Don Bergstresser, DVM Dr. Bergstresser grew up in New Hampshire and attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After serving four years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army, he attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri - Columbia, graduating in 1992. Since that time, he has lived and practiced in Charlottesville.
He and his wife Karen have three children, Sarah, Rachel and Matthew, a dog named Ginny and a cat named Gretel. Sarah lives and works in northern Virginia, Rachel attends James Madison University and Matthew is a student at Virginia Tech. Don's free time is spent as a leader with a local Boy Scout troop and he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and traveling with his family.
Martin Betts, DVM Dr. Betts earned a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University in 1976. After a year of graduate studies in Environmental Science he was accepted to and attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1981, Dr. Betts practiced in Northern Virginia for three and one-half years before moving to Charlottesville.
He and his wife Carolyn share their home with 8 dogs and 1 cat. They have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. He also has a keen interest in the restoration of old automobiles and trucks.
Chris Middleton, DVM
Dr. Middleton received his BS and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Purdue University. After graduation, he completed an internship at the University of Georgia.
He lives in Albemarle County with his wife, two dogs, one cat and numerous horses. His special off-duty interests include music, photography and horses.
Elizabeth Luzaich, DVM
Dr. Luzaich earned a BA from UVA in 2000 and graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She was an associate veterinarian in Amherst, Virginia from 2007 until 2016. She enjoys working with and following pets through all stages of their life. Dr. Luzaich feels the human animal bond is strong and is happy to improve the lives of the pets that bring ownners so much joy. She is excited to be at Charlottesville Veterinary Hospital and be a part of great team that offers excellent medicine with a focus on compassion.
She lives in Albemarle County with her husband, daughter, 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 goldfish. Her family enjoys outdoor activities and travel.
Geri Carlson, DVM
Dr. Geri Carlson graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She then completed an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in California, and stayed in that area until moving to Charlottesville in 2008. In her career she has worked in small animal clinics as an associate and as a relief veterinarian. She also worked for 5 years at the Veterinary Tumor Institute in Santa Cruz, where she oversaw radiation therapy treatments for veterinary cancer patients. She loves the variety of general medicine, with a special interest in geriatrics and feline medicine.
She lives in Barboursville with her husband Chip, a nurse practitioner, and their dog Ruby and cat Cinderella. She is very active in local theater and dance, teaching tap and jazz dance one day a week, as well as performing, directing, and choreographing with Four County Players.