The Dog Doc
Director: Cindy Meehl
Producer: Alice Henty
Cast: Dr. Marty Goldstein, Dr. Randie Shane, Dr. Jenna Lenarz-Salcedo, Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, Leigh Hardisty, Helen Gemignani, Joni Evans
A founding father of integrative veterinary medicine, Dr. Marty Goldstein and his colleagues in South Salem, New York, have created a mecca for holistic care, offering hope to scores of previously hopeless animals and their owners. Combining conventional medical training with cutting-edge alternative therapies, Dr. Goldstein’s deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease is transformative for all living things.
As Dr. Goldstein and his staff interact with animals, the stakes are high, and it is often touch-and-go as we watch the owners—some of whom have traveled great distances—struggle with the question of whether or not their pets will live to see another day.
The Dog Doc poses a serious question about whether we are over-medicating our pets, our children and ourselves, while also offering an immersive view into a seldom-seen world to paint a complete picture of the dedication and joy of being a veterinarian.
2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 101 minutes
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