Miracle Worker

To holistic vet Marty Goldstein, no dog is a lost cause.


When he was a student at Cornell University’s vet school in the early 1970s, Marty Goldstein wore a black-and-white button around the Ithaca, N.Y., campus.

“Question Authority,” it proclaimed.

Now, three decades later, the button is gone, replaced by a funky dog pin secured to Goldstein’s exuberant retriever-print shirt. But its philosophy lingers.

If veterinary medicine has a poster boy for the road less traveled, it is Martin Goldstein, DVM, as he is formally identified on the cover of his best-selling 1999 book, The Nature of Animal Healing (now in soft cover from Ballantine). Dubbed a “miracle worker” by Forbes magazine, 60-year-old “Dr. Marty” has tended to a list of celebrity clients ranging from chef Wolfgang Puck to actors Kelly Preston and Steven Seagal, to the occasional blueblood.

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