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Meet Dr. Brittany Borck!

October 4, 2017

Welcome back Dr. Brittany Borck!  Dr. Borck may be a new or familiar face to you, as her relationship with Grand Avenue Veterinary Center began 10 years ago.  She is currently working at our practice as a relief veterinarian, filling in for our staff doctors when they have their scheduled time away from the clinic.

Here is a little more about our dear friend and colleague Brittany!

What made you decide to become a veterinarian?
For me, veterinary medicine is a fantastic blend of science, problem solving, ongoing learning, meeting new people, and, of course, working with cats and dogs all day. I originally studied environmental science, and it took a few years of working in a laboratory and doing AmeriCorps to figure out that veterinary medicine would be the perfect fit!

Where did you go to school/what year did you graduate?
I graduated from veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in 2016, and recently wrapped up a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Chicago.

Do you have an area of special interest in veterinary medicine?
My two passions are feline medicine and emergency/critical care. I also enjoy ophthalmology and internal medicine. I hope to become trained in acupuncture in the future!

Tell us about your pets:
I have one cat who is a grumpy old lady trapped in a fluffy cat’s body. Her hobbies include supervising my activities at home and keeping an eye on the neighborhood squirrels in the front window. Looking forward to adding more furry animals to my family in the near future.

Tell us about your history with GAVC:
I had a humble beginning at GAVC nearly 10 year ago, shadowing Dr. Taylor to decide if veterinary medicine would be a good career path for me. I eventually made the jump from shadowing to working as an assistant, which I was able to do throughout most of veterinary school. I’m thrilled to be back at GAVC as a practicing veterinarian!

What was your favorite food when you were a child?
Spaghetti. My mom made (and still makes) canned spaghetti sauce from the tomatoes grown in her garden, and I could have eaten it every day. I’m still a pasta junkie, and have to remind myself that responsible adults eat fruits and vegetables, too.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I love cycling, both on bike paths and on the great network of bike lanes and bike boulevards in the Twin Cities.

What chores do you hate doing?
Dusting is definitely the least satisfying chore for me. Getting a pile of dishes done feels like such an accomplishment, whereas after dusting everything looks pretty much the same!

What is your favorite form of exercise?
I really enjoy Vinyasa Yoga – the combination of physical exercise and mindfulness is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of my typical day.

What sound do you love?
My favorite sound is the sound of thunderstorms outside with the windows open. I even have a thunderstorm noise app on my phone that I turn on if I don’t fall asleep right away at night.

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