The original founder of Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, and the author of “The Nature of Animal Healing”, Dr. Goldstein earned his DVM
at Cornell University. He is certified in veterinary acupuncture and he
helped pioneer the use of cryosurgery in veterinary medicine. Dr. Goldstein
is now Smith Ridge’s Medical Director. He sees a very limited number of
patients as much of his time is devoted to consulting with our other Smith
Ridge veterinarians and with veterinarians across the country.
A vegetarian and avid runner, Dr. Marty, his wife and three daughters,
share their home with 3 dogs and 3 cats.
Dr. Dongho Seo
(pronounced “sew”) grew up in South Korea, the son of a Traditional Chinese
Medicine physician who utilized acupuncture and herbal medicines. He received
his veterinary license in 1995 and came to the U.S. in 1998 where he spent 4
years in CA and NY as a visiting veterinarian specializing in ultrasound and
radiology. He completed his U.S. license requirements at the University of
Iowa School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and has been practicing in NJ and
NY since then. His fond memories of helping his father collect, wash and cure
herbs, and his first-hand knowledge of the power of natural medicine and
acupuncture have led him to focus now on integrative therapies for animals.
He and his wife and 2 daughters use natural medicine for themselves and
Dr. Jennifer Lenarz, MRCVS, BVetMed
Dr. Jenna completed a bio-chemical engineering undergrad degree at Pace University in NY and then graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in London, England.
She spent two years practicing in CT before joining Smith Ridge. Dr. Jenna has interests in neurology, soft tissue surgery, and nutrition. She brings with her a strong knowledge of integrative medicine. Her father, a chiropractor, has a large practice that she managed for several years. That practice included multiple chiropractors, a homeopath, acupuncturist, osteopath, nutritionist and several massage therapists.
Dr. Jenna is also a licensed massage therapist herself. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, two Siberian huskies, and two cats.
Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin
graduated from the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.
She’s been practicing integrative medicine for the last 8 years.
is certified by the Chi Institute in acupuncture and is currently taking more
courses there in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) to complete
certification in: Veterinary Food Therapy, Veterinary Herbology, and Tui Na
(Chinese Medical Massage).
Dr. Ruskin is very skilled in energy healing modalities, and she is
certified in Reiki and Pangu Qigong.
Three dogs, two cats and a demanding turtle help keep Dr. Ruskin busy at