Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

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60 Lovely Street
Canton, CT 06019

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(860) 693-0214


  • Hours:
  • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun: 8:00am - 4:00pm

The professional and courteous staff at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing your pet with the very best medical care available. Our extensive list of services demonstrates our dedication to meeting your pet’s needs. But our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable staff will treat you and your pet with the compassion, respect, and professionalism you deserve. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior, or anything in between, our focus is on promoting your pet’s health and longevity. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help promote better health for your pet.

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Peter Berk, DVM

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital began as a one-veterinarian, three-room clinic when Dr. Peter Berk purchased the facility in 1964. After more than forty years and three additions, the facility has expanded to a large three-veterinarian, fully-equipped hospital with a full-service boarding and day care center.

Dr. Berk received his Bachelor's of Science Degree and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. He interned for one year in Bradenton, Florida and completed a one-year post-doctoral study in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Berk is very involved in the veterinary community. He is a past president of Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association and is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association and the Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Berk was a recipient of the NIH grant for study in thoracic surgery and a consultant with a United Technologies primate space research project.

Dr. Berk’s three children have also been successful in their careers. Katie, who lives in Vermont, is a clinical psychologist with a Ph. D., and sons Andrew and Jeff are equine veterinarians living in Los Angeles and Florida, respectively.

His hobbies include competitive horse sports - he frequently participates in equestrian events and polo. He also enjoys skiing and tennis. Dr. Berk has a cat, Joe Black, who resides with us here at the hospital, eager to greet each visitor.
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David Staudacher, VMD

Dr. David Staudacher grew up in Connecticut and returned in 1988 when he joined the veterinary team at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital. Co–owner of the hospital, Dr. Staudacher has enjoyed watching the practice grow during the two decades he has cared for pets.

Dr. Staudacher completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1978. He continued his veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris in 1986. He counts internal medicine and soft-tissue surgery among his favorite areas of professional interest. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Dental Society.

Dr. Staudacher and his wife, Allison, are the proud parents of three children: Adam, Christian and Emma. The family’s four-legged members include a Yorkshire terrier named Artie and a cat named Cuddles. During his leisure time, Dr. Staudacher enjoys gardening, cooking, listening to music and cheering on New York’s sports teams.
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Candace Hersey-Benner, DVM

General practitioner at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Candace Hersey-Benner has professional interests in medicine and surgery for exotic pets.

Dr. Hersey-Benner grew up in Maine and attended Bates College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1999. She continued her education at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Along with exotic pet medicine and surgery, her professional interests include dermatology and canine sports medicine. She also holds a certificate of internship in exotic medicine.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Dr. Hersey-Benner also participates in the annual Can-Am International Dog Sled Race as a trail veterinarian.

Dr. Hersey-Benner and her husband, Dan, have a large family of pets, including two dogs, Molly and Mae, a pair of Australian Shepherds, four cats named Murray, Mina, Mac and Spud, and two rabbits, Minh and Moose, along with a number of Oriental fire-belly toads. When she’s not at the hospital or caring for her pets, Dr. Hersey-Benner enjoys refinishing antique furniture, reading and gardening. She also loves outdoor activities such as camping and mountain biking.
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