Dr. John Burkhartsmeyer has been practicing in the Santa Clarita Valley for close to 40 years and has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He was raised on a cattle ranch in northern Montana. He attended Colorado State University, obtaining a B.S. and going on to receive his D.V.M. in 1976. He practiced in Helena, Montana for 10 years before moving to Santa Clarita in the mid 1980s. Dr. B. initially had the Animal Clinic of SCV in Saugus and later moved to Santa Clarita in 1990. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association and is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Judi, a 21 year old cat named Lucy, two little dogs named Sophie and Colby, and a family of pea fowl (pictured).