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. 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 daughter, son, 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
Dr. David Goetz
Dr. Goetz is a small animal veterinarian who believes in taking a holistic approach to providing veterinary care. After graduating from the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was awarded the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Student Surgery Award, Dr. Goetz went on to complete a rigorous general medicine and surgery internship. Soon after, to increase his knowledge, he went on to complete training in veterinary acupuncture, stem cell therapies and non –surgical castration methods. Dr. Goetz also has experience with animal athletes, specifically the ever graceful Greyhounds.
Dr. Goetz’s house is overseen by his demanding kitten who lets him and his two Greyhounds stay there.
Dr. Randie Shane
Dr. Shane has been working in the Westchester and Rockland area since graduation from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine over twenty years ago. She is proud to have helped initiate the first "alternative" veterinary student surgical training program. After graduation, she went on for post doctoral training as an intern at the Animal Medical Center. Dr. Shane is known for her patient, gentle manner. She has a special interest and place in her heart for the geriatric patient. In addition to treating dogs and cats, Dr. Shane is comfortable with "pocket pets", rabbits and small birds.
Over the last decade Dr Shane has developed a strong interest and base of experience in alternative therapies. She particularly loves the hands on work of Tuina (Chinese medical massage). Her veterinary practice also includes Acupuncture, nutritional and herbal consultation, as well as Qigong energy work.
Her home has always been filled with the love of numerous rescue animals including Penny the Chocolate Lab, Rosie (Rosita Conchita Margarita) the Chihuahua, and the newest member of her family Abner the remarkably handsome orange tabby.