James Herriot, 4H, and a cat named Cicero all made Dr. Burgess who she is today. Born and raised in Kansas City to high school teachers, summer driving trips were spent listening to All Creatures Great and Small on the car radio. An interest in veterinary medicine and a determination to embrace all things animal was born. Volunteering for the local vet at fourteen turned into a high school job and taught her the ropes of the profession from kennel cleaning to answering phones.
Dr. Burgess attended Kansas State University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After graduation she moved to Hollywood, FL, to obtain advanced training at a large referral, general, and emergency practice small animal internship focusing on cats and dogs. In 2000 she relocated to her soon-to-be husband’s hometown of Chicago.
Dr. Burgess then practiced downtown at a large general practice and at referral specialty center Arboretum View Animal Hospital providing emergency/critical care. Along with her husband John the idea for Healthy Paws Animal Hospital was born and a dream finally come true with its opening May 2010.
While not at work, Dr. Burgess enjoys spending time with her husband and practice manager John and their four young daughters. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, sewing, and cooking.
Healthy Paws Animal Hospital, How We Exceed Expectations….
Healthy Paws Animal Hospital is a high quality, full-service, state of the art veterinary practice that strives to exceed every client expectation. Our professional and courteous staff provides the best possible medical, surgical, dental, and behavioral care for clients and their cherished pets. Providing an exceptional veterinary experience is our commitment; communication and information are our cornerstones.
Services available include: general wellness exams, senior wellness care, behavioral recommendations, nutrition counseling, general and emergency surgery, spay/neuter, pain management, compassionate euthanasia services, digital dental radiography, teeth cleaning, and digital dental radiography. With regards to vaccination, Healthy Paws embraces “one size does not fit all” and customizes protocols to each patient following the most recent and conservative guidelines. Our hospital has an onsite laboratory, isolation ward, modern surgery suite, and comprehensive pharmacy.
Features such as convenient “in room” checkout, floor to ceiling exam room windows, and paperless medical records set Healthy Paws Animal Hospital apart while providing a more relaxing, streamlined experience for pets and their owners. Details are our specialty.
Conveniently located on Lakewood Road, just south of Ackman Road, in Lake in the Hills, we are in close proximity to Crystal Lake, Huntley, Village of Lakewood, and Algonquin. Contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and how we can serve the needs of you and your beloved pet.