Kate Buriko

Dr. Kate Buriko

Kate Buriko, DVM, DACVECC

Staff Criticalist, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists                                                                         Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency and Critical Care, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Specialty Certification

American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Buriko is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed an internship at the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Buriko worked as a staff criticalist at the Animal Medical Center in New York for 9 years, then on faculty at the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor for 6 years. Following a stint in private practice, she joined CUVS in 2024 where she serves as a critical care specialist and as Director of our Emergency and Critical Care residency program. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care since 2008.

Dr. Buriko has extensive training in both small animal critical care and emergency medicine. She is passionate about education and teaching at all levels of veterinary medicine and has attained postgraduate certification in veterinary education from the Royal veterinary College in London. Her research has focused on tests of hemostasis, specifically viscoelastic testing. She has also authored book chapters on bleeding, long-term mechanical ventilation, GI ulceration, high rise syndrome and intussusception, among others.

Dr. Buriko is committed to providing the highest quality of care available to the pets in her care and believes that a big part of this is clear and timely communication with all the stakeholders, including the pet’s family. In her decision-making algorithms, she employs empathy and a clear communication style. Her passion is evident in her dedication to the profession and her methodological approach. As part of the critical care team, Dr. Buriko works closely with other specialists to ensure optimal management of critically ill pets, to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Professional Interests:

  • Bleeding
  • Thrombosis
  • Viscoelastic testing
  • Clinical education

Specialty Services

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