Dr. Joseph Burke - Veterinarian


Dr. Joseph Burke is originally from the immediate area of Cornerstone Animal Hospital.

He graduated from Jack C. Hays High School in 1980, and attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate and veterinary school education. He has been a practicing veterinarian for 33 years, with 28 of these years as a veterinarian in Hays County. He brings with him a large amount of veterinary and management experience, having previously managed a veterinary facility in South Texas for 4 years, and owned a busy hospital in the Wimberley area for 10 years before selling it to focus more on his family. Dr. Burke has an interest in all facets of companion animal medicine. The part of private practice he most enjoys is the daily interaction with people and pets.

Dr. Burke has a wife, Chris, and three sons. He met his wife at Texas A&M, where Chris also obtained a degree. His oldest son, Danny, is a 2009 ROTC graduate from Texas A&M and served as a Captain in the US Army before leaving the military and entering the private workforce. His middle son Zachary obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree at Texas A&M in 2012 and was a 4-year member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. He also obtained his Master's degree at Texas A&M and is employed as an engineer. His youngest son Jeremiah obtained his Agriculture degree at Texas A&M in 2016 and is employed in the agriculture industry. The Burke family has always had a wide variety of pets, ranging from dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. Dr. Burke and his wife currently have 2 dogs, 2 cats, a collection of laying hens, and 2 pet Painted Desert sheep.

In his spare time, he enjoys being in the outdoors and on the water with his loyal Labrador Scarlet, and he loves to spend time with his family including his wonderful young grandson. His extended family, including his mom and dad, most of his siblings, and their families, still make this area west of Buda their home.

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