Craig Burk D.V.M./Owner
Craig Burk, D.V.M., was born and raised on Des Moines, Iowa's, South Side. Dr. Burk graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, for six years, graduating from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976.
Dr. Burk joined the Knoxville Veterinary Clinic in 1977, at a time when livestock was the primary focus. He interned at the clinic in 1975 and enjoyed it immensely. Dr. Burk became the sole owner of the clinic in 1991. He remained a small animal doctor, selling the "farm animal" portion of the practice in 1994.
Dr. Burk has four children, Ryan, Holly, Chelsea, and Joshua. Ryan is married and lives in Portland, Oregon. Holly and Chelsea are college students. Josh is a student at Knoxville High School. Dr. Burk and his wife, Pamela, have been married since 2004. Pam has two grown daughters, Michelle and Melissa, and two grandchildren, Shelby and Samuel.
Dr. Burk and Pam have four dogs, Goliath (Weimaraner), Samson (golden retriever), Katie (miniature pinscher), and Gracie (Chihuahua). They also have Josh's Japanese Chinn, Guinevere, part-time. Their house is going to the dogs!
Quite active in the Knoxville community, Dr. Burk is a former president of Kiwanis; on the board of Habitat for Humanity, Marion County; a deacon in his church; sings and plays guitar in his church's band and sometimes leads services there; and he acts as an advisor for animal health issues for the Marion County Humane Society and for the Marion County health department.