Blue Ridge Pet Clinic

Welcome to Blue Ridge Pet Clinic, where our commitment is to provide the highest level of care for your pet throughout the various stages of his/her life.

As a Bond-Centered Practice, our goal is to keep your pet and his/her family healthy and happy. With decades of experience, our veterinarians and trained staff are dedicated to treating your beloved pets with compassionate, high-quality primary care. We are here too, should your pet require emergent care.

Blue Ridge Pet Clinic has earned the distinction of being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA accreditation validates our commitment to a higher standard of care, reflects a benchmark in excellence and is our industry's only independent accreditation organization.

Our pledge at Blue Ridge Pet Clinic is to provide this level of care to our community at an affordable price. Times are tough and we realize the difficult decisions one has to make in this economy. Quality pet care should not be one of them.
  • Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Closed Sunday
  • On-Call After hours call: (928) 367-5950
  • Dr. Kelly Burke, DVM, 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. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Washington State University
    soft-tissue surgery, pain management and exotics
  • Dr. Carol Rowe, DVM

    Dr. Carol Rowe, DVM, is a veterinarian at Blue Ridge Pet Clinic, Inc. Dr. Rowe was raised in Morgan Hill, California. Her family moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1978 where Dr. Rowe completed her senior year at Sabino High School. After graduation she attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, later attending Colorado State University, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

    Dr. Rowe, an accredited veterinarian, began practicing at Valley Animal Hospital, in Tucson Arizona, mentoring under Dr. Thomas Miller. In 1993 Dr. Rowe purchased Desert Small Animal Hospital from Dr. Gerry Ault, DVM. There, she provided primary veterinary care to the community until she sold the clinic in 2002.

    Dr. Rowe moved to the White Mountains of Arizona and continued her practice after purchasing Blue Ridge Pet Clinic from Dr. Nick Weidel, DVM in 2002. She sold the practice to Dr. Kelly Burke in 2018. Dr Rowe is still a valued Veterinarian here at Blue Ridge Pet Clinic. 

    Dr. Rowe is married and has one son. She is a vital member of the White Mountain community and the area has greatly benefited from her many generous efforts on behalf of local charitable organizations.

    In addition to providing primary patient care, Dr. Rowe's special interests include soft-tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and cardiology. Currently she is the only veterinarian in the White Mountain Community who is credentialed in Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy. Under her leadership, the Blue Ridge Pet Clinic has earned accredition by the American Animal Hospital Association, veterinary medicine's single independent accreditation organization. She ensures that the utmost level of care is provided at Blue Ridge Pet Clinic, giving special attention to bond-centric strategies; a holistic approach to family-pet-veterinary care that supports the emotional needs of pet-owning families. Her many years of experience and education have proven her to be a community leader in providing pets and their families with compassionate, quality care.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1988
    Colorado State University
    soft-tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and cardiology
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    Dr. Kate Schulze, DVM

    Dr. Kate Schulze graduated from Globe High School, Arizona. She received her BS degree in Zoology  from Oklahoma State University in 1978 and her MS degree in Biology from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 1981. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Texas A&M University in 1985. She began practicing small animal medicine and surgery in California, and three years later undertook a one-year internship in the school of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. In 1989 Dr. Schulze returned to the United States and to small animal practice in California. She Moved to Tucson, AZ. in 1992, and began work at Sunrise Pet Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian for Dr. Robert Hoge, who was highly regarded in the veterinary community, and her mentor. Dr. Schulze purchased the clinic from Dr. Hoge in 1995.

    She expanded the size and the scope of her Tucson clinic to include those areas of medicine and surgery which she has a particular interest or expertise, and which the community needed. these included small animal preventative medicine, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, veterinary dentistry and animal behavior. the development and growth was driven by the philosophy that the health care team at Sunrise Pet Clinic was first and foremost the pet's advocate.

    After 15 years as owner and lead veterinarian Dr. Schulze sold Sunrise Pet Clinic. In 2009 she began a three year sabbatical in Australia where she held licenses to practice in the states of Victoria and Queensland, and where she worked locums. She and her husband returned to Tucson in 2012 where they have one son and grandson. they now split their time between Tucson and Arizona's White Mountains. While in Pinetop-Lakeside Dr. Schulze enjoys practicing medicine, part time, at the Blue Ridge Pet Clinic with her longtime colleague and friend Dr. Carol Rowe

    Dr. Schulze maintains membership in the AVMA, AAHA, as well as in the state veterinary associations of Arizona. California and Texas, states wherein she remains licensed to practice. She is also a member of both the Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and Arizona State Veterinary Association.

    Beyond veterinary medicine Dr. Schulze is an avid skier, swimmer, hiker and birdwatcher- worldwide she has seen and identified almost 3000 species of birds. She has been a supporter of the performing arts in Tucson, particularly the Arizona Opera
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
    Texas A&M
    preventative medicine, internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, dentistry and behavior
  • Dr. Nicole Howey

    Dr. Howey grew up in Brandon, South Dakota. She began her love of animals at a young age, especially horses. She grew up showing horses in Eventing and continued to compete in Dressage throughout college. She completed her B.A. at Albion College, in Albion, Michigan majoring in Cell Biology and minoring in Art. She then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Howey moved to northern Wisconsin where she spent 2 years working at a mixed animal practice focusing on small animal and equine medicine and surgery, She joined Blue Ridge Per clinic in June 2019 with Dr. Norman. Her special interests include small animal surgery and equine general practice. Dr. Howey brings her trusty companion Mia, the little border collie, with her on all the daily adventures. You might spot her around the clinic! In her spare time, Dr. Howey enjoys riding her horse Prince, hiking, playing violin, and painting.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Iowa State University
    Small animal surgery and equine general practice.
  • Dr. Kyle Norman

    Dr. Norman grew up on a crop and swine farm in Humboldt Iowa. During high school he was active in athletics as well as FFA. Dr. Norman earned a bachelors of science from Iowa State University in Biology before attending Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Iowa State CVM Dr. Norman started his career as a mixed animal practitioner at Harmony and Cresco Veterinary Clinics in SE Minnesota and NE Iowa. Dr. Norman practiced there for four years and developed an interest in orthopedic surgery. In his free time he enjoys hunting, flying, working on cars, and spending time with Nicole.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Orthopedic surgery