Dr. Arnold L. Goldman, Chairman

Dr. Arnold L. Goldman is chairman of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) and founded its CTSART and Companions-in-Crisis programs. The CTSART program began in 2005 with the creation of a single Regional Animal Response Team in the Greater Hartford area. Companions-in-Crisis was created in 2009, in collaboration with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

In 2007 Dr. Goldman advocated for enactment of Connecticut Public Act 07-11, which requires communities to take into account the needs of household pets owned by citizens evacuated in disasters. For this accomplishment the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association named Dr. Goldman the 2008 Veterinarian-of-the-Year.

In recognition of his work on behalf of domestic violence victims and their animals Dr. Goldman was named to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence' "First 100 Men", Class of 2013. This honor is given annually to those whose work champions the cause of domestic violence victims.

Dr. Arnold L. Goldman owns Canton Animal Hospital in Canton, CT and is a past president of the Hartford County, Connecticut and New England Veterinary Medical Associations, and the National Alliance of State Animal & Agricultural Emergency programs. He has also represented Connecticut in several roles within the American Veterinary Medical Association, the national professional society for veterinarians.

Dr. Goldman is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and is a life member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

He is married, with two adult children and lives in Canton with his wife, their Boston terriers and their cats.

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF)

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