Dr. Maja Drozdz
Dr. Maja Drozdz has a lifelong ambition of becoming a veterinarian and giving back to shelter animals and the community. While volunteering at city shelters in college, completing an externship at Harnas Wildlife in Namibia, and designing her own vet program in Mexico with shelter animals, she graduated from Tufts University in 2012. She then went on to complete a rotating internship at the renowned ASPCA in New York City. Moving to the Bay Area for 6 years she worked in private practice but continued to work with the underserved population through PawFund and then fundraised and coordinated an entire dental program for the Contra Costa Animal Shelter. She has now settled with her family in Colorado and is excited to share her love of geriatric care, arthritis management, cats, and dentistry with the staff and clients of Goldsmith Veterinary.
Dr. Kristin Bleakley
Dr. Bleakley is a Denver native. She went to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for her Bachelor of Arts degree, and graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. When not at work, her favorite place to be is with her family. She has four children, three dogs, two cats, and one husband!
Dr. Emily Plock
Dr. Emily Plock is originally from a small town in Central Nebraska. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She then completed her doctorate of veterinary medicine through the joint program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Iowa State University. Outside of the hospital, a few of her favorite hobbies include traveling, exploring the mountains, wake surfing, and game nights with friends.
Dr. John-Edd Brown
Dr. John-Edd Brown comes to Goldsmith with 22 years of veterinary experience. Dr. Brown has practiced from Alaska to Hawaii to Oklahoma prior to landing in Denver. Dr. Brown and his wife Kathy have two grown daughters and two dogs. They lead an adventurous life and love to travel when they can. As a CSU graduate Dr. Brown is glad to be back in the state of Colorado to enjoy the outdoors and having family nearby.
Dr. Lindsey Norberg
Dr. Lindsey Norberg grew up on a farm just outside of Ithaca, New York. After graduating high school, Dr. Norberg and her identical twin sister made their way to Auburn, Alabama on a swimming scholarship for Auburn University. Dr. Norberg was an Olympic trials qualifier and a NCAA Division 1 All-American during her swimming career. While at Auburn, she continued to pursue veterinary medicine and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Dr. Norberg attended the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated summa cum laude. During her years as a veterinary student and her time practicing in Indiana, she developed a passion for preventative medicine, dermatology and ultrasonography. In her free time Dr. Norberg enjoys cooking, swimming, running and exploring the great outdoors with her fiancé and three dogs.
Dr. Joel Lum
Originally from Singapore, Dr. Joel Lum graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia before moving to Colorado. His particular interests developed while working with rescue and shelter animals like cats, dogs, birds and wildlife in Thailand, Australia and South Africa. In his personal time, Dr. Lum enjoys experiencing and learning about different cultures, caring for his two Thai rescued cats, and playing rugby. He is excited to be in Denver to experience the city and explore this beautiful state!
Dr. Jeff Goldy
Dr. Jeff Goldy is one of the owners of Goldsmith Veterinary Clinic. He grew up in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School. Dr. Goldy partnered with Dr. Rea in 2004. Like the rest of the Goldsmith crew, Dr. Goldy has a large animal background and still enjoys working on the occasional horse or two. Dr. Goldy stays very busy with his wife and three children. They are all active in many sports and outdoor activities. Dr. Goldy enjoys the beauty of Colorado and when he finds free time, he loves to hunt, fish and ski.
Dr. Doug Rea
Dr. Doug Rea was born in Winner, South Dakota and raised in Basin, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming before going to Veterinary School at Colorado State University. After graduating in 1994, he completed a one year internship at Washington State University at their Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Rea brought his “small town” values to Goldsmith Veterinary Clinic when he acquired the practice in 1997. The Rea family is still heavily involved in the practice, as you may see one of them walking dogs, filing, or answering your phone call. Dr. Rea and his wife Cari are extremely busy even though their three children are grown and have flown the coop. When not visiting his children around the country or taking care of their many animals, Dr. Rea enjoys fishing, hunting, cycling and running his South Dakota cattle business with his parents. One of his favorite events is participating in the Wyoming MS 150 Bike Ride with his cousin.