Veterinary Surgeon, Co-owner
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Dr. Burgess is originally from the United Kingdom, where he grew up around dogs, cats, horses, and small furry creatures. In 2002, he graduated from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, and became a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After graduation, he worked as a small animal veterinarian for two and a half years in Manchester, England. Dr. Burgess then spent a year working and traveling in New Zealand and Australia prior to completing a small animal rotating internship at Mississippi State University. During his internship, he conducted a biomechanical study to help better understand cranial cruciate disease in dogs.
Dr. Burgess completed his surgical residency at Purdue University in Indiana. Dr. Burgess gained a wide range of orthopedic, neurological, and soft tissue surgical experience, including minimally invasive techniques. His research focused mainly on minimally invasive surgery and total hip replacement surgery in dogs, specifically looking at bone ingrowth into metal implants, which will help reduce the need for implant replacement. Dr. Burgess was part of the pioneering team at Purdue that investigated the feasibility of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) in dogs.
Dr. Burgess started with Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists in 2010 and became a co-owner of the practice in 2015. Dr. Burgess has peer-reviewed a number of veterinary surgical texts. He has published scientific papers in a number of peer-reviewed veterinary journals and has lectured at state and national conferences. Dr. Burgess routinely sees orthopedic cases, and his other area of interests include minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, arthroscopy, and thoracoscopy), oncological surgery with extensive reconstruction, and soft tissue surgeries. Dr. Burgess also performs neurological surgeries for intervertebral disc disease.
In his spare time, Dr. Burgess is either swimming, running, or doing home improvements. Dr. Burgess has three young children and a black Labrador rescue.