Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Michael Suhie
DVM Medical Director
I grew up in Milford, CT and went to undergraduate school at Michigan State University (we hate the Wolverines with an equal passion) where I studied Clinical Laboratory Science . After graduation I worked at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus for 2 years prior to getting into veterinary school at Ohio State, subsequently graduating in 2006. I completed a one-year internship where I was subjected to intense emergency and critical care training as well as general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, and general practice. I practiced for 10 years serving as the Co-Medical Director at a 24 hour hybrid emergency, general practice, and specialty hospital in Cheshire, CT, and will miss all the great patients and clients I had the privilege of knowing. Most recently, I have spent the past year as an associate veterinarian at our sister hospital, VCA Midpark. My wife, Michele, a native of Norwalk, OH, and I have two beautiful children, and we are allowed to live with our cat Bill and our dog, Tater. We recently lost Bill's brother Mac to heart disease and miss him terribly. In my time away from work I enjoy a number of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, camping, and spending time with my family. Chief among the outdoor pursuits is competitive benchrest shooting and I am a hobby level machinist.
Hospital Manager

Thank you for visiting our VCA Burton website. I look forward to meeting you!

I have been involved in the veterinary field for over fourteen years, ten of which were with VCA while working my way up from Client Service Representative to Hospital Accounts Supervisor. When a Hospital Manager position opened up near my hometown, I knew I had to apply! 

There are many qualities that continue to impress me about the team at VCA Burton Animal Hospital, but the most obvious one is their dedication to their clients, patients, and the community around them. Many members of the team live just a small distance from the hospital and have been taking care of patients here for decades. You may encounter them representing VCA Burton at local events and meetings. Our doctors and support staff are very skilled and compassionate, and we strive to do our best with every patient, every day. 

The passion and dedication at VCA Burton is remarkable, and I feel very grateful to be part of the team! Your experience here is of incredible importance to me. We realize that your furry friend is an extension of you, and a member of your family. I am hopeful that every interaction you have at VCA Burton is one that leaves you feeling informed and well cared for! 

Outside of VCA Burton, I enjoy cooking, camping, sunshine, and being active with my family. I have the most patient husband and two amazing kids, as well as dogs, a cat, chickens, a turtle, and fish!


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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