We asked Dr. Burke a few questions so that we could learn more about her and get a glimpse into the amazing things that she does in our community!
Where are you originally from? Catonsville-Born and Raised!
How long have you been at Paradise Animal Hospital? Since birth…just kidding 6/19/1990
Where did you go to school? Catonsville Elementary, Junior, Senior high, UMBC, Ohio State
Describe your role in the area pet community? As a hometown veterinarian. I see my role as a doctor first, then employer, community member and business leader
What would you say is the most important impact that your hospital has? Providing outstanding veterinary care in a small town setting
Was would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had? Our annual spay-a-thons have provided free spay/neuter surgery to more than 600 cats. Preventing more than 200,000 unwanted, unnecessary pregnancies
At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets? Probably middle school…my horses were the center of my whole world well into my teens.
List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones): A series of Chris’ all German Shepherds, Dusty, Rebel, Dixie, Smokey—all Pointer’s—personally “Chip” my husband’s first dog, a pointer—Sara Jane my Shepherd rescue, Sneakers, Sadie, Trapper, and currently Ripp and Croner…cats Raisin, Jupiter, Rascal, Beatty and currently Charlotte and Ahab
What kind of food do you feed your pets? Cats-Wellness & Dogs-Wilderness
What is your favorite movie? I love romantic comedies
What kind of music do you like? Country…Jason Aldean, Eric Church
What was the last book that you read? Memorably..The Art of Racing in the Rain
Where was your last vacation? Outer Banks, North Carolina
What is your favorite restaurant? Locally…love the Diner
If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be? Government leaders to discuss how small businesses can create jobs in the community.
Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting: I collect old rusty things that used to have a job…