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Goldstein, Richard, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA

Chief Medical Officer; Staff Doctor

Prior to joining The AMC, Dr. Richard Goldstein was a faculty member at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences. Most recently he served as an Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine and Chief of the medicine service.  He is board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine by both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Companion Animals. Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell, Dr. Goldstein spent two years in a private specialty practice in Southern California. Dr. Goldstein currently serves on the Editorial Review Board for multiple veterinary journals and is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Society Research Award and the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award. A respected researcher author, lecturer and teacher, Dr. Goldstein has published over 60 research papers and textbook chapters to date.  He is internationally recognized for his expertise in infectious diseases in dogs and cats, especially those that affect kidneys, such as Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - 1998
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine–Companion Animals - 1999


  • BS (Summa Cum Laude) - Institute of Biological Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 1989
  • DVM - Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel, 1993
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel, 1994
  • Residency in Small Animal Medicine - Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis, CA, 1998

Recent Publications

  • S. Winzelberg, S. Tasse, R. Goldstein, et al. Evaluation of SNAP Lepto in the diagnosis of leptospirosis infections in dogs: twenty two clinic cases. Int J Appl Res Vet Med, 13 (2015), p. 194
  • K. Curtis, P. Foster, P. Smith, R Goldstein et al. Performance of a recombinant Lip32 based rapid in-clinic ELISA (SNAP Lepto) for the detection ot antibodies against leptospira in dog. Int J Appl Res Vet Med, 13 (2015), p. 182
  • B. Thatcher, M. Beall, J. Liu, R. Goldstein, R. Chandrashekar. Performance of the Anigen Rapid Caniv-4 Test Kit using characterized canine samples. J Vet Intern Med, 29 (2015), p. 1209
  • Goldstein RE, Eberts M, Beall MJ, Thatcher B, Chandrashekar R, Alleman AR. Performance Comparison of SNAP® 4Dx® Plus and AccuPlex®4 for the Detection ofAntibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. Vol. 12, No.2, 2014.
  • Goldstein RE, Brovida C, Fern_andez-del Palacio MJ, Littman MP, Polzin DJ, Zatelli A, and Cowgill LD. Recommendations for Treatment for Dogs with Serology Positive Glomerular Disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2013 Nov-Dec;27 Suppl 1:S60-6.
  • Midence JN, Leutenegger CM, Chandler AM and Goldstein RE. Effects of recent Leptospira vaccination on whole blood real-time PCR testing in healthy client owned dogs. JVIM. 2012 Jan-Feb;26(1):149-52.
  • Rawlinson RE, Goldstein RE, Reiter AM, Atwater DZ and Harvey CE. Association of periodontal disease with systemic health indices and the systemic response to periodontal treatment. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Mar 1;238(5):601-9
  • Sykes JE, Hartmann K, Lunn KF, Moore GE, Stoddard RA and Goldstein RE. 2010 ACVIM/ISCAID small animal consensus statement on leptospirosis: diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention. JVIM. 2011 Jan-Feb;25(1):1-13
  • Sox EM and Goldstein RE. The use of gadolinium diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, as measured by ELISA, in the determination of glomerular filtration rates in cats. J Feline Med Surg 2010 Oct;12(10):738-45.
  • Richard E. Rawson RE, Dispensa ME, Goldstein RE, Nicholson KW, and Vidal NK. A simulation for teaching the basic and clinical science of fluid therapy. Adv Physiol Educ 33: 202-208, 2009.
