Dr. Michael Herman, Owner
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Herman quite literally grew up working at Trooper Veterinary Hospital. His father, Dr. Max Herman, purchased the original veterinary hospital on the property in 1964 and the rest, as they say, is history. From cleaning kennels to general tasks, there was always plenty of things for Dr. Herman to do at TVH. He turned his love of animals and interest in science into a career choice. He received his BS in Biology from Susquehanna University (where he met his wife Janice) and his VMD from the Univeristy of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.
After graduation, he worked in Milford, CT but later returned to work with his father at Trooper Vet in 1982. He became a partner in the practice in 1987 and sole owner of TVH in 2013.
Dr. Herman and his wife Janice have two adult children, Kristen and Jeff. They also have one cat, Ralph who was rescued from the backyard and Louie, the official ambassadog of Trooper Vet (pictured above). When he isn't at the office, Dr. Herman keeps active by traveling, skiing, golfing and playing tennis.
Dr. Tara-Jean Cleary, Associate Veterinarian
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Tara-Jean Cleary grew up in the Constitution state of Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont where she graduated with an Animal Science Degree. She went on to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana, graduating in 2003. After graduation, Dr. Cleary practiced in both Vermont and Connecticut; lucky for us, she moved to Pennsylvania and became part of the Trooper Veterinary Hospital team in 2007.
Dr. Cleary enjoys all aspects of primary veterinary care. She has always loved animals and being able to help them live healthier lives. This profession allows her to get to know many pets and their humans which has been exceptionally rewarding. Dr. Cleary values the relationships she has made with these "animal people" and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional care to their pets.
Dr. Cleary's family includes her husband and five furry family members. The dog contingent includes Angus, an eight year old Doberman who lives to nap and chase squirrels; Niko, a fourteen year old papillon (pictured above) who loves walks, playing ball and sitting on laps; and Paisley, a fifteen year old papillon who is an expert in barking, being held, barking, running around the yard, barking, eating and did we mention barking? Rounding out the Clearly family are sibling cats Miles and Maizey. Miles prefers walking on the kitchen counter rather than the floor, stealing food while counter surfing and knocking things over when there is nothing on the counter to steal. Maizey is a bird watcher extraordinaire who also loves sitting in boxes or laps and eating just about everything.
Dr. Dina D'Souza, Associate Veterinarian
The School of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Dina D'Souza attended undergraduate and veterinary school in the Midwest at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she packed her bags, moved to the East Coast, and began working in private practice. Trooper Vet was thrilled to welcome her aboard in June 2015.
Dr. D'Souza has many years of experience in diagnostics, surgery, dentistry and internal medicine. A true fan of all things cat, she has a very special interest in feline medicine, feline behavior, preventive and geriatric care. A member of the AVMA and the Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. D'Souza is active in the continuing education community.
When she isn't at Trooper taking compassionate care of your pets, Dr. D'Souza is spending time with her husband, children and several rescued feral cats. Dr. D'Souza also has a special fondness for cooking or perhaps more accurately, a special fondness for cooking gadgets! She also loves vegetable gardening and taking long walks.
Dr. Jeffery Luetke, Associate Veterinarian
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Luetke grew up in our state capital of Harrisburg, PA. He did his undergraduate work at La Salle University in Philadelphia and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. As a result of academics bringing him farther east, he took up residence in the Greater Philadelphia area and began working in private practice.
Helping animals has always brought Dr. Luetke great satisfaction. Surgery is a true passion of Dr. Luetke's as is practicing comprehensive medicine. Dr. Luetke loves getting to the root of the problem, creating a treatment plan and then working with clients to take the best possible care of their pets.
Dr. Luetke enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole, daughter Isabella and Swiss Mountain dog, Frieda. He is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
Dr. Thomas Mitchell, Associate Veterinarian
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Thomas Mitchell received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He also attended Colorado State University, obtaining his PhD and completing a residency in Anatomic Pathology. His PhD focused on cats with FIV/FeLV in relation to brain disease in humans. Dr. Mitchell spent time at the University of Pennsylvania completing two post doctorates studying human brain disease and he spent a year at the New Bolton Center as a lecturer in Pathology.
Dr. Mitchell has been taking care of companion pets in private practice for many years. In addition to general and internal medicine, Dr. Mitchell has particular interests in pathology, neuropathology and neuroscience. He places great importance on the client-doctor interaction and making sure that pet owners are as educated as they can be regarding their pet's health. Dr. Mitchell goes the extra mile to make sure that owners have all of their questions answered.
Dr. Mitchell lives in Montco with his wife and college-aged twins. In his spare time, he enjoys Tae Kwon Do, tennis, reading, and astronomy. He also has his pilot's license and enjoys a flight or two as time permits. In addition to his human family, Dr. Mitchell is the proud pet parent of a Bernese Mountain Dog named Sammy, a Newfoundland named Gracie, and a Great Pyrenees named Molly. Not to be overshadowed by the giant dog population, Binx, a domestic short-haired cat, keeps the entire Mitchell clan in line.
Dr. Mia Puschak, Associate Veterinarian
The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mia (Bleier) Puschak was born in the United States and grew up in Israel, where she lived for 15 years and proudly served in the Israeli Defense Force. She moved to the United States in 2003 and completed her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2008, after which, she attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2012. She moved back to Pennsylvania and began her career in small animal emergency medicine followed by 4 years at a small animal general practice.
Dr. Puschak enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, including Internal Medicine, radiology and ultrasound, and nutrition. Most importantly, she loves making friends with all things furry. Dr. Puschak loves spending time with her husband and son. She has two cats – Sophie and Emmett, both formerly strays. In what little spare time found, she enjoys art, nature walks, and traveling.