Dr. Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, DipAVDC

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Chief Medical Officer

Prior to joining Lakefield Veterinary Group, Dr. Goldstein served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for 13 years as Professor and Section Chief of the Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery service. He spent six of those years as Associate Medical Director of the Veterinary Medical Center where he was responsible for medical operations, strategic planning and implementation of medical standards. He also implemented leading edge didactic and clinical programs that fostered innovation, teamwork, and continuing education programs; while he also achieved research distinction and educated the next generation veterinarian. He was voted outstanding faculty of the year in 2006, received the Dr. Peter Emily AVDC Service Award, presented to an exceptional Diplomate for contributions made to further the field of veterinary dentistry in 2011 and voted one of the Top 15 Dental professors in the country in 2014.

Dr. Goldstein has also served as president and owner of the Texas Veterinary Dental Clinic and Medical Director of the Veterinary Emergency Referral Group Inc. in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University Of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. In 1987 Dr. Goldstein became a Charter Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and in 1992 became Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He was on the faculty at the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine from 2002 – 2014.

He was on the board of directors of the American Veterinary Dental College as recording secretary from 2003 – 2014 and was the past president of the American Veterinary Dental Society.