Meet Our Doctors
James Geer, VMD
Dr. Geer is a Connecticut native who founded the Colchester Veterinary Hospital in 1974. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Connecticut and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. He lives with his wife, Jeanne, in Hebron along with a Boxer, many cats, and 2 horses. Dr. Geer's interests include woodworking, sailing and organic farming.
Robert McLaughlin, DVMDr. McLaughlin received his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 1984. His D.V.M. degree was earned at Oklahoma State University in 1989, the same year he joined the staff at Colchester Veterinary Hospital. Dr. McLaughlin's wife, Elizabeth, is a Special Education teacher. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Julie. Callie and Charlotte, both Irish Setter, and Caleb, a Domestic Short Hair cat, round out Dr. McLaughlin's household. Dr. McLaughlin enjoys outdoor sports and is an avid runner. He also takes great pleasure in hiking, skiing, and running triathlons.
Michael Berard, DVMDr. Berard is a 1991 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Berard is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He resides in Colchester with his wife, Brenda, and children, Stephanie, Zachary, and Olivia. Dr. Berard's special interests are chemotherapy and heartworm disease. His hobbies are baseball, carpentry, farming, and John Deere Tractors.
Dr. Walker is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned his B.S. Degree in Cellular Biology. Dr. Walker also holds a license to practice veterinary medicine in Massachusetts, is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, of which he is a board member. Dr. Walker is a Massachusetts native who joined the staff of Colchester Veterinary Hospital in 2006. He currently lives in Lebanon with his wife, Kate, their daughter, Piper, 3 cats, Pete, Frank, and Mustacchio, a Labrador Retriever named Iris, 8 chickens, and a rooster named Dug. Dr. Walker's hobbies include building computers, homebrewing beer, mixology, amateur horology, and Texas-style barbecuing.
Dr. Caruso grew-up outside of Boston and received her Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Haverford College, located outside Philadelphia, in 2002. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, and then returned to New England to join the staff of Colchester Veterinary Hospital. She and her husband, John, daughter, Julia, and son, Corbin, live in Glastonbury along with their two dogs, Mabel and Zeta, and two cats, Bellatrix and Leonard. In her spare time, Dr. Caruso enjoys running, playing tennis, and participating in triathlons.
David Busch, VMD
Dr. Busch is a Connecticut native who received his BS in Animal Science and Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut in 2005. He then traveled to Philadelphia and received his VMD from The University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He started at Colchester Veterinary Hospital in 2012. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association. In his spare time enjoys spending time outside with his wife Dr. Heather Busch, son Ethan and their three dogs Flint, Hamlet and Aspen as well as gardening, fly-fishing and hiking.
Heather Busch, DVM
Dr. Busch is an eastern Connecticut native. She received her undergraduate degree in animal science and pathobiology from the University of Connecticut in 2002. She received her DVM degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2010. Her professional interests include feline medicine and dermatology. She currently lives in Plainfield with her husband, David, their son, Ethan, 3 dogs, Flint, Hamlet, Aspen, 3 cats, Amelia, Morris, and Simon and 16 chickens. In her spare time, Dr. Busch enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and hiking.
Kristen Crowther, DVM
Dr. Kristen Crowther is a Connecticut native. She received her Bachelors of Science from Elon University in 2002, and her DVM from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2009. Dr. Crowther went into veterinary medicine to help families live the best possible life with their pets, by focusing on preventative medicine. Dr. Crowther lives in Glastonbury, CT with her husband Jack, son Sam, dog Clifford, and cat, Scout. In her free time she enjoys going on adventures with Sam, skiing, hiking and crafts.
Dr. Seaton is a University of Connecticut alumna (Go Huskies!), graduating with a B.S. degree in Pathobiology in 1988. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!), earning her D.V.M. degree in 1992. She is also accredited in veterinary acupuncture and human therapeutic massage. Her hobbies include reading, camping, rock climbing, and long-distance cycling. Her cycling includes a yearly 150-mile bicycle tour to raise awareness and money towards finding a cure for Mutliple Sclerosis. She enjoys small animal medicine and being part of the family at Colchester Veterinary Hospital.