Dr. Matt Brunke was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attained his BS in Animal Science from Cornell University. After attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts he did his clinical rotations at Purdue University and began practicing in upstate NY in 2004. He was the first veterinarian in the Capital District to be certified in canine rehab (CCRP through the University of Tennessee) and oversaw a rehab practice from 2007-2012. He is also certified in pain management and acupuncture. Dr. Brunke believes in a big picture and practical approach to his patients. He has a special interest in palliative care and canine athletes. He is also working on his credentials for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He teaches nationally and internationally on numerous rehabilitation topics. When not at work he can be found outside training for triathlons and marathons. He finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2015 and is back in training again. Penny his 2 year old pit bull is his running buddy and training partner. Adelaide is his Newfoundland puppy and Milo the old cat runs the household.