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 29+ 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 29 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. After 29 years, 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 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 20 years, and the veterinarian for the Lambert Airport Police Canine Unit for the last 9 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 26 years. She is a former neonatal (human) intensive care nurse, and has provided me with 4 wonderful children. Sarah is currently doing a fellowship with the Government Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk CT, after graduating from Cor Jesu high school and twice from the University of Notre Dame, with both a bachelors and masters degree in Accounting. Sarah will be moving to London, England for 2 years to work with the International Accounting Standards Board, the organization that sets accounting rules and policies for the world. Ben 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 currently resides in San Diego. Dan is currently attending the University of Notre Dame, after graduating from St. Louis University High School. He is captain of Notre Dame's water polo team. Matt is currently a senior at St. Louis University High School. He is very active in Boy Scouts, having attained the rank of Eagle Scout when he was 14 years old. He worked on summer camp staff this year at S-F Scout Ranch outside of Farmington, MO. We live in Shrewsbury, and attend St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Civic Involvement: member of the Hampton Lions club for the last 25 years, currently serving as chairman of the scholarship committee. 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