General information: attended and graduated from St. Louis University High School, class of 1973: University of Missouri College of Agriculture Class of 1976, B.S. In Animal Science; University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1980 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In practice for 38 years. I started Hampton Animal Hospital in 1983, which is located in south St. Louis city at 2826 Hampton. I am the only veterinarian in my office.

Professional qualifications and interests: Licensed in the states of Missouri and Florida for the last 38 years to practice veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry. I enjoy performing most soft tissue surgeries and select orthopedic surgeries. Particular surgical interests include thyroid removal in cats, cancer, urinary bladder, plastic and eye surgeries, and wound repair in dogs and cats. I still enjoy doing castrations and ovariohysterectomies (spays.) I treat any and all types of medical problems, with particular interests in ophthalmology (disorders of the eye), dermatology (disorders of the skin), endocrinology (diseases of the glands like diabetes and thyroid disease), nephrology and urology (diseases of the kidneys and urinary bladder), and gastroenterology (disease of the stomach and intestines). I have a special interest in these areas, but I am NOT a board certified specialist in them. If necessary, I can refer you to many different board certified specialists to treat difficult problems.  I treat primarily dogs and cats, with 60% percent of my patients being dogs, 39% cats, and 1% hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, etc. I do not treat birds. I have been the veterinarian for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Canine Unit for the last 28 years, and the veterinarian for the Lambert Airport Police Canine Unit for the last 18 years. In that capacity I evaluate potential dogs, provide medical and surgical services for the dogs in the unit, and provide training to the officers on health care, first aid, and husbandry practices.

Personal Information: Married to Sherri Geisman for 33 years. She is a former neonatal (human) intensive care nurse, and has provided me with 4 wonderful children. Sarah was employed by the International Accounting Standards Board, the organization that sets accounting rules and policies for the world, and had been living in London, England until August of 2016, when she moved to Boston to attend Harvard to obtain a Masters in Public Administration degree.  She graduated from Cor Jesu high school and twice from the University of Notre Dame, with both a bachelors and masters degree in Accounting.   Ben attended St. Louis University High School, and graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a degree in Psychology and a minor in business, which he earned in 3 ½ years. He has moved back to St. Louis, and travels for his job, which is playing online poker.  Dan is currently working for Lending Club as a financial analyst, and lives in San Francisco.  He had worked for Capital One in Dallas and then Chicago.  He attended the University of Notre Dame, when their undergraduate business program was ranked #1 in the country. He also graduated from St. Louis University High School.  He was captain of Notre Dame's water polo team.  Matt graduated from St. Louis University High School also, and graduated from the University of Dayton.  He was very active in Boy Scouts, having attained the rank of Eagle Scout when he was 14 years old.  He worked for many years on summer camp staff tat S-F Scout Ranch outside of Farmington, MO.  He is now a St. Louis County police officer.  We live in Shrewsbury, and attend St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Civic Involvement: Member and Past President of the Hampton Chippewa Business Association. Founding and current board member of the Second District Police Business Association, an organization which provides financial and other types of support to the command personnel and officers that serve in our local police district. Boy Scout leader in Troop 336 with St. Michael’s parish in Shrewsbury, currently serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster, after having served as a Tiger Cub leader, den leader, Webelo’s leader, cub scout and boy scout committee member, and Scoutmaster.

Hobbies and interests: fishing, hiking, and camping, and watching spectator sports, particularly hockey, baseball, and football.  No, scratch football, after what Stan Kroenke did to St. Louis. 

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