Learn About the Speakers for the 2017 MVI Dentistry Series
Gary S. Goldstein
DVM, FAVD, DipAVDC
Dr. Goldstein is Chief Medical Officer of Best Friends Veterinary Group, a national veterinary practice overseeing 60 veterinary facilities.
Previous to joining Best Friends Veterinary Group Dr. Goldstein was a faculty member and Section Head of the Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. In 1987 Dr. Goldstein became a Charter Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and in 1992 became Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
Dr. Goldstein enjoys the outdoors, loves to play golf when the weather is nice, attempts to garden and grow vegetables, likes to cook and try new upcoming restaurants. He and his wife Marsha reside with a Vizla named Stella and two wonderful daughters, Stephanie and Kara.
Dr. Donnell Hansen is a board certified veterinary dentist and oral surgeon from BluePearl Hospitals, working out of both the Eden Prairie and Blaine locations.
A Minnesota native, Donnell went to school at Luther College, graduated veterinary college at the U of MN, and spent a year in Stillwater, Oklahoma for her internship before returning home for a residency at the University of Minnesota. In 2009, Dr. Hansen joined forces with friends to form Moxie Center, which is now known as BluePearl Veterinary Partners.
While managing a busy clinical caseload, Dr. Hansen also speaks nationally about the value (both from a patient care standpoint and practice health perspective) of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Hansen has a special interest in maxillofacial surgery but honestly, loves the whole gig.
To provide a little balance to life, Donnell enjoys time with her family, including her husband (a fellow veterinarian) and two children, out on Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes or working a jigsaw puzzle during the long Minnesota winters. Like any veterinary family, there are an amalgamation of pets at home but the most beloved include two Labradors (the ancient Cody, and career changed Can Do Canine Scout), and her Pocket Pittie, Crickett.