Dr. Dan Golodik was born and raised in Tenafly, NJ. He grew up coming down the Jersey shore every summer and naturally moved down this way after school. “My favorite spot to spend time at is Island Beach State Park for its natural beauty, untouched nature, and great fishing and surfing.” He was always rescuing wildlife with his mother, and was allowed to have many types of pets through the years. Additionally, his family has fostered many dogs through a rescue organization.
Dr. Golodik graduated from The University of Rhode Island in 2009 with a B.S. degree in pre-veterinary science. He then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2013 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Kona is his 8 year old spayed female “coconut retriever.” He acquired her from the streets of St. Kitts in the Caribbean as a tiny puppy. She has been through a lot with Dr. Golodik over the years, and has traveled many places including the beaches of St. Kitts, the cornfields of Iowa and NJ. She is a faithful companion who is ready for adventure at any time, is always enthusiastic, and loves everyone! Dr. Golodik and Kona commonly run, mountain bike, hike, and fish together.
“I have truly loved being involved in veterinary medicine and still find myself thinking how lucky I am to be able to get to come to the hospital every day, and work with animals and the owners alike. I enjoy all types of animals and love the bonds I have made with clients over the years.”
Outside of the office, he enjoys staying active and being outdoors. “I love the beach and the mountains, and love surfing and hiking. Photography is another passion of mine, in particular capturing the colors of sunrise, sunsets, and beach photography. My ideal vacation would involve building out a camper van, driving it cross country, and visiting all of our wonderful national parks.”