  • Goldstein RE, Narala S, Sabet N, Goldstein O, and McDonough SP. Primary hyperoxaluria in cats is caused by a mutation in the feline GRHPR gene. Journal of Heredity 100 (Supplement 1): S2-S7, 2009.
  • Schaefer C and Goldstein RE, Canine primary hyperparathyroidism. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 31(8): 382-390, 2009.
  • Goldstein RE. Quantitative measurement of C6 antibody to assess response to antibiotic treatment in dogs. Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 31(4)(A), 2009.
  • Schaefer DM, Priest H, Stokol T, Goldstein RE, Belcher N. Anticoagulant-dependent in vitro hemagglutination in a cat. Vet Clin Pathol 38(2):194-200, Jun 2009. Epub Mar 12, 2009.
  • Sekis I, Ramstead K, Rishniw M, Schwark WS, McDonough SP, Goldstein RE, Papich M,and Simpson KW. Single-dose pharmacokinetics and genotoxicity of metronidazole in cats. J Feline Med Surg 11(2): 60-8, Feb 2009. Epub Jan 19, 2009.
  • Cianciolo RE, Bischoff K, Ebel JG, Van Winkle TJ, Goldstein RE, Serfilippi LM. Clinicopathologic, histologic, and toxicologic findings in 70 cats inadvertently exposed to pet food contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid. J Am Vet Med Assoc 233(5): 729-37, Sep 1, 2008.
  • Shanies TA, Goldstein RE, Njaa BL, Atwater DZ, Chang YF Simpson KW. The search for intact Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria in kidneys from dogs suspected of suffering From “Lyme Nephritis”. J Vet Intern Med 22(4): 860-5, Jul-Aug 2008.
  • Janeczko S, Atwater D, Bogel E, Greiter-Wilke A, Gerold A, Baumgart M, Bender H, McDonough PL, McDonough SP, Goldstein RE, Simpson KW. The relationship of mucosal bacteria to duodenal histopathology, cytokine mRNA, and clinical disease activity in cats with inflammatory bowel disease. Vet Microbiol 128(1-2): 178-93, Apr 1, 2008. Epub 2007 Oct 22.
  • Kiselow MA, Rassnick KM, McDonough SP, Goldstein RE, Simpson KW, Weinkle TK, Erb HN. Outcome of cats with low-grade lymphocytic lymphoma: 41 cases (1995-2005). J Am Vet Med Assoc 232(3): 405-10, Feb 1 2008.
  • Autio K, Rassnick KM, Goldstein RE, Erb HN. Microalbuminuria is not associated with cisplatin-induced azotemia in dogs. J Vet Intern Med 21(6): 1198-202, Nov-Dec 2007.
  • Goldstein RE, Cordner AP, Sandler JL, Bellohusen BA, & Erb HN. Microalbuminuria and comparison of serologic testing for exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi in non-clinical Labrador and Golden retrievers. J Vet Diag Invest 19(3): 294-7, May 2007.
  • Goldstein RE, Atwater DZ, Cazolli DM, Goldstein O, Wade CM and Lindblad-Toh K. Analysis of inheritance, mode of inheritance and candidate genes for primary hyperparathyroidism in Keeshonden. J Vet Intern Med 21(1): 199-203, Jan-Feb 2007.
  • Mayer-Ronne B, Goldstein RE, Erb HN. Urinary tract infections in cats with hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease. J Feline Med Surg 9(2): 124-32, Apr 2007. Epub Nov 7, 2006.
  • Goldstein RE, Lin RC, Langston CE, Erb HN, Scrivani PV and Barr SC. Influence of infecting serogroup on clinical features of leptospirosis in dogs. J Vet Intern Med 20(3): 489-94, May-Jun 2006.
  • Simpson KW, Dogan B, Rishniw M, Goldstein RE et al. Adherent and invasive Escherichia coli are associated with ulcerative colitis in Boxer dogs. Infect Immun 74(8): 4778-92, Aug 2006.
  • McClellan JM, Goldstein RE, Erb HN, Dykes N, Cowgill LD. The effects of fluid and diuretic therapies on glomerular filtration rate, renal blood flow and urine output in healthy, awake cats. Am J Vet Res 67(4): 715-22, Apr 2006.
  • Littman MP, Goldstein RE, Labato MA, Lappin ML, and Moore GE. ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Statement on Lyme Disease in Dogs: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. J Vet Intern Med 20(2): 422-34, Mar-Apr 2006.
  • Peters RM, Goldstein RE, Erb HN, Njaa BL. Histopathologic features of canine uremic gastropathy: a retrospective study. J Vet Intern Med 19: 315-320, 2005.
  • Goldstein RE and Westropp JL. Urodynamic testing in the diagnosis of small animal micturition disorders. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract 20(1): 65-72. Feb 2005.