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Meet Our Team


003.JPG BRIAN S. BURKS, D.V.M. DIPL., A.B.V.P.                             Board Certified Equine Specialist

Dr. Brian Burks grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, where he was active in the 4-H club, specifically canine obedience and rabbitry. In an effort to realize his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he began to work as a veterinary assistant for Dr. Michael Stabbe at Clovis Equine Clinic. During this time he attended California State University, Fresno. Brian is a graduate of Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. In preparation for a residency program, he completed an internship at Equine Medical Associates, outside of St. Louis, Missouri. After an internal medicine residency at the University of Georgia, he came to Fox Run Equine Center in 1998. He has authored journal articles and has been a speaker for veterinary continuing education programs. In 2006, he became boarded by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, in equine practice. The ABVP recognizes excellence in the practice of veterinary medicine, and is an arduous endeavor involving case reports and examination.

While Brian's primary interest remains in internal medicine, he is also quite knowledgeable regarding many orthopedic and surgical problems. He takes great satisfaction in diagnosing difficult cases and joy in a successful recovery. Although time outside of work is limited, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, warmblood horses, and four dogs.  Nothing is more important to him than his patients' care and treatment. 

JackLeonard.jpg JOHN M. LEONARD, V.M.D.

Dr. Jack Leonard is an international equine practitioner with over 38 years of experience, and is the founder of Fox Run Equine Center.  He has authored numerous articles and lectured worldwide.  Although not actively practicing, Dr. Leonard is a mentor at Fox Run Equine Center.  He has an international consulting practice based in Cairo, Egypt.  Dr. Leonard also services clients in Kuwait.  His main areas of interest are orthopedics, lameness, sports medicine, and diagnostic imaging.  


Our valuable Veterinary Technicians:

Helen:  She has been a trusted employee since 1995.  Helen has been married to her husband Mac for over 30 years.  She also has 2 children a boy and a girl.  Helen also cares for 2 horse, 13 cows and numerous dogs and cats.  She is a true animal lover.   

VeraVera, CVT:  She grew up in Murrysville and graduated from Franklin Regional High school.  She started riding horses at a young age and fell in love with them.  She owns a warmblood mare (not pictured) that she jumps and trail rides.  When she is not working or horse back riding she enjoys hiking with her 2 dogs and spending time with her family