Samantha Goldstein, DVM (House Officer)



Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Year

Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Area of Interest


“I chose a career in Veterinary Medicine due to my interest in animals and science since I was a little kid. I tried every instrument and sport, but nothing stuck like working with dogs and horses. I grew up as a horse trainer and horseback riding instructor utilizing Parelli Natural horsemanship. This Natural horsemanship entails a bond between a horse and a human through “love, language, and leadership.” I was quickly drawn to animal behavior, challenges, and the selflessness of animals. I knew these assets mixed with science and the passion to learn led me to the path of Veterinary medicine. With the desire to always want to give back, I felt as though Veterinary medicine would be the best of ways.

My area of interest in specializing is surgery. Through my time in school, clinics, and externships, I found that I gravitated the most to surgery, watching over every surgical procedure that I could. I volunteered to work in shelter medicine in St. Kitts, Colorado, and Florida doing soft tissue surgeries and assisting with orthopedic procedures. Due to my meticulousness and love for anatomy, I felt that surgery was the best fit for me. I believe all the aspects of my life that made me who I am, guided me to want to be a valuable surgeon, giving the best quality medicine to my future patients.” 


Starting Monday, April 8th through the end of September, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin their road resurfacing project along Waukegan Road from Lake Cook Road to Half Day Road (IL 22). Please allow additional travel time to our hospital during the construction. Learn More: Waukegan Road Resurfacing Project