Dr Emily Burke

“I first experienced the satisfaction earned by caring for animals as a young girl when my father and I worked together to help our pet cat Tigger recover after it was hurt in our back yard. My Dad and I were both so proud to have done something so important for Tigger.I was born and raised in Hamburg, New York. After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2004 with a degree in Environmental Science and Geoscience and having lived through one too many frigid and gray winters, I moved to the Gulf Coast were I worked in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida as a physical scientist and hurricane emergency responder for NOAA.After a few years of working along the Coast, I realized how important caring for animals is to me and I enrolled at LSU’s Veterinary School in 2009. While at LSU, I placed a high emphasis on learning about canine and feline nutrition. I believe that proper nutrition is a very important aspect of every pet’s care. I also focused on learning cutting edge surgical procedures and techniques used for many of the procedures commonly performed in veterinary hospitals. I graduated Magna Cum Lade from LSU in May 2013.I am looking forward to meeting you and doing everything I can to take care of your pet at St. Francis Veterinary Hospital.”