Dr. Lara Burkholder is a native of Nebraska who has lived on the east coast since 1993. She received a B.S. in Biology from Davidson College in North Carolina and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include internal and geriatric medicine, canine and feline behavior, and soft tissue surgery. She believes education and communication are the keys to providing excellent veterinary care and maintaining healthy, happy pets.
Dr. Burkholder lives outside of Roanoke with her three dogs, and two cats. In her free time she enjoys running, baking, gardening, and a variety of team sports. She enjoys being involved in the vibrant community that surrounds Vinton Veterinary Hospital.