The Blue Ridge Team

Dr. Kelly Burke

Years in Practice: 7

Education: Washington State University

Interests: Soft-tissue surgery, pain management and exotics

Dr. Kelly Burke, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Kelly Burke was raised in Lakeside, Arizona where she attended Blue Ridge from second grade on. She participated in softball, basketball, track, volleyball, band, and Spanish while attending Blue Ridge. After graduating in 2007 she attended Arizona State University. While attending ASU she went to Guatemala and Mexico several times for missions working with children. After graduation from ASU in 2010 she attended Washington State University for veterinary school. She traveled to Mongolia with Christian Veterinary Mission in 2011 to teach children English in the Gobi Deset. She graduated from veterinary school in 2015.

Blue Ridge Pet Clinic has a special place in Dr. Burke’s heart as she started working here in 2004 at the age of 14. She worked her way up from kennel assistant to now the practice owner. She met her husband while working at Blue Ridge. He was a veterinary technician. She focuses on the veterinary client relationship and enjoys partnering with clients to achieve the best care for their animals. She has special interests in soft tissue surgery, pain management and exotics.

In her free time, Dr. Burke loves spending time with her husband and two children exploring the beautiful White Mountains. She enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking with her two golden retrievers. She also has two cats and tortoise waiting at home (they don’t enjoy hiking as much). She and her husband are involved in their church family and the community. She will occasionally umpire for Blue Ridge softball games. She also loves traveling and visiting as much of the world as possible. She loves the White Mountains and looks forward to helping it be a great place.

Dr. Jordan Linahan

Jordan Linahan, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jordan Linahan grew up in Hahira, GA on a horse farm. She quickly became passionate about animals. Dr. Linahan graduated from Valdosta State University with a Biology Degree and then thankfully was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. During vet school, Dr. Linahan became heavily involved with the Christian Veterinary Mission, which lead her to take several vet mission trips to the local White Mountain Apache Reservation. These connections lead her to apply at Blue Ridge Pet Clinic after graduation.

Dr Linahan’s favorite part of being a veterinarian is encouraging people through their animals. She knew she was in the right profession when she took her first mission trip serving the Apache people in 2017.

Dr. Linahan’s family includes her husband, Curtis and border collie mix, Lady. Even though a lot of her time is spent on dogs and cats, she also has a passion for equine medicine. Her favorite hobbies include traveling, visiting family back east, hiking the White Mountains, and Kayaking.