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, a Boston Terrier, 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 and skiing.
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, five cats, Boo, Pete, Frank, Mustacchio, and Jasper, as well as a guinea pig, Maia, and 8 chickens. 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, Reggie and Leonard. In her spare time, Dr. Caruso enjoys gardening, running, and playing tennis.
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 received his VMD from The University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He likes to spend his spare time gardening, fishing, and hiking.
Kara Carvalho, DVM
Dr. Carvalho is a 2007 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, and joined the staff of Colchester Veterinary Hospital soon after. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Carvalho has golden retriever, Hal, and two cats, Hairy and Clawed. In her spare time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, hiking, listening to live music, do-it-yourself projects, and fishing.
Nicholas Campbell, DVM
Dr. Campbell graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT in 2009, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Veterinary Technology. In 2014, he then earned his D.V.M. degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. His veterinary interests include surgery, radiology, and ultrasound. While away from the hospital, he enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and reading. He has two cats, Jack and Teika.
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.