Born in Chicago, Dr. Goldenson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in St. Paul. Following additional post doctoral training and working in several northeastern Illinois veterinary practices, Dr. Goldenson and his family moved to Naperville where he established the DuPage River Animal Hospital.
Dr. Goldenson is an active member of many Veterinary Medical Associations, including the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Heartworm Society and the American Veterinary Dental Society. He is active in the on-line veterinary medical community with the Veterinary Information Network. He served as president of the DuPage County Veterinary Medical Society and has served as co-chair of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association's public education committee.
In addition to activities in the veterinary profession, Dr. Goldenson has served in many capacities in local civic organizations including the Naperville Rotary Sunrise Club, past president of the Naperville Noon Lions Club, past president of the Naperville School District 203 Career Education Advisory Council and treasurer of the Naperville Task Force for Drug Free Youth. Dr. Goldenson and his wife Sandy and pets reside in Naperville where he is an avid bicyclist, canoeist and cross-country skier. Other hobbies include amateur radio, hiking, and playing the piano and guitar.