Meet Our Doctors

  • Joseph Burke, DVM

    Joe Burke, DVM 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.

  • Michelle Henthorne, DVM

    Dr Henthorne hails from the metropolitain hub of Houston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary school education.  Before graduating in 2000, she concentrated in Biomedical Science and Clinical Pathology.  She has been a practicing veterinarian for 15 years and brings with her a lot of experience from traveling around the country.  She has practiced in Southern California and Florida as well as the Austin and San Antonio areas but is very happy to finally be settled back in Texas again.  She lives with her wonderful husband, two children and her two adorable pups Quito and Maisie. 

    Dr Henthorne strongly believes that her life has been enhanced by practicing all aspects of veterinary medicine, but feels a particularly connection to dermatology, pain management, client education, preventative care, and helping to strengthen the human-animal bond.  She also loves exploring the areas of emergency and internal medicine, oral surgery, and learning new surgical techniques. 

    In her free time, she loves anything outdoors, working out, reading, and spending all the time she can with her family.

  • Andi East, DVM

    Dr. Andi East is originally a native from the culturally diverse and vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012 with a BS in Biology and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 2017. During her time in College Station attending veterinary school, she was an active member of the Pain Management, Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care clubs. She also held the position of Ostrich Husbandry Supervisor, where she taught first year students how to perform physical examinations on exotic species such as ostriches.

    Dr. East is a member of both the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association and holds an active interest in ophthalmology, internal medicine, cardiology and emergency medicine. Although she was born in San Antonio, Dr. East has always been eager to move to Austin to pursue her passion for veterinary medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and live music. Dr. East strives to provide compassionate and complete care with open communication to her clients.

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