AMANDA BURDETTE, DVM
Dr. Amanda Burdette grew up in New York and graduated from Colgate University, Amanda worked to protect ranch and farmland in D.C. for a few years before moving to Colorado in 1999. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her amazing husband and two beautiful children, dog, and two cats . In her free time she loves baking and cooking, trail running, yoga, or just enjoying the amazing Colorado life.
MISSY JORDAN, DVM
Jeanne Klafin, DVM, CVA
Originally from New York, Dr. Klafin has been serving the cats and dogs of the Boulder and New York City communities for over 10 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from New York University in 1998, and spent 10 years working in the music industry at a boutique record label before pursuing her veterinary career. Dr. Klafin then went on to complete a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University in 2005, and pursued her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at St. George’s University. Dr. Klafin spent a year in Philadelphia, finishing her veterinary training at the University of Pennsylvania. After school, she completed a rigorous internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York, where she developed an interest in all aspects of Internal Medicine. Since finishing her internship, she has worked in general practice in Boulder, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Dr. Klafin has always been interested in the health benefits of eastern medicine. In 2019, she began her traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) studies at the world-renowned Chi Institute in Florida, focusing on the practice of acupuncture, and she received her certified veterinary acupuncture degree in 2020.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own immune system through placement of specialized needles at critical points on the body. The benefits of acupuncture have been extensively studied under both eastern and western medical standards. Thousands of peer-reviewed studies show its benefits for a variety of conditions, including arthritis/orthopedic pain, neurologic abnormalities, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney and liver disorders, cancer, as well as heart and lung conditions.
Dr. Klafin incorporates an integrative approach to practicing veterinary medicine, using acupuncture and other TCVM modalities to complement western diagnoses and therapies. The addition of acupuncture for treatment of any veterinary disease offers a more holistic approach to treatment, incorporating the well-being of the whole body in a non-invasive way, with little to no side-effects.
Dr. Klafin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and is a USDA-accredited veterinarian. She lives in North Boulder with her rescue cats, Z and Gigi, and her rescue Chihuahua mix, Chilaquiles. When not practicing veterinary medicine, she takes advantage of all that Colorado has to offer. She enjoys music, film, reading, traveling, vegan cooking, boxing, hiking, cycling and rock/mountain climbing.
Christopher Blum, DVM
Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I received my B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Physiology from North Carolina State University. I then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005. After practicing for a year in the suburbs of Philadelphia, my wife and I moved to Colorado where I joined a small animal general practice in Golden. In additional to my traditional training, I became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2007. Within my first year as an associate of the practice, I became the medical director for the next 6 years. As surgery had always been an interest of mine, I left general practice after 7 years and completed a surgical internship with Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Longmont, Colorado. After the internship, I decided to return to general practice with VCA as an associate for a few months and then was promoted to medical director for 3 practices (overseeing 2 of the clinics at the same time). I then decided to leave clinical practice for a different challenge and entered the veterinary recruiting field. During this time, I also was a coach for the Client Communications Lab for third year vet students at CSU. After several years as a recruiter, I came to realize that patient care and client service was my true calling and so I decided to practice again. I am excited to be a part of the team at Boulder Veterinary Hospital. As far as what I like to do outside of work, I am a novice photographer, enjoy riding my road bike and most outdoor activities.