Brooke Burkhalter, DVM
Sea Turtle Hospital Veterinarian
904-201-8446 | email@example.com
Dr. Brooke Burkhalter graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She spent 14 years in small animal private practice, caring for family pets and sick and injured wildlife within St. Augustine. She enjoys the internal medicine challenges and other aspects of veterinary medicine, but her main passion is soft tissue surgery. Dr. Burkhalter has advanced training in abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, and CO2 laser surgery. Brooke has a lifelong love and admiration for all marine life, especially sea turtles. During her time in small animal practice, she spent several years volunteering at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, assisting in the treatment of sick and injured sea turtles. Brooke is also a volunteer member of the Vilano Beach Sea Turtle Patrol, helping to protect nests and hatchlings along our beaches. As the lead veterinarian at The Sea Turtle Hospital, her primary responsibility is treating turtles affected by fibropapillomatosis. However, she is also very fortunate to work and collaborate with researchers to help better understand the disease and explore new treatment possibilities. Dr. Burkhalter is also an assisting veterinarian at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, FL and surgeon at Flagler Integrative Veterinary Center.
Dr. Burkhalter is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Their family consists of one daughter, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 gerbils, 1 guinea pig, and whatever orphaned wildlife babies are in need at any given time. When she is not working, Brooke enjoys being a softball mom, CrossFit, running, SUPing, and all other things outdoors.