Even if you love your pet's vet now, you are going to want to bookmark Dr. Rich Goldstein's new Mobile Vet Squad web site. The Mobile Vet Squad is a 26-foot long mobile veterinary hospital, providing full service veterinary care for dogs and cats at your home.
Dr. Goldstein's innovative service is sure to a hit with time-starved pet owners and those with animals too sick or too old to comfortably endure a trip to the vet or deal with a crowded waiting room. He works six days a week from 9am to 6 pm, except Saturdays until 1 pm (by appointment only).
Mobile Vet Squad will also arrange a group visit for your senior center, senior community, apartment complex, neighborhood, work site, or special event.
It is no understatement to say that dogs love Dr. Goldstein. Quincy, pictured here with his master, literally walked over to the doctor, and sat down in front of him waiting for some attention.
Based in New Rochelle, Mobile Vet Squad services are available throughout much of Westchester County - New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye and Rye Brook, Harrison, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Purchase, Portchester, Pelham, Chappaqua, Valhalla, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Yonkers Other towns that may be visited by special arrangement, subject to availability and accessibility, including: Tarrytown, Hastings, Irvington, Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Elmsford, Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Ardsley and plans on more in the future.
Your pet may already know Dr. Goldstein as he has been working throughout the area as a fill-in for vet offices all over Westchester while he was putting together the concept for his new service. Goldstein himself is an interesting guy; his bio reads like a movie script:
Goldstein 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-published 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”.
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.
A proud resident of Westchester County, Dr. Goldstein shares his home with Weezle and Charlie, 2 cats he rescued from the streets of New York.