Testimonials

Clinical Practice:

“Dr. Goldberg gave us permission to be in anguish. She combined the medical and the social and psychological and the messy and the human and she just dealt with it. I’ve known a lot of vets. Dr. Goldberg is in a class by herself.”
-F. Parsons

“Katherine and her work are an incredible gift. She is so smart, so kind, so thoughtful, so patient, so educated and experienced. I suspect she is on the leading edge of finding new approaches to work with humans and pets in navigating the treatment and dying processes in ways that honor everyone.  She has facilitated the treatment, discernment and decision making for three of my animals now – each very different from the others – and there is simply no one else I would call.”
-R. Weger

“Katherine has a specialist’s knowledge of the problems of older pets that goes beyond standard veterinary care.”
-M. Luckow

“You provided everything that I needed in caring for Gus at the end of his life and therefore, everything that he needed to have an exceptional quality of life until he died. My heart is filled with gratitude for all that you did. You are so good at what you do – kind, compassionate, professional but personal. The community and world are a better place for having you.”
-S. Ladd

“We can’t thank you enough for your extraordinarily compassionate care of Sadie (and us!). It was such a gift to us that she was so well cared for in the comfort of her own house by someone she trusted. She seemed to sense that you were there to help us, and we are so grateful that she spent her final days as pain-free and fear-free as possible. Thank you for being such a caring, supportive and helpful presence for our family and for doing the work that you do – it is so important!”
-A. & S. Kenaley

“Your kindness and caring made a tragic situation bearable and even comforting. Your service is invaluable.”
-W. Ramin


Teaching: Veterinary Professionals

“Goldberg’s lecture on the Goals of Care Conversation is one that I would characterize as the single lecture with the power to change the most lives that I have attended at any conference, ever.”

“What a tremendously important subject, covered so informatively and accessibly and engagingly.”

“Conversation Guide! One of the most useful bits of info for me to take home from the entire conference. Wonderful speaker, wanted to hear more!”

“Enthusiastic and contagious.”

“This was a phenomenal presentation. I do hospice and palliative care already, and was not sure if I would learn anything, but she taught at the perfect level – great for someone who has never done it, or does it every day.” 

“Lots of food for thought. It has made me reconsider how I currently approach euthanasia and end of life decisions and how I can be doing a much better job.”

“Dynamic speaker. Thought provoking.”

“Great speaker on a topic that does not get enough attention.”

“By far the best speaker of the day. Please bring her back next year.”

“I found it interesting that our practice is pretty much dealing with hospice patients – more than I realized. Will start implementing many ideas/suggestions from this seminar.”

“Great talk, speaker passionate about topic and it shows.”

“Very interesting and important topic – a wealth of information and resources provided.”

“A large amount of valuable information, things that I’ve never considered.”

“This information is extremely useful and much needed in our profession.”

“Practical, reasoned, real life, thought provoking.”

“She was the star of the conference.”

“Fantastic, passionate speaker, please return next year!”

“This was wonderful. Could have listened for another hour.”

“Excellent speaker, engaged, funny, loved her!”

“This was my favorite lecture of the day.”

“Loved this seminar. Very awakening and awareness enhancing.”

“Thank you Dr Goldberg for the path you have chosen. Our profession needs you!”


Teaching: Student Feedback

“The best part of the palliative care course was getting practical advice and “best practice” recommendations for supporting clients & their pets through difficult end of life discussions and palliative care. Nothing else in the curriculum comes close.”

“I feel so grateful for your class all the time – I’ve performed about 10 euthanasias so far and I’m grateful that I know what I’m doing and can focus on the human aspect. I think you’ll be glad to know I keep my healthy mind platter in the back of my head, and I try to make that happen every day! ”

“Very grateful that I was able to take your course before graduation – thank you!”

“Absolutely fantastic speaker – embodies a great role model for the type of thinking that is so important in this profession.”

“One of the more important and practical lectures we received!”

“The best approach to euthanasia that I have had the pleasure of hearing.”

“Easily my favorite lecture of the course.”

“Dr. Goldberg was one of the best speakers I’ve heard since being at the vet school.”

“Absolute favorite talk of the class.”

“She gave voice to many of my own misgivings about the cavalier way we sometimes approach euthanasia in vet med.”

“This was one of the best lectures I have ever seen. This is a topic that all veterinarians should be comfortable talking about.”

“Amazing! It made me think about different elements of euthanasia I wouldn’t have otherwise even considered.”

“Dr. Goldberg offers an incredible opportunity for students to learn about this area of medicine that is such a large part of what we’ll be doing every day in our professional careers.”

“It would be a disservice to us and our future patients to go out into the veterinary world without knowledge about palliative medicine.”

“This class is a vital aspect of our curriculum.”

“Dr. Goldberg is entertaining and her capacity for empathy is uncommon and remarkable. We need more Dr. Goldbergs in the world!”

“Totally radical and fabulous.”