Born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina near Asheville, Dr. Hannah Burns moved to Raleigh to attend NC State University, receiving an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. She then went on to complete her DVM at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Go Wolfpack!
Based on a previous experience, Dr. Burns knew that it was in her heart to use her DVM to focus specifically on those going through the loss of a pet. As a teenager, she had a very moving and positive experience when saying goodbye to her beloved childhood dog, Hushpuppy- a fiery, little schnauzer mix with the personality of a lion, who she had had by her side for 15 years. While saying goodbye was painful, her veterinarian left an impression that she has never forgotten. Her vet walked her through the loss of Hushpuppy with so much kindness that she knew, eventually, she wanted to do the same for others when she had the chance.
Hannah is passionate about helping those in need and meeting them where they are. Her hope is to be an extension of compassion and bring peace and comfort during the difficult moments of saying goodbye. She knows pets are members of our families and believes the process of saying goodbye should be handled gently with grace and dignity.
Dr. Burns currently works in general practice at Banfield Pet Hospital. Family and friends are very important to Hannah and she considers herself blessed with a loving, supportive community of people in her life. She lives with her husband, Kerry, and their little dog, George- a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix, who they rescued from Saving Grace in Wake Forest. In her free time, Dr. Burns loves planting flowers, going to the movies, drinking good wine, vacationing in Jamaica, and interior decorating.