Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital in Norwich! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 860-886-0188 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Geoffrey Satterfield

Dr Satterfield graduated in 2007 from Tufts University in Massachusetts. After spending eight years in the United States Marine Corps, Dr Satterfield's desire to continue to help people and animals led him into veterinary medicine.

He spent his first few years in veterinary medicine working in a rural practice in South Texas. There he had an opportunity to work on a wide range of animals from wild hogs to dogs to horses and cattle to white tail deer.

Dr Satterfield has spent his last seven years working in Southern Maryland working mostly on dogs, cats, horses, goats and cows. His most memorable veterinary experience was being able to save a 'hog dog' (a dog used for hunting wild hogs) which had his intestines shredded by a wild hog.

When not working Dr Satterfield enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters, lifting weights and riding horses. Their menagerie of animals includes three horses, two rescue dogs and two cats.

Dr. Casey Pacheco

Dr. Pacheco’s upbringing as a “farm girl” led her to choose a profession in veterinary medicine. Raised on a horse farm in Bristol, RI, she began caring for horses, livestock, and companion animals, at a very early age. Her journey to become a veterinarian began at Sweetbriar College, an elite equestrian school in Sweetbriar, VA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Immediately following graduation, she headed to Grenada, West Indies, to begin her pre-clinical training at the St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2012, she made her way back to the United States and completed her clinical year of veterinary training at Texas A&M University. Having a fondness for the outdoors, mountains, and the change of seasons she has decided to relocate from New Hampshire to join our team at the Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Pacheco is the proud owner of a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named Brady and an 8 year old Quarter horse named Diva. During her spare time, Dr. Pacheco enjoys archery, fishing, hiking with Brady, and horseback riding.

Dr. Amy Blakeslee

After joining the practice at Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2021, Dr Blakeslee began her third iteration of her veterinary career. Her college career began at the University of Connecticut where she earned her Bachelor of Science with Honors in Animal Science. Next she headed to the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada. In 1991, freshly minted with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, she was hired as a large animal veterinarian to serve eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. She held this position for 11 years. During this time, she was married and gave birth to two girls. The challenges of practicing both motherhood and veterinary medicine lead to the decision to scale back on her work life. She was offered a part-time job at a clinic to practice small animal medicine and surgery in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. She accepted this challenging new role which transitioned to full time over the 19 years she was there. Dr Blakeslee most recently enrolled and completed the CCRP course in small animal rehabilitation offered by the University of Tennessee. She hopes to incorporate this new exciting field into her work at Norwichtown Veterinary Hospital.
Dr Blakeslee lives on a farm in Lebanon with her husband and three girls. Her husband, a professional builder, timber framed their house and barn and they have been living there for 30 years. They have kept busy raising hay, chickens, pigs, and beef over the years. Her true passion is her horses. As an avid horsewoman, she spends much of her time off in the saddle on one of their three horses exploring the trails and enjoying God’s creation.

Dr. Ruairi White

Originally from Ireland, Dr. White grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2008 and served 6 years in the Coast Guard before pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from Tufts University with his DVM and MPH in 2018, after which he completed a one-year large animal ambulatory medicine and surgery internship with Tufts Field Service.

Dr. White loves the variety of mixed animal practice and enjoys seeing all species. His particular interests include surgery, equine lameness, and small ruminant medicine. When not working, Dr. White enjoys hiking, running, fishing, and playing guitar. He lives in East Haddam with his wife, Kelsey, and their dog, Kodi.