Dr. Beverly Finneburgh - Veterinarian
For Dr. Beverly Finneburgh, veterinary medicine runs in the family.
Her mother is a retired small-animal vet, so she’s been around the world of animal care her entire life. As she grew a bit older and developed an interest in science, Dr. Finneburgh realized that following in her mother’s footsteps would allow her to learn more about animals’ behavior and health while making a real difference in the lives of both pets and their owners. That’s why she decided to become a veterinarian!
Dr. Finneburgh—Dr. Finn to most of her clients and fellow staff members—was still in high school when she began working as a Kennel Technician at a veterinary hospital in the Dallas area, where she grew up. She attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate degree in biomedical science and her veterinary degree, working various Technician jobs and serving at the Dallas Zoo during her undergraduate years and also working in the University’s parasitology laboratory during that time. Dr. Finn had a few unforgettable experiences abroad throughout her veterinary school career—she has fond memories of working with wild hoofstock veterinarians in South Africa and helping wildlife as a part of the Tambopata Macaw Project in Peru!
After graduating with her Doctorate, Dr. Finn completed a year-long rotating small-animal and surgery internship at Kansas State University, then practiced overnight emergency medicine to gain even more confidence in her medical and surgical skills. When the time came for a change of pace and a chance to connect more deeply with her clients and patients, Dr. Finneburgh decided to enter the world of general practice—she joined the team here at Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic in the fall of 2019 and has been serving the area’s pets and animal parents ever since.
Medically, Dr. Finneburgh enjoys exotic animal medicine and also loves to study samples under the microscope. She’s always been fascinated by the complex relationships between parasites and their hosts! Above all, she loves to connect one-on-one with pet owners and particularly enjoys educating clients on animal nutrition and husbandry.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Finn can be found writing, reading fiction, hiking, and traveling.