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The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has elected Dr. Nathaniel C. Burke, a large animal veterinarian at Rose Hill Veterinary Practice in Rappahannock, as the organization’s new president.

Burke was voted into office at the association’s annual meeting last month at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.

Burke is a native of Page County, where he grew up on the family farm raising swine and beef cattle. After graduating from Page County High School, he became a life-long Hokie, earning his bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from Virginia Tech.

As a veterinarian, Burke has worked as an ambulatory large animal clinician in Pennsylvania, a mixed animal veterinarian in the Shenandoah Valley and as a field veterinarian for the Virginia Department of Agriculture. He is married to Dr. Sarah Krall, who he met in veterinary school. Together, they have a son, Grayson and a daughter, Anna Mae.

“We are so proud to have Dr. Burke representing the veterinary profession of the commonwealth and beyond. His leadership and organizational skills will serve us all well,” said Dr. Thomas Massie, owner of Rose Hill Veterinary Practice and past president of the VVMA.

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated  to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary medicine.

From the Rappahannock News, April 1, 2024