Dr. Sandy Burke - Veterinarian
Dr. Sandy Burke is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Before that, she earned a BS in Psychology from the University of North Texas and then had a year of additional studies in science at the University of Texas in Austin. During her year of studies at UT, she worked at Brodie Animal Hospital as a receptionist and then a technician. Dr. Werner and his colleagues helped fuel her passion for veterinary medicine and she left BAH in 2002 to start veterinary school. She returned during the summers to visit Austin and work as a technician.
After she graduated, she moved to the Hudson Valley, NY, and worked for a large, multi-doctor practice that was open 24/7. After a couple of years, Dr. Burke and her husband decided it was time to move back home to Austin, to start a family. In 2008, she hired on at Brodie Animal Hospital again- but this time as a doctor.
Dr. Burke's love for animals goes way back to her earliest memories. Her family owned a variety of pets growing up- parakeets, hamsters, doves, ducks, dogs, rabbits, and more! She always had a passion for animals, wildlife, nature, and science. She worked as a kennel technician in high school and volunteered at the animal shelter.
In veterinary school, she wanted to learn about every species! She spent a significant amount of time doing so. She worked at the Wildlife Center on campus and taught ostrich husbandry to 1st-year veterinary students. During her 4th year, she worked at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Wildlife Safari (in Oregon), the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito, CA). These experiences helped her better understand medicine at a deeper level, as well as nurture her love for this world we all share.
Dr. Burke loves all aspects of internal medicine. She enjoys the challenge of complex cases and working through the puzzle to find how it all connects. She especially enjoys endocrinology and ultrasonography. She values each pet and the human-animal bond they share with their owner. She loves getting to know the "pet parents" and working to give complete care to their furry family members.
Dr. Burke lives with her husband, Dan, and her three sons. They have two Bernese mountain dogs, two guinea pigs, twenty chickens, and a handful of fish. In her free time (if she gets lucky enough to find some), she enjoys yoga, jogging, gardening, hiking, reading, knitting, and playing the flute.