Dennis Burkett, VMD, PhD, DACVECC, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Dennis Burkett, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a 1984 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained both MS (1980) and PhD (1986) degrees in Physiology and Biophysics from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and completed a residency in Internal Medicine (with a concentration in emergency and critical care medicine) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Dr. Burkett received professional certification as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in September 1993.
In 2002, Dr. Burkett returned to academia and, in 2005, completed a residency in cardiology at both Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received professional certification as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of cardiology in 2007.
He is a past president of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and a past president of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He is a well-known lecturer and scientific reviewer for many professional publications including the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
For many years, Dr. Burkett has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in cardiovascular research; he therefore has a special interest and knowledgeable background in cardiopulmonary emergencies. His special interests are cardiology, interventional cardiology, emergency medicine and surgery, and critical care medicine.
In founding the Animal Critical Care and Specialty Group, now Hope Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Burkett laid the foundation for exceptional emergency and critical care services for referring veterinarians in the greater Philadelphia region.