About the Vet
Dr. Anna Goldberg was born in Moscow, Russia. She grew up in NY and CT, moving to Fairfield County, CT in 1997. From a young age, Anna had a great love for all animals and owned several cats during her youth. She got her first dog at 10, and her passion for animals continued to blossom as she began riding horses and working in local stables over the summers. Realizing her future lay in working with animals, she began volunteering and then working at local small animal clinics in Fairfield County to learn more about helping animals. She graduated Staples High School in 2004 and attended Hofstra University, where she continued to ride at beautiful Long Island farms and work veterinary clinics over holidays and summers. She graduated Hofstra University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry.
To learn about different facets of animal care, Anna took the following year off to do an internship at Peace River Refuge & Ranch in Florida. There she was able to help the wonderful founders of the exotic animal rescue to do daily care and husbandry for a variety of animals. Once the internship ended, Anna worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories in Long Island to assist for the every day care of the animals used. In the summer of 2008, she left the East Coast to make a move to Ames, Iowa to begin obtaining her veterinary degree.
During her 4 years learning at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Anna Goldberg was able to participate in a wide variety of organizations to broaden her skill set as a future veterinarian. She was an active part of the club committee's in the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Behavior Club, the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association, and was a member of many other groups including the K-9 Club, American Veterinary Medicine Association, and many others. During the summer between her first and second year, Anna worked as a groom at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack to learn more about equine husbandry, lameness and racetrack operations. She graduated in 2012 with her degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Her first job post veterinary school was working at a small animal clinic in Stamford, CT. Anna loved working with the owners of the many dogs and cats, but she missed working outside and being out in the field. Anna took a job in an equine based clinic that practiced out of Orange County, NY that allowed her to provide general care, emergency care, medical and surgical treatments for race horses, sport horses and pleasure horses. Several evenings a week, Anna and her colleagues would provide emergency care and treatment to horses racing at Yonkers raceway as well.
Due to her time at Yonkers and Prairie Meadows Racetrack, Anna wanted to help racehorses and the overall sport of racing. She accepted a new position with the New York State Gaming Commission as the Supervising Racetrack Veterinarian at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga thoroughbred racetracks. She worked at this position for over 2 1/2 years to help increase the safety conditions, and monitor the horses at the racetracks to ensure their welfare and safety. With the help of Dr. Scott Palmer as equine medical director, and with the cooperation and help of other veterinarians, the injury levels at the 3 racetracks greatly declined and other safety measures were added in that time to help protect the horses.
Due to Anna's exposure to Traditional Chinese Medicine in humans by her mother, who was certified for Acupuncture while she practiced as a Physical Rehabiliation doctor as a Medical Doctor, Anna noticed during her time in small and large animal practice that few veterinarians were offering or were able to provide other therapeutic modalities to increase the health and overall quality of life for animals. Anna decided to expand her profession by becoming a certified Chiropractic Veterinarian through Options for Animals in 2013, after passing the IVCA examination. Afterwards, she also finished the Acupuncture certification program in 2014 through the Chi Institute program in Florida.
In 2015, Dr. Anna Goldberg opened Holistic Mobile Veterinarian to offer holistic care to animals large and small, predominantely in the New York & Connecticut area. In this way, Dr. Anna hopes to offer chiropractic, acupuncture, chinese herbal medicine, and laser therapy to animals by a certified veterinarian. As a veterinarian, Dr. Anna is able to integrate her knowledge as a traditionally trained veterinarian and as an acupuncturist and chiropractor, to better identify the treatments that will benefit her patients.
Dr. Anna loves the work she is able to do now in aiding both her patients and the owners who love them. Anna just married her amazing husband in June of 2016, and is excited to announce that "Dr. Gurevich" is now officially "Dr. Goldberg". Anna and her husband love spending time with their many pets - 2 rescue dogs (Chukcha, a pit-bill mix, and Summer, a South African mastiff), their 3 goats - Pepper, Pumpkin, and Pumpernickel - and their adopted thoroughbred, Big Business. They also very often foster kittens and cats that they rescue in the area as they rehabilitate and attempt to find a permanent home for. Anna also loves to spend time with her large and very close family, spending time catching up with her parents, brother, cousins, aunts and uncles who live in the area. Anna's hobbies outside of her work, family, and her own pets include yoga to destress, rebalance, and refocus her own mind & body to better help her patients, as well as cooking up and trying new dishes.