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. 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. Monica Hazelwood
Dr. Monica Hazelwood is a graduate of Colorado State University in Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and was classmates with Dr. Jeff Goldy. She started her career at the largest emergency practice in Phoenix, Arizona but later switched to general practice because she missed the relationships and bonds that form. She loved her practice but not the heat, so in 2015 Dr. Hazelwood moved back to beautiful Colorado. Her clinical expertise is in internal medicine, geriatric cats, diagnostics, and emergency medicine.
During her free time, Dr. Hazelwood enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and two kids, including a daughter who wants to be a vet. They have two large dogs, a lively Rottweiler and sweet German Shepherd. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, gardening, and recently started rock climbing with her kids
Dr. MacKenzie Kohler
Dr. MacKenzie Kohler was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and Technology from Louisiana State University in 2014 and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 before moving to Denver to practice. Dr. Kohler is an avid reader and is committed to lifelong learning. In her free time, she loves to drink beer, travel, foster kittens, and spend time with friends and family. She enjoys the great outdoors and is excited to continue to explore Colorado and all its beauty with her two dogs.
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. 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.