499 Bantam Road, Unit D, Litchfield, CT 06759

Our Team

Dr. Lisa Dauten, Founder, DVM

Dr. Lisa Dauten graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in May of 2017. Prior to her professional education, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut in 2013. After finishing her schooling, Dr. Lisa was a full time large animal veterinarian in Franklin, Clinton, and St. Lawrence Counties in Northern New York, where she worked primarily with dairy cattle. Most recently, Dr. Lisa worked full time with Housatonic Veterinary Care in Cornwall Bridge, CT where she worked with all creatures, both large and small.

Dr. Lisa's primary interests are in dairy production medicine and consultation. She is a Food Armor accredited veterinarian and can certify farms in the Food Armor program to promote judicious antibiotic use and residue avoidance on farm. Along with dairy production medicine, Dr. Lisa is experienced with beef cow-calf and small ruminant production. She was the recipient of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation Award in 2016 and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Award and Student Recognition Award in 2015. In May of 2017, she also received the Excellence in Bovine Veterinary Medicine Award from the Indiana Veterinary Medicine Association for her interest and proficiency in bovine medicine and surgery.

Dr. Lisa grew up in Litchfield, Connecticut. She spent most of her youth raising dairy cattle, beef cattle, and swine in 4-H. She was very active in her 4-H community and FFA chapters growing up and would greatly like to give back to these programs that helped to get to where she is today. Dr. Lisa is licensed and accredited in CT, MA, and NY and is taking on new clients and patients of all large animal species.

Dr. Erin Masur, DVM

Dr. Erin Masur graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2017 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her clinical rotations at Purdue University, she chose to stay in Indiana to practice both large and small animal medicine for the first chapter of her career. As a New Jersey native, Dr. Masur eventually returned to open her own livestock practice and start her family. Although Dr. Masur’s focus has been on camelid and poultry medicine, she also sees cattle, sheep and goats. Dr. Masur is a member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the American Association of Avian Pathologists, and the Honeybee Veterinary Consortium. She is currently conducting a grant-funded research study to introduce a novel treatment for Haemonchus contortus (or the “barber pole worm”), a parasite recognized as the single biggest threat to the sheep, goat, and camelid industries. Dr. Masur is a USDA accredited veterinarian and has enjoyed many teaching and speaking roles. Dr. Masur is a mom, a sheep farmer, an advocate for agriculture, and loves to go on hikes with her husband and their dogs.

Maggie Baldwin, Practice Manager

Maggie Baldwin has been our practice manager since January 2021. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Business through Colorado State University Online, and will graduate in 2022. Maggie was an active member in Litchfield County 4-H for 10 years, showing dairy cattle and holding officer roles. In 2016, she was on the Connecticut State 4-H Dairy Judging team, and competed nationally. In high school, she served as President and Treasurer of Housatonic Valley FFA. Maggie was twice recognized by the National FFA Organization, receiving a National Bronze Proficiency award in 2019 for her Dairy Production Entrepreneurship SAE and her National American Degree in 2021. Prior to working at Tri-State, Maggie raised Brown Swiss and Holstein cattle of her own, as Rivers Knoll Farm, and worked for several local dairy farms as well. When not at the office or studying, Maggie can be found outside with her dog Cooper, or helping her boyfriend Billy on the farm.

Kristie Laverdiere, Veterinary Technician

Kristie Laverdiere began working at Tri-State in June 2020 as our veterinary technician. She graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2013, with a Bachelors of Technology in Animal Science and an Associate’s degree in Agricultural Business. Kristie has been a veterinary technician since 2017, and a certified artificial insemination technician since 2008. Growing up Kristie was active in both 4-H, showing dairy cattle, and in the Suffield Regional FFA program. Today, she still shows her registered cattle at local fairs. Kristie also enjoys visiting Vermont with her husband Wesley, and her Corgi dog Willow.

 

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