidebar.
Dr. Goldstein and his cat Weezel
Dr. G. as we like to call him, graduated from 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.
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.
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 2010 he launched his state of the art mobile vet clinic called Mobile Vet Squad providing house calls in Westchester County N.Y.
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.
Dr. Goldstein serves on the Board of Directors of 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.
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.