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The Dog Doc Now Available on Demand, Virtually

The Dog Doc, a documentary about a South Salem, New York, veterinarian, and his groundbreaking approach to animal health, is now available on-demand on Amazon, iTunes and Apple TV, as well as virtually in theaters across the country. The film, which the New York Times called “a thought-provoking look at what is missing from modern medicine—for animals and for people,” was to have premiered in theaters in March.

A pioneer of integrative medicine, Dr. Marty Goldstein has been called everything from maverick to miracle worker. His practice, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, located just north of Manhattan, attracts four-legged patients from around the world, providing holistic treatment for animals after other vets have given up hope.

For The Dog Doc, director Cindy Meehl went behind the scenes at Smith Ridge for two and a half years to capture “Dr. Marty” and his colleagues' commitment to wellness and the results they achieve. Meehl's unobtrusive camera highlights the vulnerability of her subjects—canine and human—while tracking each animal’s progress. The film combines family stories with the hard science of integrative care.

This integrative health approach “takes more time and thought from the health provider and it is a true commitment to healing the body on all levels,” Meehl says. “It transcends the medical paradigm and becomes a way of life. It works for people and animals and I hope that this film will be the beginning of a new path to health for all.”

For more information, including a list of virtual screenings, visit DogDocTheFilm.com.